Hi folks, I’m Renee and I am a recovering spend-a-holic. My husband Tom and I have paid off over $90,000 of debt in the last 7 years and I wish I could say there were major student loans in there, but there weren’t. We just sucked that much at managing our money. We downsized our house 3 years ago (check out the full story) and then we got seriously intentional about paying off our debt. Using the Dave Ramsey Debt Snowball we paid off $6,000 in 6 months. Now we are able to see the finish line of our debt that seems never ending and I wanted to share with you the total truth about how I really feel about debt payoff after 3 intentional years.
You know, after reading a ton of other people’s debt payoff stories I wondered to myself, “How much debt have we paid off?” After taking the time to calculate it all, I about had a heart attack. To even imagine that in 7 years we have paid off over $90,000 of debt really makes me feel…well…makes me feel like we wasted a ton of money! It’s hard not to think about how beneficial it would have been if we had saved all of this money instead. But, the past is gone and all we can do is learn from it right? Well, if you find yourself with a similar debt number, I want to share with you our exact plan of attack and how we paid off $90,000 of debt in 7 years using the Debt Snowball, plus a few other tips.
I have said it before and I’ll say it again, the day I got comfortable talking to my husband about our finances, was one of the biggest sighs of relief of my life. For years we went to church and listened to them talk about some of the best Dave Ramsey methods to payoff debt. When we finally buckled down and gave it a go, we were surprised at just how easy it was. We have implemented budgets, get out of debt strategies, and better ways to save. I have included easy to follow printouts in my Fun Sized Budget Bundle on all the methods we use to keep our finances on track, so you can take full advantage of these practices as well. Right now I’ll show you how the debt snowball helped us pay off $6,000 of debt in only 6 months!