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

We just wanted to take a minute and share how happy my wife and I are that we are almost completely creditor debt free! We would watch your show, and realized that we were on the same path as so many of families on your show. We owed $43,812 – 4 1/2 years ago in […]

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K Wrote: We want to thank you for your book Money-Smart Kid$. As parents who don’t have a great handle on our own finances, we want our kids to know better. Kids need to be taught about money or else they become adults with bad habits…as you well know! So, we read your book and […]

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I have watched your show for many years and love it. Just before my parents died of cancer I spent A LOT of money on them. Whoever gave me a credit card I took it and maxed it, (my last count was 12 credit cards equaling approx $35,000 not including loans and a mortgage). I […]

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In 2010, I lost my job of 17 years. I thought I would totally retire from the company. I was making a very good wage, had profit sharing, bonus structures and a pension plan. What a shock it was to find out that those years would be ripped away from me without notice. I felt […]

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Saving for School

December 14, 20152 Comments

I’ve been curious about RESP’s for a while and jumped for joy when I found your book “Saving for School”. My husband has been working crazy over time hours to help us put in our $2500 for 2014, for my fifteen year old honour student, and your book let me know we could also put […]

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Happy Endings

December 7, 2015No Comments

My wife is a huge fan. I honestly think she has bought more of your books than any other person on Earth. Don’t worry, she always pays cash. She has read everything you put on paper I think and always watches your show. She has become extremely knowledgeable about not only personal finance but investing […]

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I just wanted to thank you so much for your “Til Debt Do Us Part” show, and all advice you share. I was never too crazy with spending, but did come out of University with $70,000 in student loans and almost $20,000 between lines of credit and cards. I grew up in a family of […]

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My New Hero!

November 16, 20151 Comment

I just started your books 2 days ago. Already on my 2nd. You are LIFE SAVER. MY NEW HERO!!! I’ve been searching how to do a budget and it was really stressing me out and super time consuming, as I couldn’t find what I was looking for. My first time doing one and I LOVE […]

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