Debt Free Living Podcast-017 Brad Chaffee


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Brad Chaffee joins us on today’s show to share how he paid off $26,000 in debt. Like many Americans, Brad and his wife fell into the debt cycle and had disagreements about money. After reading Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover it just made sense to Brad to pay off his debt. At first it was difficult, but it became easier as they went along.

By getting debt free and working their plan, Brad and his wife are now on the same page in their marriage and have no money fights. Throughout the process Brad got some weird looks from his co-workers, especially after he sold his car and bought a beater. But Brad had a realization that it was only stuff that he was getting rid of and that made it a lot easier to let go.

Brad started in April of 2008 as a way to blog about his journey getting out of debt. Brad’s site is less about the numbers and more about the psychology of debt. The best way to get out of debt is to figure out the root cause of your debt in the first place and develop a reason to dump it. For Brad, his reason for getting out of debt was because he was sick and tired of giving other people his money. Today, Brad and his wife do not really have a 5 to 10 year dream of what they want to do because they are living their dream right now! Brad is able to stay at home with his children and home school his oldest son, they have the freedom to travel for long periods of time, and they are currently renting and saving up to pay for a home with cash!

“Debt is a hindrance, not a tool.”  ~ Brad Chaffee

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