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

My husband and I grew up in very different homes. My family was poor, poor, poor. I was made homeless as a teenager, never got to university, and spent my late teen years in a ground floor bachelor apartment with a moldy furnace room and days at a time without electricity. I kept my milk […]

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I just wanted to send you a quick note to tell you how much of a difference you have made in my life. Fortunately, I started watching your show in my late teenage years- and was able to graduate from University debt free. Jobs that I wanted weren’t readily available when I graduated, so I […]

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I wanted to thank you for the last few posts that you wrote on your blog titled “You Are Your Destiny” and “Are You Happy?” Please bear with me for the long story. This is not so much about financial as it is about life. Let me tell you about what has been happening. Approx […]

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The last episode of TDDUP with the couple who were going to lose their house that required a lot of repairs, using payday loans, helped me a lot. They seemed to be disorganized and frozen by fear. Once they had you invested in what meant so much to them, they found their energy to complete […]

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First I want to let you know how much I love what you do and the ways that you teach people. I watched most of the Til Debt Do Us Part episodes and learned a lot for it but it wasn’t until my ex and I split that I really put it into action. I […]

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Two years ago I found myself unemployed because the company I worked for had just gone bankrupt. I worked in a company where people with poor credit came to us for assistance and wealthy people recklessly invested large parts of their savings because they were drawn in by the lure of high returns. I realized […]

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I have to say thank you for your help over the last 5+ years. I’ve read all your books and enjoy watching your shows. I started off as a student thankfully with only small loans due to a smart mom saving up for my university. Grew up living on cash so that was a big […]

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I grew up with no true financial knowledge except a strong work ethic. Neither of my parents saved for anything, including retirement. Every time I would go to relatives I was given $20 and told to “save it”. I was never shown by example what “save it” meant. Impulse spending was the norm, and most […]

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