So here’s the thing: I was in debt. Like, a lot of it. I’m talking big and scary numbers that I can’t even bring myself to type out right now. It was huge. Now add my husband’s EVEN BIGGER debt to that and you had a couple who looked like they would never be financially stable… BUT THAT’S NOT TRUE. Because here’s the other thing: Together, my husband and I paid off over $23,000 of credit card debt in less than two years AND paid for a wedding ourselves during that time. My head is above water now and I HAVE A SAVINGS ACCOUNT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE. We both still carry student loans, but I feel like I can breathe again knowing that we’ve begun chipping away at our debt! And I want to help other people feel the same way.
Since the day I decided to live a debt-free life, I’ve kept a journal detailing our path to financial freedom. Documenting everything kept me organized and motivated, but part of me knew that I should be blogging. I wanted to put our situation out there honestly, so that other people could relate and find the support needed to start down their own road to financial freedom. I wanted people to be able to reach out to me if they needed help, and I recognized the fact that I was using personal finance blogs for reference, tips, support, and information during our entire journey. But I was just so ashamed and embarrassed that I could only bring myself to write things down in my Moleskin notebook every day, and didn’t have the courage to describe the situation we were in to the entire internet. I’m ready to share now, though, and I hope my words reach someone who needs them.