About Deliver Away Debt

Welcome and Hello, my name is Ryan Yates.  I began writing about personal finance during my own journey to eliminate debt.  And with each successful step, I wanted to share my story with others.

Throughout this adventure, I’ve realized that financial success isn’t just a goal, it’s a lifestyle.  And that’s exactly what drives my passion for personal finance today.  I am devoted to helping you learn the skills and develop the tools to fix your financial landscape.

My hope is to encourage you to spend every penny as wisely as possible and motivate you along the way.

What’s In It For You?

My team and I are dedicated to producing rock-solid content that will educate you about successful personal finance strategies:

  • How to pay down your debt
  • How to increase your income
  • How to spend wisely
  • How to put your money to work for you

It’s pretty simple really. We want to help you get out of debt, and to do so as quickly as possible.  And once you’ve climbed out of the hole, we want to help you build your personal wealth.  No tricks or gimmicks. Just hard work and better finances.

Our Writers and Contributors

Ryan Yates – Ryan is the primary writer/researcher for DeliverAwayDebt. He is also a huge 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.

Ryan and his family are living outside of the United States and serving as missionaries to the island of Eleuthera. Because they are responsible for raising 100% of their financial support, Ryan has become a expert on making every penny count.

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 strategies are 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. He also runs Outlaw Finance: Investing 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.

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.

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.

The History of DELIVER Away Debt

Take a walk down memory lane and discover the humble beginnings of Deliver Away Debt.  Jeff Kosola began this site to track how much debt he could pay down by making extra cash as a pizza delivery person. Jeff has since moved on (after successfully paying down all of his debt), but DeliverAwayDebt.com continues to help our readers learn what it takes to gain financial independence.

Below is Jeff’s original introduction and his pizza delivery income stats:

“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. Read the fascinating story of pizza delivery guy Jeffrey Kosola, the creator of this blog and the reason this place is called “Deliver” Away Debt.

SPOILER ALERT: Jeffrey has successfully paid off all of his outstanding debt!

Delivery Away Debt is a blog to help motivate people going through similar circumstances of paying off their debt.

So you want to be a Pizza Driver…

The first question I asked myself was, “how much can I make?”  I sure as heck didn’t know.  Dave Ramsey said to go out and deliver pizzas at night, so I did.

A new pizza joint just opened up down the street and had a “Hiring Drivers” sign out front.  And the rest is history…

Back to the money part.  You CAN make great money delivering part time.  I make $1,400 to $1,800 per month working 22 hours a week. Yeah, the shifts aren’t the greatest…Friday 5-1am/Sat 5-1am/Sun 5-11…but they are the best shifts to make money on.

I’ve detailed my daily earnings so you can see what the potential is for you.

By the way, delivering is VERY fun too.”

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.