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How One Man Dumped Debt to Prepare for a Plush Retirement

By on Dec 17, 2014 in Debt | 0 comments

For today’s debt success story, we welcome James from Retirement Savvy. Tell us a bit about yourself. I retired in 2005 after serving 21 years in the United States Army, where I had a chance to travel the world and engage with a diverse, eclectic group of people and enjoy incredible experiences. During the latter part of my career, my interest in personal...

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How One Woman Paid off $30,000 in Debt on a $40,000 Salary

By on Dec 10, 2014 in Debt | 0 comments

How did you acquire $30,000 in debt?  What did that debt consist of? My $30k+ debt was all student loan debt. I was fortunate to receive some pretty substantial scholarships from my undergraduate university which kept my debt load low. I then foolishly borrowed a bunch of money to attend a fancy, “brand name” graduate school. What did it feel like to have that much...

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Not Your Average Debt Payoff Story

By on Nov 26, 2014 in Debt | 4 comments

Greetings, Well Kept Wallet friends!  Today we’re sharing a different kind of a debt payoff story.  It’s still a story with lots of debt, but with a little different twist.  Enjoy. After blogging for over a year now in the personal finance community, I have certainly seen my fair share of debt journey stories, so I was a little surprised when I was asked...

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How One Woman Overcame Cancer and Conquered Her Debt

By on Nov 19, 2014 in Debt | 8 comments

How did you acquire $41,000 in debt? What did that debt consist of? Initially when we decided we wanted to become debt-free our total debt was $25,000, which consisted of a $10,000 student loan, $10,000 car payment and 2 credit cards that amounted to $5,000. Prior to really analyzing our finances we never considered ourselves in debt, because we had what seemed like...

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How One Millennial Paid Off $30,000 in Debt

By on Nov 12, 2014 in Debt | 1 comment

How did you acquire $30,000 in debt? What did that debt consist of? I got into about $30,000 in student loan debt after I graduated from college. It was half federal loans and half private loans. But it was all a complete surprise! I had no idea I had borrowed that much money each year that I was in college. I’d had a financial aid packaged that seem to “cover...

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How One Man Dumped $45,000 of Debt in Six Years

By on Nov 5, 2014 in Debt | 3 comments

How did you acquire $45,000 in debt? What did that debt consist of? At its height, I had just shy of $25,000 in credit card debt and nearly $20,000 in student loan debt. I was sitting at $45,000 total debt, and this was about 15 years ago. What did it feel like to have that much debt? To say that it was overwhelming would be putting it lightly. It was something that...

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