Becoming debt free is sweet! We would know, as my husband and I got ourselves out of over $59,000 of debt (debt-free, minus the mortgage, as of September 1, 2010!).

On this page, you’ll find all things about how to get out of debt. Debt free stories, how we got out of debt, debt repayment strategies, our experience with medical bill collections, debt payoff visuals, debt free lifestyle, gazelle intense stories, and so much more.

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Becoming Debt Free: The debt strategies I’d use today if we were doing it all over again

What gazelle intense has looked like for others (examples from real people!)

Debt Free Lifestyle: What it really takes to remain debt free (once you pay everything off)

Debt payoff visuals to give you instant gratification on your long journey to debt freedom

Have Medical Bills in Collections? Dispute a Medical Bill with these 6 Tools

Need to dispute a medical bill in collections that you do or do not actually owe (medical bill wrongfully sent to collections)? I'm sharing the 6 tools you can use in your fight (plus a medical bill resolution letter - pdf). For the first 7…
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Becoming Debt Free Takes More than Figuring Out the Numbers

I've learned a lot since becoming debt free 7 years ago. Let me show you the debt repayment strategies I would use today if I had to do it all over again. You live, you learn, right? After paying off the remaining $25,000 of our combined…
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Money Mindset Shift: What it Really Takes to Remain Debt Free

Debt Free Lifestyle: the three money mindset shifts you need to make in order to remain debt free. We've been non-mortgage, debt-free since September 1, 2010. That sentence ended in a period, but really it's supposed to be an "epic" period…
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Are You Overexposing Yourself with Your Debt Repayment Strategy?

Don't use a debt repayment strategy blindly -- even if it's from a financial guru -- because it could lead to overexposing your family. I love a good debt-payoff story. In fact, during my 30-day Debt Bustin' Challenge, I took the time to…
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How to Deal with Debt Collectors – 7 Deadly Sins You’re Committing

How to deal with debt collectors? I can guarantee you're going to commit one of these 7 deadly sins if you don't read this ahead of time. Save yourself the hassle! Have you ever had the pleasure of speaking with a debt collector? Given…
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Should I Automate or Manually Pay My Creditors?

How can I pay off my credit cards faster? You could be unknowingly derailing your debt repayment plan by automating your payments. Do you find yourself wondering, "how can I pay my credit cards off faster?" It's a great question, and I've got…