After all, building credit early can be one of the keys to financial success—or so we tell ourselves when we eagerly sign up for new credit cards and then start swiping with abandon.
So it’s no surprise that the average American household has racked up over $7,000 of credit card debt.
Add in car payments, student loans, mortgages and other loans, and you’ve got a recipe for debt disaster—the very predicament that the three people we’ll introduce you to found themselves in years ago.
But instead of throwing their hands in the air, they came up with practical measures to help dig themselves out of debt—and stayed the course to prevent poor financial habits from creeping back into their lives.
In fact, their plans were so effective that they’ve all managed to operate in the black for 5, 10, even 20 years. Ready to learn their debt-free tips?