Many books, articles, and podcasts, have been created that tell stories of individuals or couples successfully achieving financial-freedom. These serve as inspiration for people to start paying off their debt and live the life they deserve. But when a person finally decides to take the plunge and embark on their own journey towards debt-freedom, people who have crossed the finish line may seem to be beyond the horizon.
The story of the journey is just as important (if not more important) as the destination. Therefore, on today’s episode of The His & Her Money Show, we have Petrina Turner to talk to us about how she started journey, the sacrifices she’s made, and why she and her family are still persevering through the struggles towards their goal.
Sometimes it takes a significant switch-over in lifestyle, disposition, and psychology, in order to be able to attack debt with full intensity. Challenging as it may seem, beneficial attributes can also develop in the midst of sacrifices for the bigger picture. Petrina transitioned from only working part-time to working full-time, and in that, fine-tuned their family time to be more intentional and valuable.At the end of the day, for us, it's about making sure that our kids are better off than we are.Click To Tweet
It can be exhausting and sometimes disheartening, putting up with plans and strategies to attaining a debt-free life. Sharing their story to family and friends, along with strategic reminders of their goal, helps Petrina to stay motivated and keep her eyes on the prize.
In a short amount of time, Petrina and her husband were able to knock out $40,000 off their debt, along with winning other family members to get on their own journey to financial autonomy, and are resolved to giving a better financial education and future to their children. They certainly are fighting the battle against debt, and we look forward to witnessing them win.
Petrina Turner shares her story of their family and their on-going journey to life without debt, for people to relate to, learn from, and be inspired to continue on their own journey as well. To find out more, visit her website at PetrinaTurner.com
What You Will Learn In This Episode
- How Petrina adjusted to meet her husband’s ideas and preferences, in order to obtain a harmonious partnership in dealing with debt.
- One of the biggest life lessons Petrina learned in the midst of their journey to debt-freedom.
- How to get intentional about structuring family time.
- Petrina’s words of encouragement for people are in doubts of their abilities to push through and start their journey to debt freedom.
Resources Mentioned In This Episode
- The Total Money Makeover — by Dave Ramsey
- The Automatic Millionaire — by David Bach
- The Millionaire Next Door — by Thomas J. Stanley
- Rich Kids — by Tom Corley
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