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(Yahoo)   How I paid off my debt and wrote a Yahoo article about it. Step 1: I took a job that paid me nearly double what I was making per hour and that made things easier   ( divider line
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2013-01-11 09:55:39 AM  
3 votes:
Don't listen to this guy people, if you really want to pay off your debt fast you need to take a job that pays nearly triple what you earn. Don't settle for double like this chump, tripling your income is way faster.
2013-01-11 09:53:40 AM  
2 votes:
This is sound advise. I too shall seek to double my income. I mean, how hard can it be?
2013-01-11 04:32:49 PM  
1 vote:

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.

She should write for Yahoo Finance.
2013-01-11 12:51:39 PM  
1 vote:
'How to become a MILLIONARE" !

first, start out with a million dollars...
2013-01-11 12:26:35 PM  
1 vote:
My Debt Elimination and Reduction Plan is similar to my Healthy Eating and Recreation Plan. Instead of "stop stuffing your goddamned face and get some farking exercise", you stop buying stuff you can't afford, put as much as you can on the debts after you have a $2,000 emergency buffer in a savings account, and once everything is payed off throw that money at savings. I would recommend you HERP while you DERP, as the mutual highs of the numerous small victories reinforce one another.
2013-01-11 11:27:44 AM  
1 vote:

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.

Oh, come on. Even Ayn Rand used taxpayer money. It's the pinnicle of bootstrappiness.
2013-01-11 10:57:47 AM  
1 vote:
In my 20's I partied like a rock star, bought expensive toys, charged my CC up to nearly the limit. It was a great 9 years! WHY THE FARK would I sit at home and eat moldy food?? At age 29 I also took a job that paid me alot more and magically I was able to pay off my debt from the good time I had over the previous years. You only live once loser, get off the farking couch and at least cook something good. What a moron. What do you want a farking medal? LOL! Noone gets a prize for least amount of fun had after their dead. Idiot. When was the last time you were on a date numbnut? Did you take her(or him) to the dumpster behind the McDonalds?
2013-01-11 10:45:31 AM  
1 vote:
So, I guess I'm the only one here with a retirement/debt reduction plan that is solely based on winning the lottery?
2013-01-11 10:30:18 AM  
1 vote:

Singleballtheory: This is sound advise. I too shall seek to double my income. I mean, how hard can it be?

You can start by improving your spelling.
2013-01-11 10:06:58 AM  
1 vote:

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.

I like your style.

Keep thinking this way.  I encourage it.

Of course, I am a bankruptcy lawyer and I sincerely appreciate your efforts to guarantee me a very profitable practice.
2013-01-11 10:02:50 AM  
1 vote:
115 lbs? That expired food diet really works!
2013-01-11 10:01:47 AM  
1 vote:

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?

No, he's showing how he was able to pull himself up by the bootstraps.
2013-01-11 09:52:24 AM  
1 vote:

serial_crusher: If the best job you can get after college pays $13 an hour, you made a bad investment.

You'd expect teenagers to be more savvy when picking their schools and majors. What with all their years of real life experience.
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