Day by day, I decrease my debt.
I am on a mission to decrease my debt. Each day, I challenge myself to minimize my spending so I can apply my expendable income towards paying down my debts.
So far, so good!
I no longer charge purchases on my credit card. My only active "charge card" is my debit card. Due to my efforts, I am successfully decreasing my credit card debt!
Decreasing my debt provides me with instant gratification and peace.
I make financial sacrifices every day. I buy the store brand and utilize coupons when grocery shopping. I settle for the basic cable package rather than the expensive plan with all the bells and whistles. My personal shopping is nearly nonexistent.
Even so, I feel more satisfied than ever! I know my money is better spent going towards my outstanding balances rather than unnecessary things.
Some days, my family finds my newfound frugality to be annoying. But, I pay no attention to the nagging comments. Not only am I helping myself by decreasing my debt, but I am also forming a better future for my family.
I always write checks for substantially more than the minimum amount due when paying my mortgage, credit cards, and loans. When I receive my yearly tax returns, I apply at least 75% of the money towards paying down my debt.
I am disciplined in my ways and determined to pay off my debts. Few feelings are more fulfilling than the liberation of being debt-free!
Today, I write my checks with joy. I am already reaping the emotional and financial benefits of unloading this weight off of my shoulders. Self-Reflection Questions:
- In which areas can I afford to minimize my spending?
- How do I visualize my life when I am fully debt-free?
- Am I comfortable hiring a financial planner to assist me in my journey?