“The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.” – Pro 22:7 ESV
Having been under the burden of $40,000+ consumer debt, I remember feeling just like a slave to everyone I owed money to. Many of you know the feeling too. It’s not fun. But, on the other hand, the feeling of getting out from under those debt obligations and becoming debt-free is so incredibly liberating that it drives people to make some bold moves to do whatever it takes to get out of debt.
I get pretty inspired when I hear about people downgrading their car, selling their house, and even taking second jobs – just to get out of debt. Sure making sacrifices like that aren’t fun in the short-term, but if you talk to any of them, they will tell you that it was worth it. And the sacrifices are only TEMPORARY. Once you are out of debt, you are in a much better position of control financially and you can add some of those things back in.
Make this your year!
If you haven’t already, I encourage you get our Free Getting Out Of Debt Ebook. It is a quick read, but it will help. Then either buy a used copy of the The Total Money Makeover or borrow it from the library. That book has successfully helped more people get out of debt than any other out there. If you follow the instructions, it works.
Join the Movement
ChristianPF has joined forces with the Debt Movement that is underway – which is focused on helping readers pay off $10 Million of debt this year. You can join the movement and help us reach the goal by signing up here.
Get a Debt Scholarship!
As part of the movement, ChristianPF and other fine organizations have funded over $15,000 in scholarship money – specifically for those working on getting out of debt this year.
If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, you can apply and find out more here.
Decide to make this year different
Right now, you have the choice to let this year be whatever it will be, or to decide to make some positive changes. The question you need to ask yourself is “Where do I want to be 1 year from now?”
This time next year do you want to have the same (or more debt) or do you want to be out of debt (or at least on your way)? The way you get there is by deciding, committing to it, and taking action!
Make 2013 the year things changed!