For me, every year’s New Year’s resolution was to get my debt situation under control. But it would never last.
That’s how Leslie Walsh, then age 47, felt year after year.
New year, new you, right? Except when it doesn’t turn out that way…
As my children grew older, expenses that I thought would go away (child care, braces, etc) just morphed into different expenses.
I was scared, and lost a lot of sleep worrying about my family’s debt situation. Especially with college looming out there for my two kids.
I felt desperate almost all of the time. Sometimes I would actually cry.
As the year would proceed and my New Year’s resolution would fail, I would feel terrible about myself. It felt like I couldn’t breathe on a regular basis.
That was her life two years ago.
Leslie was struggling with debt and budgeting, just like so many people do right now.
She was anxious and tired of those failed New Year’s resolutions. Tired of being in debt, and the accompanying stress.
That’s when she ran across a spark of hope in a Costco Connection article that talked about my own debt free story. (I’ve also been there and done that, having paid off over $147K to become completely debt free.)