Hi. Welcome to The Finance Gym Action Plan for a Better Life with Money video series. My name is Stacey Powell, and if you’re ready to not just know better but do better with your money, you’ve come to the right place and today we’re going to talk about the four-letter word “debt”. Not a word that most people like.
There are a lot of you that are watching today that are really clear that you got a problem with debt. You’re living paycheck to paycheck. You struggle to pay your credit cards off. You’re using them most months. You get sick to your stomach when you see your interest charges.
Maybe you’re even using credit available from one card to pay off another. It can be really crazy making – and shameful and all that comes along with it. If that’s you, you know who you are but I know there are others of you out there that probably aren’t using credit to that level, but you still have that feeling in your stomach that you want to do something different.
You’re using it more than it feels in integrity for you and you would just rather not. I’m going to be talking to you today as well, and then there’s a few of you out there who you don’t have any credit card debt right now because you’ve paid it all off with your home refinance that you did last year, or you had a bankruptcy.
Your debt is gone, and it’s never coming back, right? Well, in my experience, the people that I’ve financially coached, when they’ve wiped the slate clean like that, it comes back slowly, but then not so slowly. So what I’m going to be doing over the next few videos is I’m going to be teaching you how to stop using credit cards, payday loans, loans from your friends and family, the equity that you work so hard to build up in your house. I’m going to teach you how to just stop. You know, and the thing is, is that when we use debt to pay for things, we make different decisions and if we’re using credit, then there’s some other problem in your life.
If you need to use credit, there’s something else you’re not doing, and it’s such an easy fix. We don’t notice it as much, right? Like oh, just you need a new alternator without that credit card. You think harder when you have to whip the money out of your savings account.
So if you’re using credit, it’s very likely that you’re not earning enough, you’re not saving enough, you’re spending money on things that really isn’t in a balanced spending plan for you and the minute you stop using credit is the minute when where your real problem lies becomes more clear. I want to help you find that. Make sure you tune into the next few videos where I’m going to be giving some of my very best tips about how to get out of debt.
As always, I would love to help you through this. Come on over to Facebook to our Team Do Better group or sign up for our newsletter at TheFinanceGym.com or sign up right here on YouTube to subscribe to our videos. Now take a big breath and get ready to stop using your credit cards.