Struggling with debt can be discouraging and depressing. It has caused a lot of stress and is considered to be the cause of ruined lives. If you are grappling with debt stress, reading some getting out of debt stories from people who have done it can be very advantageous. So, here’s why reading stories can help:
1. It Will Inspire You
Some days you feel like you can conquer the debt, and the other days you feel like your world is crashing. During those dark days, a pick me up is needed.
And it could come in the form of reading stories of the ones who did it. Believing in yourself will help keep the goal alive when it comes to getting out of debt.
The stories are inspiring as it helps the reader know that it is possible. That one day this will pass.
It inspires the reader to follow through with the goal especially during times of doubt. You’ll realize that in some of these stories are about people who were in much worse situations than you.
They had to come up with a way out of a very deep financial hole, but they found ways to keep at it and now their lives are back in order.
This can be a very powerful mental tool.
2. Learn Some Tricks to Apply
A crucial thing that you can gain from reading getting out of debt stories are some tricks on dealing with your debt that you may not have thought of on your own. Consider some of these people:
“I never heard of a 'balance transfer,' and after applying it in my own credit card debt situation, I was able to save thousands in interest payments "- Jeff S.
“I found several websites to give me discounts on everything, and I did this religiously, that it became a habit. I became obsessed with saving money and eventually paying all my debt off in 6 months!"- Nancy K.
“I was so scared what my debt was but I finally had the courage one day after seeing a friend lose her home. It opened my eyes that sometimes the dose of the truth is needed. I wrote down everything I owed and figured all kinds of ways to make extra money. I read every single book and article I can get my hands on. And after 2 sweaty years (from the hard work), I finally did it! “- Lauren P.
3. Makes Things Fun
Numbers are boring.
We want that fairy tale- or an awesome true life story that moves us.
We all know that we are heroes in our own lives. We just needed to be reminded of that.
A story of regular people helps us get excited on our plans. Along the journey of getting out of debt, you can pick up new skills to make money and what's more fun is you get to share it to the world.
How fun with that be?