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Debt – It Exists – Don’t Hide From It — 55 Comments

  1. I can’t wait to get out of debt but when one is done and paid another bill comes lol. It sure is part of life and you can’t avoid it.

  2. It would be so nice to live debt-free life but it is almost impossible.

  3. We are on our way to paying off our debt; We’ve been following the Dave Ramsey program, snow-balling our debt, and it’s definitely the way to go.

  4. Such great advice. Pretending debt doesn’t exist just gets you in more trouble!

  5. Yep and I can’t wait to get out of it! I have 1 more bill to get rid of and then I am debt free! 🙂 Been too long since I’ve been able to say that and it feels really good to know that by August 2014 this will be TRUE!

  6. Getting out of debt is one of the best things we have ever done. I don’t think that it needs to be a normal part of life for anyone. If you can’t save up and pay for it, you just can’t afford it. I don’t look at utility bills as debt though….that’s more of a bill for actual use that gets paid immediately.

  7. We have A LOT of debt here. I have student loans (but have never completed school), old credit card debt from when I was young and dumb, and now a crazy amount of medical bills. It is what it is and it’ll get paid off at some point I suppose.

  8. Hiding from debt definitely doesn’t make it go away, thus your stress won’t either. You may as well just dig in and plug away.

  9. Debt can very hard to manage and can get out of control quickly. That is the one thing that my dad always said was to take care of your debt at all times.

  10. Debt can be so overwhelming. I remember a day when all I wanted to do is hide my head in the sand. Become nearly debt free has been so liberating for me.

  11. We try to be careful throughout the year to not get further in the whole. Being in debt can feel like it’s sucking the life out of you sometimes.

  12. The Hubs and I are super careful and we don’t even like to carry any sort of balance on our credit cards. It was in-grained in me from my dad who grew up during the Depression – not to go into debt. The only thing we’re paying off is our mortgage.

  13. I only have a healthy mortgage debt here..thank god!

  14. That mortgage is a biggie. We will feel so much better when that is paid off!

  15. We are currently in the process of paying off all credit card debt. Unless something major happens we are not making any new debts. Two more to go and we will be debt free.

  16. We don’t have an BIG debts other then our house. We recently bought a 2nd car and we saved for it (although we financed 1 year on it). We try and save and use less credit. The less credit we use the better!

  17. I don’t have any major debt just living day by day my debt is making sure all my bills are paid on a monthly basic

  18. I finally got myself out of debt and am now trying to keep my head above water without getting further behind. It’s definitely a challenge in today’s world.

  19. We live in a society that wants instant gratification…..that can mean debt!! Learn patience and only buy what you can pay for and afford. Hard lesson but one I have learned the hard way! 🙂

  20. i had debt – over 25k – when i met my husband. i was leasing a car at the time and when the lease was up his parents GAVE me their old car to drive so i was sans car payment so i could pay off debt before we got married. best gift ever. it took me a LONG time and a lot of extra jobs.

    since then?? if we can’t pay for it? we don’t buy it. i don’t want that pit in my stomach permanently again. we owe our mortgage and that’s it. we drive older cars- and even when we needed a van, we did one used and paid cash. debt is such a scary thing. i’d rather go without than have it again… obviously there are times in our lives we can’t always help it but i’m doing my best to ensure we have a cushion of 6-12 months savings so it won’t

  21. Oh it’s really very hard to keep debt-free when hard times hit me most, but I’m very determined to lower it. Thanks for this post, it reminds me.

  22. I need to post your quote in my car, on the fridge, on my bathroom mirror, etc., etc.!! We don’t have astronomical debt, but the little we do have worries me all of the time.

  23. Living within your means and being free from debt is a amazing feeling. We worked very hard through our marriage to be where we are today and it is a amazing feelign of freedom.

  24. For me, a mortgage debt would be fine, but credit card debt, no way!

  25. Debt Is a big reality of life but I would like to eradicate mine as soon as possible

  26. There was a time in my life (younger days) I was in debt and I Learned that lesson and I never want to go there again. It took me awhile to get out from underneath it/

  27. Unfortunately the US Economy has not really bounced back from the recession and Debt is a sad part of American Reality. Thankfully I got good Financial Foundations and learned how to use credit wisely early on which I am very much grateful for. I always make sure I live within my means so I can avoid debt as much as possible.

  28. Debt is a reality. The key is controlling it and spending within your means.

  29. You are absolutely right. Debt is a part of life. And it always will be.

  30. We lost everything years ago and since we try to only purchase things we can purchase with money. We even purchased our house with cash. We just got a car and have our first car payment in years.

  31. We try our best to pay everything up front, and if we can’t we pay off our credit card bill at the end of each month. It saves us so many headaches.

  32. We definitely are trying to get our balance to zero on our two credit cards – that damn trip to Disney did us in! But we pay online and we pay a big chunk every month! I hate debt!

  33. We seldom use cash any more. We put almost everything (even small purchases) onto credit cards then download the information into Quicken. Seeing all those dollars helps make it all real and we’re accountable. Sometimes using cash you just do it without thinking. Of course, we pay off our credit card each month.

  34. I finally paid off all of my debt, it felt amazing! I had gotten myself in a big jam through college and it’s defintiely not a good thing! This is great advice!

  35. It’s one of those things that will never go away on it’s own. I try to pay things off as soon as possible. Great advice.

  36. Good advice. Thank goodness we don’t live beyond our means.

  37. We are mostly debt free. We owe on our house, one home depot card that gets gas on it monthly and I owe for college. I’m thankful that besides medical that’s all our debt.

  38. I agree, hiding from debt is just going to make the problem much worse!

  39. Being completely debt free isn’t always possible for everyone but It’s something worth working towards, one step at a time.

  40. Great advice. My oldest daughter needs to read this. She is currently trying to hide from her student loan debt. I can’t seem to make her understand that it will haunt her for the rest of her life if she ignores it.

  41. Yes, debt is definitely something that should not be ignored. I know some people that could care less about their debts and their credit being affected. My mom raised me to always be responsible with my money and also paying off my debt, including credit cards.

  42. Yes, must deal with it head-on!

  43. This is good advice. Debt is real. Ignoring it certainly does not make it go away

  44. great advice you’re sharing. We don’t own credit cards so that’s a step in the right direction

  45. Great advice! Your blog is always so full of knowledgeable tips.

  46. Thank You For The Great Advice I Use Credit Cards But When I Get My Taxes I Pay Them Down Or Off!

  47. I’m debt-free except for my mortgage, which is a great place to be! My goal is to pay that off in the next five years, if not sooner.

  48. I actually paid off my credit card last year and I can not even tell you the relief I felt afterwards!

  49. Thank you for sharing. I loved this post. Back when I was in 30k worth of debt years and years ago, I didn’t want to admit it, even to myself. The problem is that I couldn’t FIX the problem until I took a good, hard look at the truth. It was really hard, but it was my first step in becoming debt free. Now, as a single SAHM, I’m completely debt-free and couldn’t be happier! Lots of love from Sarah @ SarahTitus.com ~ Saving Money Never Goes Out of Style

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