I ran across an interesting article a few years ago but can no longer find it. Thank goodness for podcasts. This is a reminder of someone’s top 5 dumb things one can do while in debt.
While I don’t care for the “dumb” label. I think mistakes are a part of life and the connotation associated with dumb someone demeans our experience and I’m just not a fan of negative self-talk.
That said, these are five activities you want to stop, avoid, or at the very least minimize immediately if debt freedom is a near-term goal. Which it very well should be.
So here are the top five things to stop doing while in debt (or really just in general) from a previous article I referenced in the podcast:
Those are well and good. Here are my five things to avoid while paying off debt.
Of course, my goal is to encourage you to break up with these bad habits in order to pursue your goal. Debt freedom is a mission that we can all achieve. Like other major life transitions, it’s just a matter of how much do you want it.
Are you willing to be uncomfortable temporarily to make progress on paying off debt?
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