Jan 1, 2020
One of the top three financial goals people have is getting out of debt, but few actually knock it out. Today we’re diving into key money systems couples have used to become debt-free!
How are you doing?! I hope you’re having a wonderful week.
We’re back. New Year, a new season of the podcast.
I want to start off by saying thank you. Your support has been incredible and because of it, we’re here for season 10!
When I started the site Couple Money and even the podcast a few years, my goal was pretty simple.
Help couples not only get their finances in a good spot but find a way for money to be a way to work together instead of being a source of stress.
Whether you’re paying down debt, saving for a dream, or going down the path of financial independence, the main focus is doing it as a team.
We’ll definitely be covering that this season again, but there’s another issue I’ve been seeing that has added a layer of unnecessary stress when it comes to finances.
As I look at my newsfeed on my phone or catch some stories that get picked up, I just see this trend of HUGE stories.
Debt-free stories where the couples have paid massive amounts of debt – six-figures- in a crazy short amount of time.
Couples who have saved 60%, 70% of their income in a year.
These are incredible stories and I’ve found them at times to be motivating and challenging us to look at how we spend money.
I’ve even had a few of them on the podcast.
However, when these are the stories that get picked up again, and again, you kind of get a bit fatigued and when the headlines only tell part of the story – like the fact they were making incredible amounts of money, then you can feel discouraged.
If you’re not there, then you almost can feel like throwing up your arms and just giving up.
I don’t want to give up. I would love for you to tackle those big goals, but more importantly, I want you two to feel comfortable and excited about the plan you two carved out for yourselves.
By acknowledging while there are certain financial principles that are incredibly helpful, we all have different approaches to how we tackle our goals.
Today we’re going to do that with one of the most common goals families have with their finances – paying off their debts.
Today I want to share some guests we’ve had on the show who have become debt-free, but had different amounts and time tables.
In this episode we’re looking at:
Let’s get started!
If you’re looking for some more inspiration, tactics, and encouragement about becoming debt-free together, please check out my interview with Chris Browning.
If you two are ready to pay off your debt, here are some handy resources to check out:
Support for this podcast comes from Coastal Credit Union. If you’re living in the Raleigh Durham area and looking to bank better, come check out Coastal today!
We’ve been Coastal members for a few years have been happy with their services.
They want to help you achieve your biggest goals faster and as a team!
And if you want to discuss this more – ask questions, swap ideas, and maybe get a debt-free strategy set up – don’t forget to join us in the Thriving Families group on Facebook.
Our goal is to help one another out. Hope to see you there!
Thank you so much for listening to the podcast!