It's time to cut these up.
Apparently, I am not the only person looking forward to paying off debt in 2013.
In fact, Jeff Rose of Good Financial Cents and the site ReadyForZero have teamed up to make sure as many people as possible can pay off as much money as possible in the first 90 days of 2013. Their plan: The Debt Movement, a project that has the lofty goal of helping thousands of people to collectively pay off $10 million dollars of consumer debt by the beginning of April, 2013.
(Whenever I read that dollar figure, I image Jeff Rose saying "Ten MillYUN Dollars" with his pinky to his lips in Dr. Evil-approved fashion).
Here's how it works: you sign up here to become a member of The Debt Movement. Signing up means that you'll get regular tips, updates, and exclusive content emailed to you just for working on paying off your debt.
Then you can sign up for a ReadyForZero account, and link your debts to the secure site which will analyze your information and help you to come up with a debt reduction plan tailored to your specific situation.
And that's it!
The Debt Movement is a way for you to feel a sense of community and competition in debt payoff, which would otherwise be a boring and difficult slog. Jeff has created a great way to motivate all of us to pay off debt as quickly as possible--so that we can all feel the freedom of no debt.
This movment is also getting us talking about consumer debt on a bigger level. We need to talk about debt, rather than hide it, and make it clear that living in debt should NOT be normal. Financial freedom is what ought to be normal.
It's all a pretty great cause, and now is the perfect time to sign up.
I will be joining The Debt Movement. I hope you do, too.