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Looking to get off the treadmill and finally dump your debt? Learn how you can set your money to win and reach your goals faster! 

Have you ever been frustrated with your money? I know when we were first starting out, there were times where I felt like we knew where we wanted to go, but we weren't making the progress we hoped for.

Or maybe you're looking at that big pile of debt and it looks like it's impossible to tackle with the income you have.

Perhaps you'd love to retire early, but it's such a far off goal.

Pursuing Financial Freedom

Kim Anderson has been there. She's the creator of Thrifty Little Mom and the author of Live Save Spend Repeat.

She and her husband Cressel have been tackling some big dreams, including living a debt free life.

In this episode we get into:

  • Why Kim prefers cash based over credit cards
  • the changes needed to pay off $90k in 2 years and become financially free
  • why and how she and her husband are creating the life they want

Hope you enjoy!

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Resources to Simplify Your Finances and Dump Your Debt

Tired of being in debt? Here are some resources to help you dump it.

Carrying $90,000 of debt seems overwhelming and impossible to get rid of. Kim and Cressel worked together to knock out their mortgage - on one income!

Key Takeaways on How to Save More

Loved chatting with Kim! Before we wrap up though, I want to share some key takeaways I got from our conversation.

  • Convenience can be a trap. For Kim, switching over to cash was a bit of hassle, but it made it easier to spend less and stick to the budget.
  • Big wins takes big mindset shifts. Before moving forward, Kim had rethink how she handled money and debt.
  • Automate your system to follow through. Willpower only goes so far, by setting up a system for their money Kim and Cressel reached their debt free plans!

If you’d like to chat more about how you can maximize this year’s refund or start taking steps to make next year even better, please join us in our private and free Facebook group – Thriving Families.

We’re families looking to support and help one another out. Hope to see you there!

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Music Credit

Like the music in this episode? Our theme song is by Gentle Regime. Additional music by Lee Rosevere and Music for Makers.

About Elle Martinez

Elle Martinez helps families at Couple Money achieve financial freedom by sharing tips for reducing debt, increase income, and building net worth. Learn how to live on one income and have fun with the second..