Category Archives: Debt Free Stories

Paying Off $18,000 in 18 Months

by Jackie Beck

Today’s debt free story is from Jessica Fisher (of Life as Mom and Good Cheap Eats fame) who’s a mom to six. She and her husband paid off $18,000 in consumer debt, and think that living the debt-free life now …

Posted in Debt Free Stories on 03.23.15 | Comments Off on Paying Off $18,000 in 18 Months

Decades to Get Out of Debt

by Jackie Beck

It took me decades to get out of debt, if you count from the very first moment I decided I both hated debt and wanted to see it gone. Why did it take me so long? Not because I didn’t …

Posted in Debt Free Stories on 03.02.15 | 4 Comments

We Paid Off Our Mortgage 10 Times Faster Than Normal

by Jackie Beck

Many people don’t even think of paying off their mortgage early. Or if they do consider it, they decide not to based on a couple of commonly held beliefs: that it’s good to keep a mortgage “for the tax deduction” …

Posted in Debt Free Stories on 12.08.14 | 8 Comments

How Ashley Paid Off Her Car 3 Years Early

by Jackie Beck

Today’s debt free story is from Ashley Jacobs, who’s now driving around town in her paid-for car! Here’s her story. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I live in Newport Beach, CA with my 6 year old golden retriever, …

Posted in Debt Free Stories on 10.15.14 | Comments Off on How Ashley Paid Off Her Car 3 Years Early