Financial freedom can be achieved when you’re debt-free and have enough money in the bank to continue paying your expenses without worry or debt collectors calling you every day. However, getting to that place isn’t something most people know how to do, and a large percentage who know how to do it, won’t.
While getting a credit card to build credit is a good idea, credit card debt is a great way to wreck your budget and steal away your hope for the future. It can be downright depressing when those bills come in. Chin up, though. It’s not all doom and gloom. Taking a cold, hard look at reality is one of the best ways to get out of credit card debt, because we can see exactly where we stand and what steps we need to take. Each of the strategies we present in our banking and credit articles depends on an awareness of your income versus necessary expenses and what disposable income that leaves you.
If you don’t know your numbers, start there. Understand your monthly payments, your income, and where your money is going. Become hyper-aware of your spending habits. This is a powerful tool in a world where many people have two or three monthly subscriptions they don’t even know about.
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