Debt Help


Are you looking for ways to get out of debt? Well, I think you have come to the right place. These articles focus on debt elimination techniques, getting out of credit card debt, minimizing debt damage, and other ways to get out of debt.

7 steps to get out of debt
The 7 steps that I am going to take you through are things that my wife and I have done to pay down our debts. Each article is fairly long, so you can feel free to bookmark it and come back later or you can download it as an ebook. If you are serious about getting out of debt, I recommend that you read each article, even though the first two are a bit less practical than the last five. I believe that they the first two include the keys to successfully getting out of debt.
The 7 Steps to getting out of debt

Getting out of Debt (Step 1) – Realize it is not about you
Getting out of Debt (Step 2) – Open your mind
Getting out of Debt (Step 3) – Create a balance sheet
Getting out of Debt (Step 4) – Quit over-spending
Getting out of Debt (Step 5) – 15 ways to cut expenses
Getting out of Debt (Step 6) – Make sacrifices
Getting out of Debt (Step 7) – Snowball your debt

If you go through these articles and just do some of the stuff mentioned, you are going to be in much better financial shape than you were before. But, I recommend that you sit down with each article and really spend some time with it. The last five articles are going to require some actions on your part. So, spend a couple weeks and make getting out of debt your new hobby and work hard at it! You will be rewarded for your efforts!

Other resources to help you get out of debt

I have written quite a bit about debt on this site, since I have been trying to break my way out of it myself. These are a few other articles that might be worth reading…

Why you should get out of debt
Debt Snowball Software
How to negotiate with credit card companies
The Bible and Debt
Bankruptcy and the Bible
Reducing credit card interest rates
How to control spending
Learn how to say NO to yourself!
How to make a budget
Christians and Debt
6 Tips for a debt free Christmas
Money doesn’t solve money problems
How to quit spending more than you make
29 tips on getting out of debt from the readers
If you want to get out of debt you need Gazelle Intensity!
A good debt reduction strategy
My thoughts about credit card use
Money Mistake: Not paying attention to interest rates!

and if you still need some more articles about getting out of debt you can scroll down for more…

Remember, while I think you should read as much as you can to become informed, it isn’t about how much you learn, but how much you apply. So read up, learn how to do it, and get after it!!

My Checklist To Financial Freedom

my checklist to financial freedom

I love checklists. Especially when I want to make progress in a particular area but don’t exactly know what steps to take. This is a personal financial checklist that covers many of the steps I have taken over last decade that have helped me move from being a financial mess to having a little bit of an idea of what’s going on.

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How To Consolidate Your Debt With Lending Club

This is a much cheaper, faster, and easier way to consolidate your debt rather than using traditional banks or debt consolidation companies. Lending club makes the process extremely simple and extremely cost effective -

Technology is changing everything – even the well-worn process of getting a loan through a bank. You can now streamline the whole borrowing process and consolidate your debt with Lending Club. Lending Club is the largest and most well-known of the rising class of direct lending platforms that enable both borrowers and investors to bypass […]

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The Step-by-Step Guide to Clean and Repair your Credit Report

A step-by-step guide to help you clean and repair the errors on your credit report

The following article was written by our CFP® friend Neal Frankle. He is the chief editor of WealthPilgrim.com.   Nobody’s perfect. You aren’t and neither am I. But neither are the credit bureaus who compile your credit history or the creditors who report to those bureaus. If you have some splotches on your credit report […]

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How I Got Out Of The Rat Race

An honest look at what it took to break out of Corporate America to find freedom

A little over a year ago I ventured out into self-employment after spending much of the previous decade in the “Rat Race”. For most of that time I was a glorified pencil-pusher in the corporate abyss of a Fortune 500 company.
Now that I have spent over a year working for myself I can’t imagine doing anything else. For as trapped and held down as I felt before, I feel the opposite extreme of the joy of freedom. Just to be clear, self-employment has it’s own challenges and difficulties, but I honestly think they pale in comparison to what I went through while spinning my wheels in the Rat Race.

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How To Set Up A Budget With Inconsistent Income

how to set up a budget with inconsistent income

The fact is, it is more difficult to set up a budget when you never know how much you are going to make each month – but it still can (and in my opinion) should definitely be done. I happen to think it is far more important for those with irregular income to set up a budget because of the quick damage that can be caused if you don’t…

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4 Simple Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

4 simple things you can do to pay off your mortgage early... https://christianpf.com/pay-off-your-mortgage-early

Buying a home is a major expense – and a major debt. It’s said it’s the biggest purchase you’ll make in your life. A traditional mortgage loan is repaid over the course of 30 years, but today, some terms call for up to 40 years of repayment. To some, three or four decades seem like an interminable amount of time to take to pay off a debt… These are 4 simple ways to pay off your mortgage early!

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I Remember

I Remember...

I remember when I was living off of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese that was purchased on a nearly-maxxed out credit card. I remember the feeling of hopelessness as I watched my financial life spiral out of control before my eyes…

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The 9 Crucial Steps Needed To Pay off your Debt

Controlling debt

Everyone agrees with the need to pay off your debt. But it’s a multi-step process, and success or failure will be determined by the process itself, and not just the desire or intention. Here are nine crucial steps needed to pay off your debt. Be sure to implement each in order to achieve the best […]

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9 of the Best Money Habits of the Wealthy

9 of the best money habits of the wealthy

While it’s tempting to believe that wealth is about being lucky, the reality is that it’s mostly about using God-given wisdom and developing the smart money habits. If you can do that, and avoid too many foolish mistakes with your money, there’s a very good chance that you will have more money than you need. And that […]

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How to Survive a Financial Crisis: 12 Tips For Married Couples

How to survive a financial crisis: 12 tips for married couples

Job loss.  A lay off.  Fraud. Getting fired. Robbery.  Legal Issues. Credit card debt.  In a moment, any of these instantaneous events can shatter your financial plan. At times these events do not come alone, but they come in groups – event after event. Unfortunately, life is filled with disappointment, frustration, and surprise.  So what […]

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9 Reasons Paying Off Debt was one of the Best Decisions I Ever Made

It has now been a few years since my wife and I paid off all of our non-mortgage debt, but the benefits still remain. It is absolutely one of the best decisions I ever made and I can’t help but wish that everyone I know could experience some of the joys of having all of your debt […]

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What Does The Bible Says About Debt? (The Surprising Truth)

Before you begin your journey to get out of debt, it is important to know what the Bible says about debt. You can then use these truths to build your faith since faith comes by hearing the word. Once you have a solid understanding of what God has to say about the issue, then you can boldly pray about your debt in faith.

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Why Money Doesn’t Solve Money Problems

why money doesn't solve money problems

I mean if you were making what your boss is making, it will not fix your financial squeeze. There is a famous principle that expenses rise to meet income, so if you are having a hard time paying your bills or making a dent in your mountain of debt money is NOT your answer.

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10 ways to become poor

These are some simple ways to become poor… 1. Spend more than you make – Actually if you only do #1, you won’t have to worry about the other 9. This is the easiest way for anyone to become poor. It doesn’t matter if you make millions or hundreds each month, the same principle applies.

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