On August 24, 2016, we paid off our last debt. We are completely and totally debt
free! Three years ago, we were $5,281,000 in debt and facing bankruptcy. Then, two
weeks later, September 2013, Financial Fitness came into our lives. We’ve applied
what we’ve learned through the principles of the Financial Fitness Program - we
budgeted our money, we saved, and we paid off the loans with the income we made
through Tom’s regular work. All the while, we were reading, listening and associating
with precious people like our mentors and friends and as a result, we own everything--we don’t owe a
bank anything, so we are ecstatic!
Tom and Pat Aul
We love Financial Fitness! We came up with a mortgage pay-off challenge by coming up with a few steps. 1) The burning desire to become debt-free. We were sitting at $110K of debt (we’ve been able to cut that down to less than half now) and we are now within 12 months of being debt free! 2) Communication with your spouse. 3) Developing a budget and following the budget 4) We use a cash envelop system that helps us stick to our budget. 5) Patience. By following these steps we’ve been able to make a significant difference in both our relationship and our debt reduction.
Ryan and Becky Wooldridge