Egalitarian: I knew somebody who was in debt for awhile and then paid it off. Wasn't the magic budgeting system she had -- it was that she got an inheritance.
jayphat: the ha ha guy: Mr. Right: But what he gets on Fark is ridicule. That driven by jealousy of his commitment or guilt at your own unwarranted profligacy?He took on unsustainable debt payments with no way out, he purposely took actions that could have easily put him far deeper in debt, he used food stamp money while putting $1000 per month in the bank, and he only got back on his feet by hitting the job jackpot by landing a competitive job in a competitive industry.And despite all that, he brags like he did everything right.If he lost his job tomorrow, would he be able to remain debt free without resorting to moldy food and taking tax money while padding his bank account? If not, he's not really debt free, he's only postponed that debt barrier from which he claims to be free.That part alone pisses me off.
Singleballtheory: This is sound advise. I too shall seek to double my income. I mean, how hard can it be?
the ha ha guy: Given a choice between being debt-free and stuck in a tiny run down apartment with only a junker to drive, or being $95k in debt with two new vehicles, a large house on three acres of land, and no HOA or landlord to worry about, I'll take the debt any day.Freedom is about what you can do, not what you can spend.
The Angry Hand of God: A couple of months ago, I finished paying off $26,500 in debt -- most of it student loans. It took less than two years to save up that cash. During that time I became a pro bargain shopper, tested my limits with expiring foods and briefly resorted to using food stamps.So, you are saying is that you made the taxpayers take on your debt, and are bragging about it?
serial_crusher: If the best job you can get after college pays $13 an hour, you made a bad investment.
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