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 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 […]
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 […]
January 17, 20151 Comment
I have watched your show for many years and love it. Just before my parents died of cancer I spent ALOT of money on them. Whoever gave me a credit card I took it and maxed it, (my last count was 12 credit cards equaling appoximately $35,000 not including loans and a mortgage). I was […]
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 […]
I just wanted to say how much your show has helped me out, especially the baby edition one since I am now on maternity leave. I view money in such a different way and it’s been great following your advice and watching my credit cards actually go down every month. I just wanted to thank […]
January 7, 20152 Comments
I had been watching all 3 of your shows for a number of months when one day something struck me. You were showing a couple how what they thought they were spending each month and what they were actually spending was entirely different. While I had created a budget years ago, what I had never […]
I was married in 1995 then had two children. I made decent money and grew up in a house where if you didn’t have cash you never got it. Sadly, my now ex lived a different lifestyle where if you wanted it you got it and paid later. I was not quite hooked but I […]
As many viewers of your shows (Til Debt Do Us Part, Prince$$ and now, Money Moron) I am pleased to have taken to heart much of your advice. Going back a few years I was financially destitute, deep in debt (about $70,000), and really had no financial plan for the future. Through a stubbornness to […]