My 2020 Financial Goals & A Recap of 2019

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My word was REDUCE: Non-mortgage debt to zero. There were hits and misses on this list, and many are things that I will continue to work on, but let’s recap: 1 – Reduce non-mortgage debt to zero. ALSO our 2019 Financial Goal!). Our Debt Freedom Plan

How to Achieve Your Financial Goals (tips from the achievers)

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Wonder what sets you apart from the people that seem to crush their financial goals? They pay off mountains of debt and scream about debt freedom, or maybe they save gobs of money in a record amount of time, or they have considerable success with their new small business. with their goals. These folks didn’t corner the market on goal success either, instead they just got the task DONE. His 2017 goal is to make $100,000 in online income.

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2012 Financial Goals

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We talked through some issues and opportunities for our business and our personal, family, and financial goals. We are still working through some numbers and there might be some adjustments in the timelines we have given ourselves, but these are our financial priorities for 2012. Our 2012 Financial Goals. Increase our Monthly Debt Payment. We have set a goal date of July 2015 to pay off all of our debt. These goals are epic for us.

Meet Krista & Jon Who Paid Off $36,000 | Debt Free Stories

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Welcome to Debt Free Stories! They paid off $36,000 in debt and cash flowed graduate school. How much debt did you pay off? What kind of debt was it? After graduating with our bachelor’s degrees Jon and I had about $36,000 in debt between us. With tuition payments and debt payments we spent about $60,395 between January 2012 and March 2014 when we became completely debt free with two bachelor’s and two master’s degrees between us.

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Meet Jackie. She and Her Husband Paid off $147,000 in Debt | Debt Free Stories

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Welcome to Debt Free Stories. She and her husband paid off $147,000 in debt–including their home. After paying off the debt, she was able to quit her job to pursue her passion. She blogs at The Debt Myth. Quitting my job is one of the things being debt free has enabled us to do. If you want to become debt free, I’m here to tell you it is TOTALLY worth all the time, effort, and frustration. How much debt did you pay off?

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Meet Doug & Laura. They Paid off $23,000 in 16 Months. | Debt Free Stories

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Welcome to Debt Free Stories. How much debt did you pay off? What kind of debt was it? The debt consisted of my student loans and a car loan. What inspired you to get debt free? I went through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University when I was 18 years old. When my wife and I got married, we both made the decision that our first financial priority would be becoming debt free. Make paying off debt a priority.

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Create your debt freedom plan

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Many years ago, my husband and I faced what we thought was an insurmountable hurdle– six figures of non-mortgage debts. Stressed out, we ventured into Dave Ramsey’s online Financial Peace University home course for help. But Dave Ramsey’s view of debt is very different.

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How this Couple Eliminated $180,000 of Debt in 12 Months!

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The segment was so inspiring that I reached out to her to see if she would participate in the Debt Free Stories series. She hosts a You Tube channel, The Former Mrs. Jones , where she vlogs about budgeting, debt free living, and family life. Meet the Former Mrs. Jones: Her Debt Free Story. He has paid a price to win with hard work and sacrifice to reach his goals, and I truly admire him for that. How much debt did you pay off?

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Meet Aja. She & her husband Paid Off $110,000 in Debt

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Today’s debt free story is from Aja. How much debt did you pay off? What kind of debt was it? We paid off about $110K worth of debt. We were not as “gazelle intense” as we should have been so we often went back and forth adding new debt, paying off other debt, and cash flowed about 30K of private school tuition, so the numbers can get wobbly at times. What inspired you to get debt free? Debt Free Stories debt free

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Meet Amanda & Daniel. They Paid Off $68,000 in Debt in 8 Months.

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Today’s Debt Free Story is from Amanda & Daniel. Together they blog about becoming debt free and location independence in order to serve the world at Life with a Mission. How much debt did you pay off? What kind of debt was it? We paid off $68,000 of debt in eight months. The debt included about $30,000 in student loans, some medical debt, IRS debt, and a small amount on a credit card. Paying off debt can be done!

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Find out how Lydia & her Husband Paid off $36,000 in Debt in 2 Years

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Today’s Debt Free Story is from Lydia. She blogs about living a limitless life on a limited budget at Frugal Debt Free Life. How much debt did you pay off? What kind of debt was it? We paid off $36,000 in student loans, credit cards, cars and a bit of medical debt. What inspired you to get debt free? Did you follow a particular debt freedom plan or book, such as Dave Ramsey or Debt-Proof Living? Debt Free Stories

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How Angela & Jeff paid off $58,000 of Debt in 2 Years

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I watched her and her husband’s debt free scream on The Dave Ramsey Show. You can find Angela at her You Tube channel, Our Life…on a Budget , where she vlogs about getting out of debt and staying there! Angela & Jeff’s Debt Free Story. We’re typical Canadians that spend most of our free time in the fall and winter months inside arenas. How much debt did you pay off? What kind of debt was it? worth of debt.

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Find out how Maureen Paid off $79,540 in Credit Card & Student Loan Debt

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Today’s Debt Free Story is from Maureen. She writes at A Debt Free Stress Free Life. Besides writing on my personal finance blog, A Debt Free Stress Free Life, I’m an adjunct professor at a local college and own a residential and commercial cleaning business. How much debt did you pay off? What kind of debt was it? in credit card debt, and an additional $28,756.17 What inspired you to get debt free?

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Find out How Brian & His Wife Paid off $109,000 in Credit Card Debt

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Today’s Debt Free Story is from Brian. He writes at Debt Discipline about about how his family of 5 deals with money, budgets and debt. I started my blog Debt Discipline to help keep us accountable while paying off our debt. We have involved our children in our money discussion once we decided to become debt free. How much debt did you pay off? What kind of debt was it? It was all consumer debt spread over 5 credit cards.

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Jen & Her Husband Paid off $212,000 in Debt & Medical Expenses in 48 Months

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Today’s Debt Free Story is from Jen. My family and I are most known for paying off over $212,000 worth of debt and medical expenses in four years. In addition to paying off a ton of debt, I am also a 8-time national weightlifter and 2-time US Olympic Festival medal winner as well as an Ironman triathlete. How much debt did you pay off? What kind of debt was it? Over $212,000 worth of debt and medical expenses. Debt Free Stories

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2019 Debt Freedom Plan Update

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Our Debt Freedom Plan has been a long winding road. The journey started in 2012 when we bought an office building for our business and then found ourselves with a lot of debt and not enough cash flow. To ease my anxiety about our new loans, we took the Financial Peace University home course and it changed how we thought about debt. From what we learned in the course, we wrote our Debt Freedom Plan. Our 2019 Financial Goal. 5 Steps to Crush Debt.

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Meet Carrie. She Paid Off $14,000 in Debt in 14 Months.

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Today’s Debt Free Story is from Carrie. How much debt did you pay off? What kind of debt was it? After my first marriage fell apart, I ended up with over $14,000 of consumer debt, made up of a car loan and credit cards. It took just over a year (14 months to be exact) before I paid off all my debts and became debt free! What inspired you to get debt free? Who initiated the debt free goal?

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Find out how Jessica & Her Husband Paid off $175,000 of Debt

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Today’s Debt Free Story is from Jessica. We live a pretty busy lives and when given free weekends at home we love spending time at home on our little farm. How much debt did you pay off? What kind of debt was it? 130K in mortgage debt. 10K in car payments, $35K in credit card debt. We made the decision to tackle our debt back at our home church in Chattanooga. What inspired you to get debt free? Debt Free Stories

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Find out how Richard paid off $40,000 of debt

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Today’s Debt Free Story is from Richard of Frugality Magazine , where he shares frugal living tips for financial freedom. How much debt did you pay off? What kind of debt was it? In total I estimate I paid off round $40,000 worth of debt, though depressingly a fair chunk of that was just interest. I left university, as so many do, with a fair chunk of debt. Finally that careful financial tightrope I was walking came tumbling down.

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Shannon & Her Husband Paid off $22,000 in 9 Months

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Today’s Debt Free Story is from Shannon. How much debt did you pay off? What kind of debt was it? As many students do these days, we had tens of thousands of dollars of debt by the time we graduated with our Masters degrees. Living on two-incomes, we could have easily paid off our debt quickly, but we had no idea at the time that “debt free” was even a thing. Read more about Shannon’s debt free journey.

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Find out how Charissa and Her Husband Paid Off $7665 of Debt and Cash Flowed College

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Today’s Debt Free Story is from Charissa. I am a free-lance sign language interpreter, putting my husband through engineering school by paying cash. How much debt did you pay off? What kind of debt was it? We started paying it off when we got married and became debt free just shy of our second anniversary. What inspired you to become debt free? They didn’t like debt, and as I grew up, neither did I. Debt Free Stories

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Find out How Drew & Farrah Paid off $200k of debt, including their HOME

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So I’m thrilled to bring you today’s story, because I actually watched this couple’s debt free scream when it was live on the show. Drew & Farrah’s Debt Free Story. We obviously love Dave Ramsey and financial teachings so we help to teach those classes at our church one night a week. How much debt did you pay off? What kind of debt was it? What inspired you to get debt free? Debt Free Stories

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Find out How Acadia & Her Husband Paid off $97,000 in Student Loans

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Today’s Debt Free Story is from Acadia. How much debt did you pay off? What kind of debt was it? All of our debt was $97,000 in student loan debt. We ended up buying a house from a relative, which put us in even more debt. However, with my husband being an architect and an overall really handy guy, we decided that fixing up the house and selling it could give us enough profit to at least pay off a big chunk of our debt.

Find Out How Ruth and Her Husband Paid off Their Mortgage

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Today’s Debt Free Story is from Ruth. How much debt did you pay off? What kind of debt was it? What inspired you to get debt free? We paid off our law school and car loans several years ago, just because we didn’t like having them hang over our heads, but then we took a Financial Peace University class and made it our goal to pay off our house as well. What are the top 3 – 5 ways you found money to put towards debt.

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Find out how Anna paid off $23,605 in college, personal loans, and credit cards.

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Today’s Debt Free Story is from Anna. She is on a mission to help others become debt free. How much debt did you pay off? What kind of debt was it? It was a mix of college loans, a personal loan from my parents (for college), an overdraft account, and credit card debt. What inspired you to get debt free? I had tried a lot of different things to get out of debt but nothing worked. What are your financial goals now?

Find out how Deacon & his Wife Paid off $52,000 of Debt in 18 Months

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Today’s Debt Free Story is from Deacon. He is a financial coach and blogs at Well Kept Wallet. I own two different business, Phoenix SEO Company which helps businesses get on the first page of Google and Well Kept Wallet which is a Financial Education company. How much debt did you pay off? What kind of debt was it? We paid off $52,000 in consumer debt. It consisted of student loans, a car loan and even some credit card debt.

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Find out how Jessica paid off $56,000 of student loans, credit cards, and a car loan.

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Today’s Debt Free Story is from Jessica. She owns Every Single Dollar , an online financial resource dedicated to helping single women make informed financial decisions and set themselves up for financial success. How much debt did you pay off? What kind of debt was it? I had $56,000 of debt when I decided to become debt free. What inspired you to get debt free? How they sacrificed to win financially.

Find Out How Olivia & Her Husband Paid off Their Mortgage in 33 Months

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Today’s Debt Free Story is from Olivia. We are both planners and despise wasting money on debt/interest, which is what led us to pay off our mortgage as soon as we could! How much debt did you pay off? What kind of debt was it? We paid off a total of $118,000 debt. The first week after our Honeymoon, Ryan paid off the remaining debt on my car. What inspired you to get debt free? We also look for places where kids eat free now.

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How Krystal and Josh paid off $80k in 4 years!

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I love her passion for helping others along their debt free journey. Be sure to check out her website where she is offering a free finance workbook if you subscribe to her newsletter. Krystal & Josh’s Debt Free Story. A life goal of ours is. How much debt did you pay off? What kind of debt was it? It took us four years, but we paid off over $80,000 of debt! We are debt. free except for our mortgage.

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My Life Plan

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A few years ago, we were struggling financially and I felt like our situation was hopeless. But once I created our debt freedom plan and outlined the steps we would take to wade through the hardships, I was overcome with relief. The plan allowed us to think beyond the financial struggles we were dealing with at the time and we could envision what our future might look like. I broke my goals into two categories: Financial and Personal. Pay off our mortgage debt.

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Meet Stacy. She and her husband paid off $20,000 in 8 Months.

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Today’s debt free story is from Stacy. How much debt did you pay off? What kind of debt was it? We were debt free before I was 30 , including our home. The only debt we had was a mortgage – however when we first got married we were stupid and bought a Mercedes. After we purchased our house, we decided that it would be our last debt – so we worked hard and paid the entire thing off in less than 8 years.

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4 Ways to Enhance Your Financial New Year’s Resolutions

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As you might expect, especially among personal finance bloggers, financial resolutions are pretty popular. However, your New Year’s Resolutions should be about more than just generically “saving more”, “spending less”, or “paying down debt” What if you’ve been making solid progress in those areas? If you are looking for a way to financially level up, here are 4 strategies that can help you make better money resolutions.

Take Control of YOUR Money in 2016

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We have new financial goals for this year. While we made considerable headway in 2015 with reducing our debts, we missed our goal of paying off a loan by the end of the year. So in 2016, I will continue to share our journey to pay off our debt. Debt Freedom Plan Updates. I’ll elaborate on this soon, but in the mean time, here is our Debt Freedom Plan. What are your financial goals for 2016? Financial Freedom

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Take Control of Your Money in 2015

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My husband and I make some financial goals at the start of every year. Most of them are related to our small business, my husband’s chiropractic office, but last January I got a bee in my bonnet about debt…thank you, Dave Ramsey. I tricked …nudged my husband into following along and together we wrote out our Debt Freedom Plan. This is the year that we will be very intense about paying off our debt. Debt Free Stories. New year.

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Chit Chat: 06.17.18

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This month’s challenge: Create a Financial Vision Board. we’re working on our Financial Vision Board in the month of June. The topic came to me when I realized that my husband and I haven’t really talked about our future financial goals in awhile. We talked about our 2018 financial goals back in late December, but we didn’t look past the current year. We want to be debt free.

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A Sweeter Way to Cook Your Budget

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Do you want to be debt free? Once you’ve made some financial goals that motivate and inspire you, try and put dollar amounts around them. Once your financial goals and costs are set, now you add in your income and expenses. If you set goals that are important to you, you’ll find it much easier to make cuts to your expenses or motivate you to find new ways to earn more money. Cooking to Financial Success Andi B.

Carnival of Financial Planning – Money Management Edition #236 – May 11, 2012

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Welcome to the May 11, 2012 Edition #236 of the Carnival of Financial Planning. As we move to your budget, there are five areas where you must excel to find financial success Philip presents My Accountant Reviews QuickBooks Online vs Desktop posted at PT Money Personal Finance , saying, “Since I don’t know as much about how QuickBooks Online compares to the desktop version, I asked my accountant to share his opinion on the two based on his experience.

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My #SavingsPledge Goal

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I encouraged you to build an emergency fund or pay down debt with your savings. My goal is to save as much money as I can this fall. That’s my goal. I don’t know if it’s attainable in a few short months but having this lofty goal has me determined to save. If you thought my goal was lofty, you should cheek out some of theirs: Merissa at Little House on the Prairie Living is working towards saving to build a new home.

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