How I paid off $50,000 of debt in two years

Let’s face it, it won’t be easy to BREAK FREE to pursue what you love until you pay off your debt.  Have you ever had the feeling that you’re working just to pay off your debt?  I sure did, and this is my story of how I paid off $50,000 of debt in two years.

Debt usually starts pretty innocently – maybe a new furniture set for your apartment or house.  It might continue with a trip to Vegas sponsored by your credit card (or was that just me??)!  Next thing you know, you have creditors calling your phone several times a day asking for money.  Don’t feel bad if you’re going through this, most Americans love debt!

If you want to know how to take control of your money, jump straight to this post.  However, if you like seeing me in pain, go ahead and read on (sicko)!  This is the story of my journey through paying off $50,000 of debt.  If you’re in a similar situation of heavy debt or you think you might want to be, I hope my story can help you!
“The Republic may not give wealth or happiness, she has not promised these.  It is the freedom to pursue these, not their realization, we can claim.” – Andrew Carnegie
January 2005

Total Debt: -$22,800

Salary: $42,500

When I graduated from college in 2004 with a degree in Finance, I was excited to start my first job at Accenture.  At the time, I couldn’t believe they were paying me so much – my starting salary was $42,500.  For a guy who cleaned toilets in high school, this was a nice step up!