My DEBT FREE SCREAM!!!
No, I cannot make my debt-free scream yet, but I have Baby Step #1 done ($1000 in the bank) and am ready to go gazelle.
I thought I would share my transcript for when I call in to the Dave Ramsey show in May of 2017.
Dave: Next up we have Kayla Kramer calling in from Iowa. Hi there, Kayla, you’re on air.
Kayla: Hi, Dave, thanks for much for having me on the show.
Dave: No problem, Kayla, what’s up?
Kayla: Well, Dave, I’m just calling to say I’m debt free.
Dave: Wow, let’s hear about it. How much debt did you pay off?
Kayla: $29,001.92 in 64 months.
Dave: That’s great. Making what kind of money?
Kayla: I work as a public school teacher and make about $30,000 per year.
Dave: Wow! How’d you do it?
Kayla: Well, Dave, I paid myself first, depositing a portion of my paycheck into an online account that I did my best never to see. I documented my debt-free adventure on my blog, Kayla K’s Thrifty Ways. I was able to help others along on their journey and was able to turn a small income from the blog as well. I also put my artistic talents to use. I started a new website, Kayla’s Daily Doodle, and started to sell my crafts at the local farmer’s market.
Dave: And how old are you, Kayla?
Kayla: I’m 27 years old.
Dave: Wow, Kayla, what’s up next for you?
Kayla: My husband and I are looking forward to purchasing our first home with more than 20% down. We also hope to start a family soon.
Dave: Wow, Kayla, what a blessing to start a family on such a solid foundation. Alright, let’s count it down!
IIIIIIIIIIIIIII’m DEEEEEEEEEEEBT FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
Mark my words, blog readers. This. Will. Happen.
And, hopefully in less than 64 months.