Debt Freedom is a Lifestyle, Not Just a Goal

by Ryan Yates

to do listI have a  family member who uses smokeless tobacco, which caused oral cancer in his lip and soft palate.  Thankfully, the doctors were able to remove the cancer with surgery.

This was more than 7 years ago, but unfortunately he still uses smokeless tobacco to this day.

His choices make us all sad and concerned, but it’s not uncommon.

Here’s the issue:  Too often , after our problem has been corrected, we go back to making the same bad decisions that got us into trouble in the first place.  We focus more on the problem-at-hand instead of correcting what created it.

The same can be said for our finances.

I have numerous friends and colleagues who worked so hard to fix their financial problem and pay off their debt.  Yet, as soon as their balances hit zero, they went right back to the spending habits that led them to debt in the first place.

It’s a cliche to say it, but the cycle needs to be broken.

Debt freedom isn’t just a goal to achieve, it’s a lifestyle choice that will keep you in the black.

Stop living in cycles of short-sighted debt awareness, and instead create a lifestyle of smart financial living.  Don’t just make debt freedom a short-term goal, choose to make it a lifestyle choice.

Like anything worth doing in life, it’s going to take education, patience, and perseverance.   Devote some time and energy to correcting the choices that drove you into debt.

Hope you have a wonderful day.


Eric Dryer August 18, 2016 at

This is so true. We need to attack the root of the problem, not just the symptoms. Thanks for the post.

Janet October 18, 2016 at

Hi there. I enjoyed your article. Sorry about the cancer.

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