For every second that I reflect on how awesome things are, there’s another second where I remember what it took to get here. When Coral and I were renting a 10×10 room from her parent’s house, I hated it.If you’re in the process of getting rid of debt or already finished, what I’m about to say will resonate really strongly with you. It wasn’t that they were hard to live with (the opposite actually), but it was cramped and embarrassing.And you wouldn’t even save a dime if I handed you 0,000 in cash right now. Because saving money has very little to do with the amount of money you have.In fact, you will only start to save money when saving becomes an emotional habit – when you start treating the money you handle everyday differently.People literally won’t do things that make them uncomfortable, and then turn around and complain because their financial situation sucks.It’s one of the most frustrating things about what I do now.I honestly believe that paying off a big chunk of debt is powerful enough to change the fiber of who you are.
“All kinds of people are doing it,” says Caploe, 54, a publisher who lives in New York City.When I was paying off my loans, I was literally the only person I knew that was doing something “crazy” like that. After starting this site, I’m meeting so many debt bloggers and M$M readers that are paying off crazy amounts of student loans/mortgages/credit card debt. So if you’re fighting the good fight by trying to tackle your debt or get ahead with money, just know that I have your back and understand what you’re going through.You’re not weird – you’re so smart that it pisses other people off.If they made a lot of money, they would spend it all.Instead of going out and hustling for more money, they would just wish for it via lottery tickets.