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Choose Financial Freedom

Congratulations to all of the 2019 graduates! Your success should be celebrated and embraced because you’ve worked extremely hard to get to this point. Watch the video below for a few words of encouragement for the Class of 2019!

As you continue your life’s journey and achieve new milestones, it’s important that you force yourself to step outside of your comfort zone. The video below contains insight into how you can make the decision to forgo the familiar.

You will have to step outside of your comfort zone when you’re applying for scholarships to graduate debt-free. Some students may not enjoy writing or searching for scholarships, but don’t let your discomfort defeat you. If you choose to not apply for scholarships, then you are preparing yourself for a life burdened with student loan debt.

Be proactive today and enjoy the benefits of financial freedom later. You can watch the video below for my thoughts on receiving my debt-free degree in the mail.

Oh, by the way, recording this video was a lot easier because my degree didn’t cost me a dime! I hope the same is true for you!

All the best,

Danielle E. Jeffers



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Step Outside of Your Comfort Zone

The success and lifestyle you see so clearly in your mind are on the other side of your comfort zone. Choose to embrace the discomfort while knowing that you will only be better because of it.

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Building a Business in College

No More Interviews featured Danielle on their Instagram, YouTube channel, and podcast. No More Interviews is a company that shares the raw, authentic, and personal stories of ambitious minority leaders to inspire others to overcome their fears.

Explore Danielle’s thought process as a student entrepreneur and the visionary of Dough 4 Degrees by watching the video and listening to the podcast below.

Listen to the podcast interview.

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Entrepreneurship in College

Danielle discusses her journey as an entrepreneur in college with a good friend and fellow entrepreneur, Kenny Horoho, during an April 2018 interview.

Listen to the podcast.

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Capitol Captures Collaboration

Dough 4 Degrees collaborated with Capitol Captures to produce some meaningful content. Danielle Jeffers, Founder of Dough 4 Degrees, LLC and Richard Randolph, Founder of Capitol Captures, are friends who met and studied at Virginia Tech. Danielle and Richard graduated from Virginia Tech in May 2019.

Watch the videos below to see what we created together!

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3 Ways Students Pay for College

College is expensive! The cost of one year at a four-year institution is more than some salaries. How do students pay for such an expensive investment?

Danielle Jeffers, Founder of Dough 4 Degrees, LLC, interviewed three random Virginia Tech students to see how they pay for their education. Watch the video below for a look into their college funding experiences and their perspectives on how paying for college will impact their lives.

Comment who you can relate to the most and what you noticed about their experiences below the video.

You can avoid the pitfall of student loan debt by earning scholarships to graduate debt-free. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for videos related to scholarship success.

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Goodbye Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Goodbye Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Hello YouTube and LinkedIn

A month ago, I made the decision to quit Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. I stopped using those platforms personally and professionally. If you search for me or Dough 4 Degrees on those apps, you will find our profiles. However, I’m no longer actively managing those pages.

I detailed the reasons why I quit social media aka Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter on my personal YouTube channel. Watch the video below for insight into how this change has impacted my life.

If you would like a look at my life beyond Dough 4 Degrees, then please subscribe to my personal YouTube channel. In the near future, I’ll be sharing my perspective on life as a 22-year-old debt-free graduate and a full-time entrepreneur.

You can watch the video below for “10 Lessons I Learned at 21.” This video is a must if you are 21 now or will be turning 21 soon.

Peace, blessings, prosperity, and love.


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Danielle Graduates Debt-Free


May 17, 2019. Blacksburg, VA. Virginia Tech.

Danielle Jeffers Graduated Debt-Free

B.A. in Communication

Magnum Cum Laude & Honors

Founder, Dough 4 Degrees, LLC

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10 Lessons I Learned at 21

College forces you to grow up quickly and identify what you need to do to become an independent adult. As a debt-free college student, I challenged myself to mature faster than my peers so I could tackle the world head on after graduation.

My 21st year of life was one of my hardest thus far, but it was filled with so many life lessons. Watch the video below for 10 lessons I learned at 21.

I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments. You can subscribe to my personal YouTube channel for a look at my life beyond Dough 4 Degrees.

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Dough 4 Degrees’ 2019 Scholarship Success Series

Do you need advice on how you can prepare to graduate from college debt-free? We hosted a 2019 Facebook Live Scholarship Success Series to teach you how.

On each of the following Sundays at 3 PM EST we spoke directly to a particular type of student.

February 24: High School Seniors

March 3: Undergraduate College Students

March 10: High School Juniors

March 17: High School Sophomores

March 24: High School Freshmen

Do you have any questions or concerns we can help you with? Let us know in the comments and subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional information.