Getting to DEBT FREE… Your Story

You wanted a place where you could share your successes, your trials and tribulations, your tips and techniques, and I give you Your Story – Getting to Debt Free.

Go to the Your Questions section on my home page to submit your story. Make sure you check the “Success Post” box or your story might get lost among the hundreds of questions I get every week. Since we don’t plan to correct anything you write — this is, after all, YOUR story — make sure it looks the way you want it to when you submit it because it’s going up exactly as is.

The first thing to include is your name (whatever name you wish to use) and the category you want the story posted under. You can choose from:

  • How I’m Doing
  • My Best Strategy
  • What’s Stopping Me
  • I’m Debt Free
  • I Need Ideas

Make sure you add one of these labels, along with a title for your story. So the first line before you write your story might look like this:

Maria’s Story, I’m Debt Free, Hurrah! I’m DF!

Then we’ll post it as Maria’s Story: Hurrah! I’m DF! under the category “I’m Debt Free.” If you leave any of these things off, your story won’t get posted, so pay attention.

Once we receive your submission, we’ll make sure it’s on theme and then add it to the Your Story pages. Others will be able to comment and give feedback. Anyone who is rude or mean will get a Virtual Gail Smack: you’ll be deleted and blocked.

This is a good place to shout your success, share ideas and support each other as you figure out your money and how to create the life you want. As Claire said:

Less secrets, more sharing can never be a bad thing!

Finally, I want you to know how proud I am of you all. Your determination to take control of your money and your life is inspiring, and I hope you’ll motivate even more people to believe that they CAN be debt free. Belief is the first step. Since we all waver from time to time, on-going support from friends moving in the same direction does wonders to reaffirm our commitment to achieving whatever goals — large or small — we’ve set for ourselves. And since we all have good ideas to share, this will be a great place to urge each other on, suggest ways to tweak a plan, or applaud the efforts in taking control.

So now it’s up to y’all to make this space as rich and rewarding as it can be. Tell your story. Share your successes. If you’re so frustrated you want to scream, scream here! We’re listening. We want to hear what you have to say. We’ll shower you with virtual hugs and kisses, or kick your butt, or whatever else it is that you want. Ask, and you shall receive.

 

Recent Success Stories

I am always trying to find ways to save money and I’ve found one that has enabled me to save almost $400 since the beginning of the summer! Savings, I never would have had otherwise. I save fives, as in $5.00 dollar bills. Whenever I pay for something and I receive a $5.00 bill as […]

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I just want to thank you for what you did for me (not personally, but with your books/shows). This is year number three of being debt free and it feel soooooo nice! Because of you, I have now a big fat emergency fund, nice retirement savings and also, I think twice before spending money. My […]

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I just wanted to write you a quick note to say thank you for your shows and your books and your “own it” approach to money management and being debt free…forever!! I picked up your books (and I didn’t buy them on credit), and have been reading them and following your advise and plans on […]

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In our organization, we assist youths and adults with disabilities in a variety of programming and training. My role here is advocating on their behalf and teaching them the skills they require to find and secure employment. Part of what I do as well is to teach employment-based workshops ranging from Customer Service, Expectations in […]

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Gush time. I love what you do and how you do it. Day by day, month by month I’m digging myself out of the hole I found myself in (which was entirely my fault, I got greedy, wanted “stuff” and didn’t read the fine print). On June 14th I made what will be my very […]

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I had been slowly, but steadily, been racking up my credit cards. To a total of over 11k. I began watching “Till Debt Do Us Part” and started looking at my finances…at the amount I was overspending, and the hole I was digging for myself. I began budgeting. Using cash only. And writing down every […]

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My husband and I have started doing the money jars at home and we find that we are saving money every month. I just wanted to say thank you Gail, from the bottom of my heart. You have helped us so much I even got my friend interested in this program too. We own our […]

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Had it not been for the drilling you gave couples on “Til Debt Do Us Part” we would not be debt free today. We would be making minimum payments forever. The repetition is what I needed to focus and discipline myself. As of yesterday I paid off the debt with our tax rebate cheque and […]

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