Today is an epic day! Not only is it the beginning of 2013 and the start of a brand new year, it also happens to be the launch day of The Debt Movement.
For a few months now, myself and other financial experts and bloggers have been working on a movement to encourage people to change their lives.
How are we doing this? By asking you to join the movement, to pay off $10 million in debt over the next 90 days!
Paying off debt is hard, and it’s even more difficult if you don’t have supportive friends or family to back you up. But not to worry – we are building a supportive community just for you!
So whether you’re just starting to pay off debt, mid-way through the debt payment process or finally on the other side of the debt spectrum, this movement is for you.
What is the Debt Movement?
The Debt Movement is an idea from the ever amazing, Jeff Rose of Good Financial Cents. I’ve participated in several other movements he’s put together, like the Roth IRA movement and Life Insurance Awareness. Both of those brought a lot of news and media coverage, but this movement is different.
For starters, it’s not just going to last one day or a few days, it’s going to go for 90 days. We’re reaching out and asking everyone to take the pledge so we can reach our goal of paying off $10 million of debt.
Next, we’re working with sponsors to offer debt scholarships, that will help you pay down your debt even faster.
And lastly, every week on the Debt Movement blog, we’re highlighting debt stories from people who’ve been in your shoes. Our goal is empower you with the skills it takes to get out of debt and gain control of your finances – for good!
What’s Your Debt Story?
Three years ago, around this time I started thinking about what my life would be like as I got old and grey (although I’m already getting lots of grey hair).
I just finalized a painful divorce and found myself with a mountain of debt. Not exactly what I pictured for myself at 25 years old.
I was finally sick and tired of being broke and going around in circle with my finances. I needed a change. But I didn’t know where to start.
I tried (unsuccessfully) to get out of debt in the past but it never really stuck. Finally, after some procrastination and lots of ups and downs, I paid off all my debts and on May 29, 2012 I officially became debt-free!
How did it do it? It wasn’t easy and it took a lot of sacrifice, changing of habits and a complete lifestyle overhaul.
Is it worth it? Oh yes, without a doubt. And now, there’s no going back.
Even though life after debt has it’s challenges, I have control over how I spend my money – instead of a bank or financial institution dictating where my money goes. That’s the best feeling in the world!
How Do You Sign Up?
When you sign up for The Debt Movement you will get regular updates and tips from other people, just like you, who are working to pay down their debts.
Step 1: Join the community. Just click on the link above and enter your e-mail address. You can also read and participate in the forums.
Step 2: Link your debt. If you’re not already a ReadyForZero user you can sign up here – Get a ReadyForZero account. Once you’re signed in, click on the Settings page and then click on the “Sharing” tab. Turn the Debt Movement switch to “On.” (Find out how it works here)
Join Us and Write Your Own Story
Don’t waste any more time procrastinating with your debts. Push the fear aside and join the Debt Movement today! When you’re older, greyer and wiser, you’ll be so thankful you did.
It’s time to write your own debt-free story!