As the creator of this site, I’m really happy to finally be able to tell our OWN debt free story here today. (Note: I’ve recently updated this post to add detailed info about our income.) Of course I’d love to to see your debt free stories here too!
So here goes:
We’re officially debt free! We’ve paid off approximately $147,106 in debt — including our mortgage. (About $52,000 of that amount was consumer debt.)
Tell someone that you’ve paid off your house (along with a slew of other debt over the years), and you’re likely to get responses like these:
1. How did you do it?
2. How long did it take?
3. I wish I could do that.
Well, let me speak to that last response first: You CAN get out of debt. You don’t need debt to get ahead, or to buy the things you want. You can stand on your own two feet — saving for emergencies and the things you’d love to do. (Stuff you probably can’t do very easily right now, in fact, because of all the payments you’re making.)
Becoming debt free is totally doable, so long as you’re willing to do what it takes.