Live Life Debt Free Even After Spending

by : Ajeet Khurana

Have you heard about people who have managed to become debt free? Well, you can do the same!

You will find your life improves significantly when you eliminate all of your debts and you will be able to start saving for your retirement, vacations, or even a down payment on a home.

There are so many good places to spend money that will invest in your future and make your life better that it really is silly to get mixed up in the credit card situation where you have to pay thousands of dollars and have nothing to show for it. Believe it or not, but the average American owes more than $10,000 in credit card debt.

That truly is hard to imagine, but it is the truth. And, the reason people have to pay so much is because they feel like they need to live to a certain standard. The result is a high debt load, imposing interest rates, and monthly payments that are too expensive to pay.

Luckily, you can live debt free and get yourself back on the road to financial security. Of course, it will take some time and a great deal of commitment but if you truly want to live a life where you don't owe anyone money you will be able to do so.

This comes at a cost upfront, but down the road when you don't owe a single penny to anyone you will see that it was completely worth it.

First of all, you will want to start by making a list of all of your outstanding amount. Include student loans, mortgages, credit cards, cars, and the like, then come up with a big round number of how much money you owe.

Then, figure out how much money you can possibly afford to spend each month. Stop saving for a little while and start paying off all your arrears.

You will find that you will be able to save more in the long run by following this method and it is completely worthwhile. If you have a budget of all your bills that you absolutely must pay each month and compare that to your income then you will be able to come up with a nice round number to pay each month towards what you owe.

Many people find they are able to afford payments up to $1000 a month when they cut back on expenses like food and entertainment. You won't find this cutting back particularly fun, but when you are completely debt free you will find that it was completely worth it.

Now, the key here is to continue your frugal lifestyle after you are completely out of arrears. Instead of paying a large monthly payment to what you owe you can then choose to invest it or save it for the future.

This means that you can then beef up your savings for a rainy day. Sure, you may want to free up some of that amount for dining out and entertainment, but the important thing is to not go back to spending money on credit cards.