Yesterday afternoon I received a telephone call from the Producer of BBC Southern Counties Radio. We chatted a little bit about this blog, my journey so far and the reasons why I’m publicly writing about what most people consider a very personal topic.
This conversation culminated in an invite to discuss my story and debt fighting in general live on air at 7:40am this morning. A very scary prime time ’Breakfast’ slot that reaches a huge range of folk from those traveling to work, right along to stay-at-home parents just getting their mornings together.
If you have arrived here having heard that broadcast or some soundbites: Welcome!
As hopefully became evident in the interview, I am running a series of posts at the moment about getting yourself out of debt. This mini series of posts is put together from advice and guides all over the Internet and traditional media, and then condensed down into my own free, simple 5-step guide.
The first three parts are available right now and have been linked below. The remaining two parts will be published tomorrow (September 24) and next Thursday (October 1) respectively. The first three are all you need to begin improving your financial situation today.
Step 1: Know What You Owe
Step 2: Spend Less Than You Earn
Step 3: Avalanches and Snowflakes
Step 4: Debt Psychology 101
Step 5: Cleaning Up The Mess
Once you have begun your journey to debt freedom, be sure to come back and learn how to protect yourself in the future and clean up your credit reports afterwards in steps 4 and 5.
If the debt-freedom and personal finance bugs catch you as much as they have me, I’d be very pleased to see you again to catch all the other personal finance articles that are posted here daily.
Good luck and remember: You are not alone. You can do this. You will succeed.
Embarrassingly, UK visitors who missed the interview can listen to it again on BBC iPlayer by clicking here.