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I thought I was doing fine with at least 2 – 3 thousand dollars in debt. After a terrible and costly divorce where every charge depended on my credit card, I was looking at over $30,000 in debt.
Personally, it’s a terrible experience in court over and over again but even worse is knowing I won’t have any savings for my children for the next couple of years. That’s when it hit me that I’m terrible with my personal finances. I heard Br Omar Usman’s talk about this discourse and immediately signed up last April for the Debt Free Muslims newsletter.
The free PDF in that first e-mail gave me a practical way to approach my spending. I followed every instruction and even have about a dozen envelopes near my bed. It’s a very different feeling knowing how much it opens my eyes to where my money actually goes, and gives me some hope to PLAN how I can eventually remove myself of all debt. On an semi-related note, I CANCELED my Netflix. Honestly, I was so blind I hadn’t even used it in about a year.
One of my biggest debt was a credit card payment with a HIGH 30% interest. That’s what I tackled first using the Snowball method and I squeezed my budget for the next couple of months after that and DID IT. I finally paid that balance off and literally felt my shoulders lighten it. I’ve never been so proud of myself. The methods in the PDF work, they’re practical. I seriously feel that by keeping on… I can pay everything off and start to actually save money.
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