Thursday, March 2, 2017
The Debt Club
This club has far too many members!
If there is one thing that blogging about our journey to get out of debt has made me realize, it is that we are certainly not alone. Being deeply in debt is not some type of exclusive club. In fact, there really are far too many members! There is, however, one big difference that does set us apart from those having a general membership status...we are actually trying to do something to change it! I say "we" because whether you are a blogger yourself, or even simply a reader, I doubt you'd be visiting my blog if you weren't also looking to end your own membership in The Debt Club.
The general membership of The Debt Club is a cruel one. It usually causes sleepless nights, endless worry, shame, relationship issues, despair, etc. I personally know this all too well because DH and I didn't upgrade our membership until two months ago. That's right, we have been members of The Debt Club for over 25 years! So what did finally deciding to upgrade our status do for us? It gave us hope by giving us a manual and the wisdom of those who have found a way out! You see, there is yet another club who is actively looking for new members. And just who is that club? You guessed it...The Debt Free Club!
Lately I find myself reading personal finance blogs a little differently. I now see us as being members of these two clubs and having manuals. But not just that. We are members who are either working our way through the manuals or who have managed to master them! I am very thankful for the members of The Debt Free Club for sharing what they have learned with those of us with upgraded memberships in The Debt Club. While there are a lot of different manuals out there (Dave Ramsey, David Bach, Suze Orman, etc) as long as it helps you get accepted into The Debt Free Club, that is what ultimately matters. I am grateful for their eagerness to welcome us as future members. I cannot wait to join!