How We Paid Off $29,500 In 2016!

How We Paid Off Debt

This week’s post is by Jamie Griffin. Jamie Griffin is a Middle School Teacher and Blogger who runs the site MrJamieGriffin.com. He and his wife are working hard to pay off their student loans and teach others how to Do Money Differently.

My wife Jenna and I started our plan to aggressively pay off our student loans in 2013. Since then we have paid off nearly all of our debt, increasing our total amount paid every year. It has been a long road, and while the end is in sight, I want to reflect a little on how we got this far. I know that most people reflect sometime in January, but March is still pretty early in the year right? Better late than never! In 2016, we had our biggest year of debt crushing, paying off a crazy $29,586.55!!! Looking back at our year in review, I will show you how we did it.

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How To Get Out Of A Car Loan

how to get out of a car loan

The day you financed your new car, it probably felt like a great idea.

Do you remember the new car smell? That was probably part of what drew you in. That mixed with a savvy salesman and the alluring idea of years of maintenance-free driving.

Trust me, that euphoric ‘new car’ feeling wears off after a few months, and making a car payment becomes a chore. In 2008 I financed a brand new Ford Ranger; It took about 5 months before my truck was scratched up and I deeply regretted that decision.

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8 Good Reasons Not To Buy A New Car

reasons not to buy a new car

So here you are, seriously considering purchasing a brand new vehicle. The truth is, you’re probably already looking at new cars. You may even be planning to buy one shortly.

You probably have a lot of friends that drive new vehicles. You’ve been in them. They’re comfortable, classy, sexy and probably destroying your friend’s finances for the foreseeable future.

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