I’m a pretty independent guy. I don’t mind being by myself and I could pretty easily spend a few weeks “right by myself”. But, when I decided to get out of debt, I wanted a forum where I could share my story. So, I created No Credit Needed. I wanted a place where I could be open, honest, and real. (To read about my debt reduction journey, click here.)
Today’s tip: Share Your Story
Find a friend, a relative, a group of people at church, an online community – find someone and share your story with them. I found that blogging about my debt reduction kept me motivated and honest. If I failed to update, one of my readers would email or comment, asking about my lack of posts. Even when I missed my goal-date, readers continued to push me forward. If you are uncomfortable with “blogging”, share your story “offline”. Be sure to talk with your spouse, if you have one. Maybe call your sister or brother. I believe in the power of accountability. It is so important to have someone to talk to – someone to celebrate with – and I cannot overstate how important “sharing my story” has been to me. Without this outlet, I might still be in debt! Note: I’m not encouraging you to start a personal finance blog, but I am encouraging you to FIND someone who will listen to you, encourage you, call your bluff, and cheer you on.
(If you are looking for an already established network of folks trying to get out of debt and save money,. Upload your goals, and in a few days, I’ll have a chart up and running, just for you!)
Have you found someone to share your story with?. Leave a comment and let us know. If you are a blogger, write a post about why you blog about your finances and contact me. I’ll be more than happy to link to your post.Click here to read all of the 33 Days And 33 Ways To Save Money And Reduce Debt posts