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Tips to pay off debt from 7 people who have actually done it

Paying off debt can be one of the most liberating experiences, but there’s really not much fanfare that comes from seeing that $0 balance. Some people turn to YouTube to tell others how they managed it, and you can see the excitement.

“Aaaaaaahhhhh!!!” Jesse Ridgway shouted with clenched fists as he started to talk about paying off his debt in a 12-minute YouTube video.

“You are going to fail through it, and that’s okay,” said Courtney Dawn.

Paying off debt is hard, and it’s usually not quick thing. The most important thing when it comes to paying off debt is knowing exactly how much you owe. It can be a painful experience, but you should start by sitting down and adding it all. Once you see it in one place, you can start to formulate a plan to tackle it.

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