What’s In It For You

Welcome to Deliver Away Debt. Here’s what you’ll get if you stick around:

  • Learn to pay off your debt on your own.
  • Discover strategies to speed up the debt reduction process.
  • Read success stories of others getting out of debt.

It’s pretty simple really.

We want to help you get out of debt, and to do so as quick as possible.

No tricks or gimmicks. Just hard work and better finances.

Sometimes the best motivation is to watch the progress of others on the same get out of debt journey.

Here at Deliver Away Debt you’ll be able to do that.

Follow the fascinating story of pizza delivery guy Jeffrey Kosola and many others who are delivering away their debts.

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Doing Whatever it Takes to Get Out of Debt (Jeff’s Message)

Delivery Away Debt is a blog to help motivate and keep me going during my travels through the wonderful process of paying off my debt. I’ll be giving real updates throughout the process and provide my lessons learned on what works and doesn’t work.

During the month of May 2008, my wife and I decided that we needed to get out of debt.  We had just returned from an overseas assignment in China.  We decided that my wife would stay home with our 1 year old and get everything ready for our second child (she was pregnant again). 

Without her income, we needed a way to make ends meet. Pizza delivery is what Dave Ramsey has been talking about for years so I decided to give it a try.

Delivering was bring in some much needed cash but we just weren’t getting anywhere. It wasn’t until we decided to seek the help of a professional that we were able to put a plan together and really start making some headway on our debt. 

I can’t stress enough, the benefits of having a written plan.  I know nobody likes the word BUDGET, but if I would have had one years ago I would not be working 2 jobs to pay down $101,000 worth of debt. 

Yep, I got a gold star in the STUPID column.  Our target date for paying off everything but the house is August 2011.  It’s a long way off, but our children are counting on us to do it.

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About This Site

Deliver Away Debt is a purely informational site run by PT Money, LLC. The main goal here is to educate consumers on debt reduction topics and connect interested parties with reputable debt reduction solutions. We earn compensation from some of the affiliate partners listed on this site.

Our Writers

Jeffrey Kosola – Jeff created this blog in 2009 to share his story of debt reduction by way of his second job, delivering pizzas. See Jeff’s story below… Even though he no longer writes for the site, his story and debt reduction updates are prominently featured throughout the site.

Philip Taylor – Philip is currently debt free except for the mortgage. He wasn’t always that way though. He’s battled credit card debt, student loans, and car loans in the past. He highlighted those battles on his blog at PT Money: Personal Finance and recently shared how he paid off his debt here on this blog.

Emily Guy Birken – Emily is a former English teacher and stay-at-home-mom, who freelances as a writer. She enjoys learning about debt reduction and sharing her perspective. Emily’s thoughts on parenting and life in general can be found at The SAHMnambulist.

Ryan Yates – Ryan is a freelance writer and a fan of paying off debt. He enjoys discovering new strategies to save money and he is always interested in learning about unique ways to reach his financial goals. Ryan likes to share his experience and wisdom so that others may avoid common debt pitfalls. Read his story of debt reduction in his post titled, “How We Got Out of Debt“.

Miranda Marquit – Miranda is a freelance writer and professional blogger who has been journalistically trained. Miranda’s work can be found online and off at several respected places. Read her blog about money at the AllBusiness Personal Finance Corner.

Jon Elder – Jon (the Saver) is living the debt free life as a young person, partly because he paid his way through college. Jon is the founder of Free Money Wisdom, a personal finance blog dedicated to helping you achieve financial success.

An Introduction from Jeff Kosola

Jeff Kosola of Deliver Away DebtI wanted to take a couple minutes and introduce myself to you so you can decide if you like to continue your adventure into my site.

Here goes… My name is Jeff Kosola and I use the name @DeliverAwayDebt to navigate the twitter world. I also write about personal finance and second sources of income on DeliverAwayDebt.com.

Why Deliver Away Debt? Because I’m paying down my debt by working a second job. Yes that job involves delivering pizzas. I am 34 years old, married to and have two young children. I operate out of Southeast Michigan, also known as the “Motor City.”

Deliver Away Debt on Twitter

I started using Twitter to tweet about the tips I make while on delivery. I also like to share some funny stories that happen along the way, in 140 characters of course. I tweet the most on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights (my delivery days).

Check out the Stiffy Tracker page to get an idea of some the quick stories I tell. FYI, a “Stiffy” happens when a customer give you less than one dollar tip.

At the end of the night I will tweet my total earnings. You CAN make some serious coin delivering pizzas. During the week I tweet about the normal happenings in life and love to share articles from other PF (personal finance) bloggers from around the globe.

Deliver Away Debt the Blog

I use the blog to write about personal finance issues. I mainly use my own experiences but will continue to branch out into main stream topics. I also update the weekend delivery totals for all to see. If you look above you’ll see the tab for “Pizza Delivery.”

I enjoy writing about PF and love to add in my own humor. No matter how much debt we have or how much money we have, we still can’t take ourselves too seriously.

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I hope you found this information helpful in getting to know me.

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