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The following post is by MPFJ staff writer Travis. Travis is a customer blogger for Care One Debt Relief Services, and also appears weekly at Enemy of Debt. Travis candidly shares his personal journey to pay off $109,000 of credit card debt and the tips he’s learned along the way. As a father and husband he provides a unique perspective on balancing debt, finances, and family.
I dropped 25 pounds in just six weeks, and was within 5 pounds of my goal weight. My results slowed significantly after that. I struggled through another two months of the program without losing another pound, and it wasn’t difficult to figure out why. The program had a very restrictive diet, and after a while I grew tired of selecting my meals from a very short list. I began eating things not on the list, and eventually gave up on the program.
How about you all? Where do you draw the line between aggressively saving / paying off debt and making sure you actually are enjoying life?
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