63 - How to Get Out of Debt

A Step by Step Process to Reach a Debt Free Future. Financial Stress is a Major Cause of Unhappiness and We Want to Help You Decide to Live a More Stable Financial Future!

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Related Podcast Episodes

28 - How to Achieve Your Financial Dreams (Budgeting Episode)

 

Steps Mentioned in Episode

1) Make the decision to get out of debt
2) Stop increasing your level of debt immediately
3) Recognize that your income must be greater than your expenses (evaluate this with a budget)
4) Reduce expenses to the maximum reasonable extent
5) Increase income, probably by creating side income
6) Apply any surplus money to moving your financial plan forward
7) Build up an emergency fund
8) Apply all debt reduction money to the smallest debt (ie. least amount owed debt obligation)
9) As you pay off your debts, apply all the money you were paying before to the next smallest debt
10) Once you get to debt freedom, build short term savings so you can buy stuff with cash not credit
11) Longterm investments only make sense once steps 1 - 10 are completed

It's the same process no matter how much money you owe. 

 

Book Version

Dave Ramsey - The Total Money Makeover

 

Music Credit

Opening Theme Music: "Americana" by Kevin MacLeodCreative Commons License. Music unedited but vocals added by John Oden. We recently purchased the high quality version of this music to increase your listening experience. Vocals by the super talented cast of the Shmanners podcast. 

 

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