Get Out of Debt Like the Debt Heroes

by Julie on March 25, 2013 · 4 comments

Every day people find The Family CEO through search terms like these:

  • How I got out of debt (199 searches so far this year)
  • Get out of debt stories (135 searches)
  • Getting out of debt success stories (82 searches)
  • Debt success stories (77 searches)
  • How I got out of debt blog (74 searches)
  • Debt payoff success stories (59 searches)
  • Stories of people getting out of debt (53 searches)

The blog post they land on is this one: The Best “How I Got Out of Debt” Stories on the Web, and those searches have made it one of the more popular posts on The Family CEO.

While how-to articles, books, and blog posts are helpful, it doesn’t surprise me that people are searching for first person experiences of others who have gotten out of debt. Often we want to hear from another real, live person about how they’ve accomplished something we’d like to do.

That’s exactly the kind of info a couple of my fellow bloggers, Ben Edwards and Jeff Rose, have put together in their ebook, Get Out of Debt Like the Debt Heroes: How 21 Ordinary People Paid Off Over $1.7 Million in Debt.

And for the next two days it’s offered on Amazon for free in a Kindle version. (Even if you’re reading this post after the free period has expired, the price is only $2.99.)

I downloaded my copy this morning and I’m enjoying reading the summaries of how each debt hero got into debt and then climbed back out again. And because it’s an ebook, there are links to more information about each featured person in case you want more details.

If you would like to pay off some debt, I encourage you to check it out.

And I’m curious: do you find first person accounts helpful? Inspirational?

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Nick @ ayoungpro.com March 26, 2013 at 10:45 am

I think “get out of debt” stories are what make personal finance blogs so interesting, they are “personal”. I can read all the get out of debt tips and tricks and not have any emotional response at all. When I hear a story of how a real person did it though, it gets me fired up.

Julie March 28, 2013 at 10:56 pm

I agree completely, Nick.

Brick By Brick Investing | Marvin March 27, 2013 at 3:35 pm

I believe we are moving away from traditional testimonials of talking heads and more towards testimonials from the guy/gal next door. I have to admit it’s a little discouraging to hear a multimillionaire like Dave Ramsey talk about how he got out of debt. You tell yourself “Heck this guy’s a millionaire how can he relate to me?!” but when you find a blog of a mother or father who are intimately detailing every step of their debt journey it resonates with you a lot stronger.

Julie March 28, 2013 at 10:58 pm

Good points, Marvin.

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