Gabriel, Gwendolyn D. 1966-

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GABRIEL, Gwendolyn D. 1966-

PERSONAL:

Born September 18, 1966, in Dallas, TX; daughter of Joe E. (a truck driver) and Barbara J. (a nurse) Gabriel; married Richard J. Pellichet, May 18, 1997. Ethnicity: "African American." Education: Southern Methodist University, J.D., 1990; Cedar Valley College, real estate certificate, 1994; University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A., 1997. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Baptist. Hobbies and other interests: Crocheting, reading self-help books.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Dallas, TX. Office—Brown Bag Press, P.O. Box 764585, Dallas, TX 75376. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER:

Attorney, entrepreneur, and author. Called to the Bar of the State of Texas; U.S. Department of Education, Dallas, TX, civil rights attorney, 1991—; in private practice of family law; volunteer attorney for low-income clients. Also works as real estate broker.

MEMBER:

Alpha Kappa Alpha.

WRITINGS:

Become Totally Debt-Free in Five Years or Less: Pay off Your Mortgage, Car, Credit Cards, and More!, Brown Bag Press (Dallas, TX), 2000.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

Money Management for Young Adults; research on more ways to save money.

SIDELIGHTS:

Gwendolyn D. Gabriel told CA: "I am a self-proclaimed cheapskate who is also an attorney and a real estate broker. Of these titles, I believe that 'cheapskate' is the one that has had the greatest impact on my life.

"I became totally debt-free in five years by paying off all my debts, including my thirty-year mortgage loan. Being a cheapskate comes naturally to me, but I realize that it may not come as naturally to others, so I wrote my book to help others get out of debt, too. I have such a great need to help people who are struggling financially and living from paycheck to paycheck. For this reason, I am inspired to write financial books."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

ONLINE

Brown Bag Press Web site,http://www.brownbagpress.com/ (December 12, 2003).