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
Gail, I just want to say Thank you so much! I have watched your show for a few years, gathered all the information I needed. It was hard, but we now have our mortgage and everything else is paid off and cut up! I love this freedom we now have ! It feels so good […]
I am wondering if I would be able to get your mailing address? (even if it’s a P.O box or something of the sort). My husband and I are nearing the end of our 5-year debt repayment plan and could not have done it without the information we learned from you and your television show. […]
Thank so you so much! My sister and I have been following Til Debt Do Us Part on TV and online for several years now. After getting separated, then being unemployed for almost 8 months, I found myself carrying far more debt than I ever felt comfortable with. Now I’ve landed myself a new job […]
I was in debt. But after watching your show. I have taken your advice and have paid off my debt. I had a $8000.00 credit card but paid in off in one year even going through health problems. I wanted to thank you for your show, it made things real and I think it helped […]
I have been meaning to write you for some time with my question. I keep chickening out because I’m worried you will think I am one of those Internet crazy people! My question is: Will you please come to my university convocation/graduation in spring of 2016? It will be in Ottawa, Ontario (no specific date […]
I immigrated to Canada almost 2 years ago now, to be with my partner of 22 years as the economy in My home country had hit a low, and the chances of us keeping our (reasonably good careers) was looking unlikely. It was a very costly move and we used all our savings paying for […]
Today is not the end of the road but it is a milestone. My husband and I have been together for almost 12 years and have carried out debt for longer. We both left previous domestic relationships where we were literally married to Money Morons. I brought my son into our marriage and we had […]
Gail, thank you so much for writing Debt Free Forever. I am only on Chapter 10 and already I have taken on a second job, increased my pension plan at work by 1%, opened a TFSA with automatic deposits, actually have money in my savings account and paid off 1 credit card 3 months ahead […]