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How a Teacher Taught Herself to Dump $102,000 in Debt

By on Jul 1, 2015 in Debt | 5 comments

Tell us a bit about yourself. My name is Ruth, and I live with my husband (DH) and two of our three daughters. Our eldest has grown up and flown the nest. I work as a high school teacher, and my husband runs a home business. What was your debt at its highest? What did that debt consist of? We acquired our unsecured debt of $102,200 debt very unconsciously at first....

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How to Pay Off Debt and Travel the World

By on Jun 17, 2015 in Debt | 2 comments

Today for our debt success story we feature a young wife and mother who turned her debt problem into the ability to travel the world. Welcome, Emma! How did you acquire $30,000 in debt? What did that debt consist of? My $30,000 in consumer debt consisted $5,000 for an unpaid tax bill I took out an unsecured personal loan to pay the tax bill and then added another...

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How a Professor Taught His Way Out of $28,000 in Debt

By on Jun 10, 2015 in Debt | 3 comments

Tell us a bit about yourself. I’m a mid-30s single man currently living in the Midwest.  I am an accountant by trade and teach as an adjunct at several colleges and universities in the area of accounting and finance.  I found a passion teaching personal finance by accident in my career.  I was not enjoying the way accounting was being taught at one of my colleges so...

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What it Takes to Pay Off $115k in Debt in Just 2.5 Years

By on Jun 3, 2015 in Debt | 4 comments

How did you acquire $115.000 in debt? What did that debt consist of? We got married in 2003 and each brought student loan debt to the marriage. Each of us attended private universities to obtain our degrees and that was a big chunk of our debt. We also had a car loan and some credit card debt. It added up to $115,000. What did it feel like to have that much debt? We...

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How 5 Jobs Got One Family Rid of $24,000 in Debt

By on May 27, 2015 in Debt | 1 comment

Today’s debt payoff story features husband and father of four, Kalen Bruce. Enjoy! How did you acquire $24,000 in debt? What did that debt consist of? We had $151,000 total at our worst, but $127,000 was our mortgage, so we were $24,000 in consumer debt. It was mostly credit cards with a couple vehicle payments, but fortunately our taste wasn’t that of the...

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How to Pay off $8,400 in Debt in Just 90 Days

By on May 20, 2015 in Debt | 4 comments

How did you acquire “$8400” in debt? What did that debt consist of? I battled with credit card debt throughout college and graduated with 10k when I left school in 2009. By late 2011, I was debt free and managed to remain so until I bought my first home in July 2013. I lumped the renovation in with the mortgage, but the renovation went crazy over budget (thanks to a...

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