What would you tell your debt if you could talk to it, face to face? I, for one, would probably have some pretty choice words. Now… what if you wrote your debt a letter?
Melanie Lockert of the financial blog, Dear Debt, created a project encouraging people to do just that. Forget “Dear John” letters, these “Dear Debt” letters give the opportunity (sometimes serious, sometime humorous) to break up with your debt and rid yourself of a toxic financial relationship.
“Dear Debt… get thee gone!”
In Ep. 1 of MoneyBuzz… Shannon and I chat about what our own “Dear Debt” letters might sound like, I sit down to talk more about the project with Melanie, and we end off with the recurring segment: “Claire’s Crazy Question” (a working title).
Sit back, have a listen, and ready your feather quill to take notes on your own “Dear Debt” letter!
Mentioned in this episode…
Capital One savings account
Melanie speaks to the the merits of saving for a specific goal and discusses how she’s utilized her Capital One 360 for her various saving goals. Easy to create targeted savings accounts, easy to check in with your progress, all good stuff!
What better way to break up your debt than paying it off even faster. Use PLUS to your payments and set up bi-weekly payments! Get gone, debt.
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Coco Donuts of Portland
Truth: Coco Donuts in Portland slings better fried dough than Voodoo Donuts. Are these fighting words? Not a chance. All donuts are A-OK in my book!
A fine selection of fist bumps
Since fist bumps don’t translate well over audio waves, here are some Claire approved greetings should you need inspiration (these don’t have to apply to your debt).
Intro and exit music by ReadyForZero’s very own, very talented Marshall Brekka
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