Today we’re excited to tell you about something new that (as far as we know) has never been done before. It’s called The Debt Movement and it involves thousands of people from across the country working together on helping each other pay off over $10 million in debt in 90 days.
(You can also apply for up to $2,000 in scholarships to help pay off your debt… but we’ll get to that in a second.)
It’s an ambitious goal. It may even be an audacious goal…
So why $10 million? Because we’re convinced that by working together and sharing lessons, inspiration, and encouragement with each other we can help you and anyone else with debt reach financial freedom faster.
It’s hard to strive towards a goal on your own. No matter what your goal is – even something like running a marathon or getting a promotion – you will be more likely to succeed if you have people to share it with. Other people can offer ideas that you may not have discovered on your own, and they can lift your spirits when your motivation is lagging.
Speaking of important people… our partner on this is our friend Jeff Rose, a Certified Financial Planner who runs GoodFinancialCents.com. He has been helping people reach their financial goals for many years, and he brings a special kind of enthusiasm and personal experience to the topic of getting out of debt. (Check out his video introduction here)
But what’s really important to us is your role in this. So let’s answer the big question…
How Can The Debt Movement Help Me?
The Debt Movement starts today and the first 30 days are dedicated to education. We will be publishing a lot of fantastic information about topics like:
- How to save money
- Strategies for paying off debt faster
- How to earn extra income
- Lessons from other people in debt
And during the month of January, you can apply for those Debt Scholarships mentioned above. (For all the details about them, check out the Debt Scholarships page)
Then, starting on February 1st, you and every other participant will pay as much debt off each month as possible for the next 90 days.
We’ll track the progress of the entire movement, and we will celebrate our progress together – which will help everyone stay motivated throughout the 90 days.
How Do I Sign Up for The Debt Movement?
When you sign up for The Debt Movement you will get regular updates about other people who are working to pay off their own debt and tips for paying off your own debt.
There are two steps to the sign up process:
1) Join the community. Just click on the link above and enter your e-mail address. You can also read and participate in the forums.
2) Link your debt. If you are already a ReadyForZero user, you can go into your Settings page and click on the “Sharing” tab. Then turn the Debt Movement switch to “On.” Or if you don’t already use ReadyForZero, you can sign up here. (Find out how it works here)
And that’s it. Pretty simple, right?
How Can I Help The Debt Movement?
The best way to help is to spread the word to anyone who wants to pay off their debt this year! If you have a blog or website, you can become a Debt Movement supporter by writing a blog post about the movement. If you do that, we’ll be sure to give you a big thanks in one of our upcoming Weekly Shout Outs posts. We’d also love it if you add the Debt Movement widget to your site. It’s easy to add, and of course if you need any help just let us know!
We can’t wait to see how this movement unfolds, and we hope you’ll join us and help spread the word. It’s going to be a good year.
Paying off $10 million in debt starts… now. Let’s do this!