You might hear people say that you’ll “always have debt”. I automatically bought into that notion myself, believing I had to borrow money for emergencies and to pay for big ticket items.
But after paying off over $147,000 in debt, I now know that you CAN break free of debt’s grip and live the life you love. You can pay with money you already have, and save a bundle in the process.
Will you help spread the word that Debt is Not ForeverTM? (Because more people need to know it!)
Imagine a life where your paycheck stays yours. Where you can live without the costly financial burden of debt. Where you can give freely and plan for the future.
Those things ARE possible! You can join in as we shout it from the rooftops by doing one or more of the following suggestions.
1. Share your why.
Take a photo of something that shows YOUR reason for getting out of debt. That could be a photo of something that represents freedom, your family, your future, the car you’re paying off so you can drive debt-free, or whatever resonates with you.
Then share it on Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram using the hashtag #DebtIsNotForever or email it to me to share at firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s your life, and your choice to become debt free. Sharing your why can inspire others on their own journeys. (See this link for more details.)
2. Take a stand.
Write down one of the phrases below on a post-it note, then take a photo of your note and share it on Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram using the hashtag #DebtIsNotForever. You can also email it to me at email@example.com and I’ll share it out for you.
- I am the kind of person who only spends money I already have.
- My family deserves a debt-free life.
- I no longer borrow money to pay for things. I rely on hard work and resourcefulness instead.
- I will be debt free by [date] or sooner. (Insert the date you’ve calculated, maybe using my debt snowball app.)
- I prepare for emergencies and save until I have the money for the things I want and need.
- I am/will be debt free because ____________. (fill in your reason)
- (Or create your own)
(See this link for more details.)
3. Encourage others.
Spread the Debt is Not Forever message on your blog, because others need to hear it. What you write is up to you. It could be a post about why you’re getting out of debt, alternatives to debt, your own debt payoff story, debt reduction tips, or whatever you think would help others to know that it IS possible to live a debt free life.
Once your post is live, share it with me and I’ll include it in an uber #DebtIsNotForever post. (Don’t have a blog but still want to encourage others? Post it on The Debt Myth’s Facebook page or tweet it out with that hashtag instead.)
During the month of January, I’ll be gathering your #DebtIsNotForever notes and photos into a collage so we can see all those powerful motivations in one place. They’ll be an inspiration to others who are getting out of debt.