“To see is to believe” is an aphorism many people are fond of, which they may often refer to when making important life-decisions. To many people, it helps to find examples in contemplation of going through an atypical lifestyle.
We continuously provide debt-freedom success stories of a wide range of people, in hopes of offering a particular example any reader could relate to. From fresh graduates, to single moms, to golden-agers, to anything in between, we find financial freedom in all of them. It comes to show that despite situations and conditions, financial freedom is attainable for all people… something many of us may find in common.
As an example, we bring Lindsay Bingham on today’s episode of The His & Her Money Show, to share with us how she succeeded paying off around $77,000 worth of debt, with $68,000 of it from student loans. And she did it in under 3 years!
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Lindsay started off acquiring loans from normal sources as typical for most Americans, although she never liked the idea of getting into debt. Lindsay witnessed her sister, and brother in law, succeed on paying off debt, Lindsay found inspiration in them and discovered it is possible to win financial autonomy.
Life’s adversities may carry as obstacles to Lindsay’s journey to debt freedom, and so are skeptics and cynics around her. But Lindsay took these challenges head-on and brushed off discouraging comments because of a strong mindset: She has seen people achieve financial freedom and she wants it as well.
It is commonly a thrilling moment for people the moment they finally pay off their debt. For Lindsay, it is when she secured absolute entitlement over her money that made her relish her freedom. As Lindsay says, “When it says your name on the paycheck, it’s really yours this time.”
With debt behind her, and genuine authority over her money, Lindsay faces not challenges but opportunities ahead of her.
What You Will Learn In This Episode
- Why just being out of debt is not enough to help keep a financially empowered frame of mind.
- How to stay motivated and keep on track towards your goal.
- What Lindsay tells to naysayers.
- Lindsay’s words of encouragement for people doubting themselves from financial freedom.
Resources Mentioned In This Episode
- The Total Money Makeover – by Dave Ramsey
- Love Your Life Not Theirs – by Rachel Cruze
- Do Over – by Jon Acuff
- Thou Shall Prosper — by Rabbi Daniel Lapin
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