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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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How to Make Lemonade Out of Lemons and Pay off $108k in Debt

By on May 13, 2015 in Debt | 5 comments

How did you acquire $108,000 in debt? What did that debt consist of? The debt came in bunches. The first $18,000 was student loan debt, which wasn’t all that bad considering this was both my wife’s and my debt combined. Another $70,000 was our home loan – a small amount compared to other homeowners, but we were smart and bought a foreclosure when the prices were at...

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How One Family Got Out From Under $62,000 in Debt

By on May 6, 2015 in Debt | 5 comments

How did you acquire over $62,000 in debt? What did that debt consist of? This was the total combined debt from me and my husband. I wish I could say this was mortgage or student loan debt, but sadly it was the very worst kind caused by abusing credit cards and loans. We got into debt from the very moment that we were legally allowed to obtain credit at age 18, quite...

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Using YouTube to Pay Off $70,000 in Debt

By on Apr 22, 2015 in Debt | 2 comments

Today we share the story behind YouTube video content creator Lane Fournerat and his family’s journey out of $70,000 in debt. Enjoy! How did you acquire $70,000 in debt? What did that debt consist of? Our $70,000 of debt was $60,000 in student loans, and the rest was a couple of cars and a small credit card. What did it feel like to have that much debt? It...

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WKW 59: How to Get a Lower Interest Rate on Your Debt with Dan Macklin

By on Apr 17, 2015 in Debt, Podcast | 2 comments

Today with us we have Dan Macklin who is one of the founding members of SoFi, a marketplace lender that offers student loan refinancing, personal loans and mortgages. He is a thought leader whose perspectives on education debt and personal finance have been featured in a variety of media outlets including CNBC, ABC, Fox Business and Fast Company, as well as his...

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How One Woman “Swept Away” Nearly $80,000 in Debt in Less Than 3 Years

By on Apr 15, 2015 in Debt | 5 comments

How did you acquire $79,500 in debt? What did that debt consist of? My debt consisted of $50,784.35 in credit card debt, and an additional $28,756.17 in student loan debt that was a combination of my master’s degree and my daughters undergraduate degree. What did it feel like to have that much debt? It felt like a huge, crushing burden that filled me with dread,...

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