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

The first time I watched your show, I felt an overwhelming sense of vindication. For 6 years, when my wife and I were still dating, we embarked on an experiment to see if we could buy a house in cash. We had heard many people say “You’ll never have enough money, so why not carry […]

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People in my office work 12 hour shifts, and we order in food for lunch all the time. Making my lunch at home has saved me soo much! When I really want to have the restaurant delivery stuff, I get one or two egg rolls, or some other side-order, depending on where the group is […]

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I’m a huge fan of Gail, watching all her TV shows and reading her blog everyday so I thought I would share some of my strategies for saving money. Currently it’s just my husband and I (DINKS – Dual Income No Kids) in our early thirties with only mortgage debt. I have been fortunate enough […]

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I just wanted to thank you for all the advice you’re sharing. I’ve been watching your shows on TV and you really inspired me to take control of my financial life. Right now, I am 23 years old, I graduated from the University of Ottawa last year, found my first job and I am slowly […]

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My husband and I have been married 6 years next month. We got married in Jamaica, and instead of saving up for it, we charged the entire thing on our Visa. From there we had a big move to a different province, have had 2 beautiful kids, and a big move back home. Now I’ve […]

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“In five years”

January 26, 20151 Comment

I just wanted to thank you for your shows. My reason for writing this to you is that I introduced my ex-wife to your shows and as of today she is completely debt free (except mortgage) which she will now start making extra payments on. She had around 23K in comsumer debt, I was continually […]

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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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