Debt as of 06/09/2012: $92,645.00
Debt as of 10/12/2014: $9,673.55
Total Debt Paid Down: $82,971.45
When Bryant and I sat down and totaled our debt about two and a half years ago, we dreamed of the day we would have a single digit in front of the number that we owe. Today is that day.
While we still have a ways to go, $9,000 feels like nothing in comparison to $92,000. This is our home stretch.
Our tip today is this. You can do anything you set your mind too. We know what it feels like to be suffocated by money. We know what it feels like to be weighed down by debt. We get the feeling of wanting a house, shopping, eating out, traveling, a future family, but also to be feeling hopeless because of money.
We don't know where you are at in your life or what stage you may be in. However, we do know this...you have the ability to change your circumstances if you're not happy or content. There is hope for your future. It requires a lot of hard work, sacrifice, a tight budget, saying no to things you REALLY want to say yes to, and accountability. For us, it also required a LOT of prayer.
If you feel suffocated by money or hopeless, reach out to someone. You're more than welcome to email us if you have questions or just need someone to listen. We've been there. We get it. We don't judge anyone. Whatever you do, take action. We all have debt or baggage. It doesn't help anyone to hide it.
We know we couldn't have done this without encouragement from people along the way. We are hoping to finish by the end of 2014. It will be a push, but we like a challenge.
Bryant and Emily