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5 People Who Paid Off Massive Debt

By Steven Shaw on 1/3/2014

5 People Who Paid Off Massive Debt

Digging out of deep debt can seem like an insurmountable task, and for some people it is. More than a million American households filed for bankruptcy last year in an effort to put their debt behind them.

But bankruptcy court isn’t the only way consumers shed debt. These five people have paid off very large amounts of debt using just about every strategy in the book. Here’s how they did it.

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How to Stay Debt-Free

By Steven Shaw on 6/13/2013

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If there’s anything that’s as important as getting out of debt, it’s staying out of debt. And the first step toward staying out of debt is to fully understand your current financial situation, and establish some goals on how you want to spend your money.

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How Fast Should You Cut Your Debt?

By Steven Shaw on 5/15/2013

How Fast Should You Cut Your Debt?

Unfortunately, there is no quick fix to eliminate debt. Not only does it take patience, time and diligence, but also a clear understanding of why we get ourselves into debt in the first place. Was it that our wants were greater than our means? Was it thinking we could pay down our debt, only to realize after our bills, we had nothing left over? Determining how fast we can and should eliminate debt starts with a few simple steps.

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