My friend could have stayed on the ground and milked the "victim" routine for all it was worth but she wasn't interested in that kind of attention. She just wanted to finish the race and taste victory.
I, too, qualified to be an alleged victim when it came to the $40,000 of inherited consumer debt we had when we got married. Instead of staying down on the ground, when tripped up by circumstances, we chose to follow Debbie's example and we got back in the race, determined to finish well by getting rid of that debt. On a military man's salary, with lots of kids to financially support and only one income, we were able to pay down all of that consumer debt in two years and we've remained debt free ever since! If we had played the victim card, we would probably still be waiting for some event or some person to bail us out.
So how do you get out of consumer debt? Stay tuned for specific, targeted tips next week on how we did it and how you, too, can be a victor rather than a victim!
America's Family Financial Expert (R)