Debt Free, Resources

Inspiration To Get Out Of Debt

The following resources both inspired me to get out of consumer-debt and keep me motivated as I strive to pay off my mortgage.  Check out-

Financial Calculators –

A random search of the Internet lead me these debt calculators from over at Dinkytown.  Once I plugged in my own credit card debt and automobile debt, and ran the calculations for various payment methods, I was off and running.

Radio Program –

If you have spent any time at all researching debt reduction, you have no doubt heard of the awesome Dave Ramsey radio program.  Listening to Dave always motivates me.

Blogs –

I love reading Blogging Away Debt, Debt Free Adventure,  The Happy Rock, Man vs Debt, and dozens of other personal finance blogs.  It never fails – When I am tempted to slack up a bit, all I have to do is fire up the old browser, visit a couple of sites written by fellow bloggers, and I’m instantly re-motivated.

Blog Carnival –

Speaking of blogs, each week the Carnival of Debt Reduction, a selection of blog posts from throughout the web is published.  (If you are a blogger and you write about debt reduction, be sure to submit your stuff to the CoDR!)

Bible Verse –

Romans 13:8: Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law.  That’s my ultimate goal – to owe nothing to anyone, and yet to love everyone.


I have an awesome wife and three awesome kids.  Back before I began to organize my finances, I was constantly worried about their futures.  Realizing that I wanted to do a better job of providing for them, I got serious about reducing debt and fixing my finances.