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.

Popular debt articles:

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

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It's Been 7 Years Since I First Read Total Money Makeover...Where We Are Now

We started through the Total Money Makeover steps 7 years ago. I'm going to share the baby steps, plus our Total Money Makeover success story. It was 7 years ago when I first moved to Houston to be with my now-husband, Paul. One of the things…
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Sync Your Mortgage Payment and Your Paycheck Cycle to Painlessly Pay Your Mortgage Off Early

Painlessly pay off mortgage FASTER with this easy tweak you can make to your mortgage payment. It just takes one phone call! My husband and I purchased our first home in 2009. Originally our loan was 5.5% over 30 years. When the interest rates…
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Real Extreme “Gazelle Intense” Stories

Getting gazelle intense on your debt payoff will help you to pay off your debt years earlier than your creditors want you to. All over the country, people have gotten “gazelle intense” when paying off their debts, thanks to Dave Ramsey. We’re…
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How a Cosigner's Credit is Affected (Cosign Vs. Authorized User)

Thinking about getting someone to cosign your loan? We look at how is a cosigner's credit affected by you piggybacking off of their good score. I received an interesting reader question several months ago concerning whether or not getting a…
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3 Debt Lessons from The Descendants

This is a guest post from Ben Edwards, who writes about money at Money Smart Life and is also one of the authors of the Debt Heroes book. The movie The Descendants, which won George Clooney a Best Actor Golden Globe, is about a man, Matt…
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Procrastination has Actually Paid Off: Refinancing Our Mortgage

While refinancing our mortgage, procrastination actually paid off! Let me show you the process we went through and how we’re in a better position now. I cannot think of many examples where procrastination has paid off in either my life or…