Table of contents for Debt Free Forever
This is the first post in a series that will explore how you can become debt free, and stay debt free forever. Future posts will talk about when you should and should not use credit cards for purchases. Why you should care about your credit score, how to save money on every day expenses, will credit repair companies help you or hurt you and much more. Make sure to subscribe to our feed so you don’t miss a single installment of this series.
The United States is in a debt crisis. A 2.57 trillion dollar crisis in 2007 according to the Federal Reserve. The average American household caries $8,565 in credit card debt. What makes this particularly scary is that many consumers are not getting over the heads in debt from frivolous spending. As salaries and wages haven’t kept up with rising costs, consumers are turning to their credit cards to make ends meet.
Many people are aware of the problem and would like to become debt free. But they don’t know how. Schools don’t teach finances, and with the amazing amount of both good and bad information on the internet it is hard to know where to turn. In fact, it is easy to get ripped off and end up even worse than before.
In this series I am going to give you a basic financial education and step by step directions that will help you get debt free, and stay debt free forever. You won’t need to buy anything, you won’t need to hurt your credit rating or declare bankruptcy. Each post will talk in depth about a specific credit or money topic. Then I’ll give you an assignment to work on. Stick with me, and you will become debt free forever!
Now here is your first assignment.
Assignment One: Make a Commitment
Let me be honest. This isn’t going to be easy, and you are going to make plenty of mistakes along the way. So you need to make a commitment. A strong commitment to do what it takes, and to keep doing what it takes, until you reach your goal. So today I’d like you to set the goal of becoming debt free, with the commitment to do the assignments exactly as they are assigned. And if you make a mistake and fall off the wagon, make a commitment to get right back up, brush yourself off, and get back with the program. Making a public commitment makes you more accountable, so feel free to post here if you will work with me to become debt free forever!