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Why I Want to Live Debt Free
Posted By Jessica Fisher On January 19, 2010 @ 3:23 am In Budget Living | 24 Comments
Almost three years ago my husband and I were convicted to stop using credit and to pay off our debts. Thanks to God, Dave Ramsey, and some hard work, we were able to do just that. Today we don’t spend money we don’t have and except for a mortgage on a rental property, we have no debts. I’ve told our “get out of debt” story  before and shared how we did it. Today, Mandi at Organizing Your Way  is sharing some more tips about how to pay off debt . And Alyssa at Keeping the Kingdom First  is also sharing her story about living a debt-free life.
But, what’s the big deal? Why should we live a debt-free life? Isn’t the American Way, life, liberty and the pursuit of more stuff? Isn’t a mortgage and a couple car loans a rite of passage? Isn’t plastic the only way?
No, ma’am. I beg to differ.
Now, before you get all antsy at me, let me tell you that I was once a MAJOR, BIG-TIME skeptic about this debt-free living stuff. Sure, I’d heard about people being “convicted to live debt-free,” but I figured that it was just unnecessary. Credit was a resource that God had given us to get by in this world. Hmmm…. and HA! I don’t think so.
Here are a few of the reasons why me and my house prefer to live debt-free.
Paying off debt was one of the hardest, yet one of the most fulfilling things my husband and I have ever done. I realize that for some it sounds ridiculous. Wouldn’t be the first time I did something strange. For others it seems impossible. But, I think you’d be amazed at how do-able it can be.
What’s getting in your way of paying your debts? How can you move that mountain?
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