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.
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.