Announcing the Debt Movement

by Ryan Guina

Every year, millions of people create a list of New Year’s Resolutions. This is a great time to reflect upon the past year, look forward, and make big changes in your life. The most common resolutions often deal with similar topics – health, wealth, faith and family. If you get these major areas of your life right, the rest tends to fall in place.

If one of your New Year’s Resolutions is to get out of debt, then you have come to the right place! The Debt Movement is starting, and through this movement, we hope to help people reduce $10 million in debt over the next 90 days. Sound interesting? Let’s take a deeper look:

What is The Debt Movement?

the debt movementThe Debt Movement is a 90-day period where the personal financial blogging community, in partnership with Good Financial Cents and  ReadyForZero, are helping people pay off $10 million of debt. That sounds amazing, and it is!

The financial blogging community will share articles, tweet chats, Google Hangouts, and more to share tips and motivations for getting out of debt. There will also be opportunities for participants to apply for up to $10,000 worth of Debt Scholarships as part of this movement.

When does it begin? The Debt Movement officially launches on February 1st, and lasts 90 days. It is free and easy to join, and you can track the progress of the movement on the Debt Movement website.

Why is there a need? Debt is one of the biggest financial problems facing Americans. Just take a look at the average American household debt, or the average credit card debt they have. A deeper look at these numbers is startling. If you really want to be terrified, take a look at our national debt!

But it’s more than just numbers. Watch this video by the Debt Movement founder, Jeff Rose. He shares a personal reason why being debt free is so important to him. I’m sure you may have similar reasons.

Thanks for sharing your story, Jeff.

Join the Debt Movement

Great, you say! How can I join? And what will it cost me?

Glad you asked. The Debt Movement is free to join and free to participate. All it costs you is a little hard work and dedication toward paying off your bills. In return, you reduce the amount of debt you owe, and improve your finances in the process. To learn more, visit

Published or updated January 2, 2013.
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1 Carrie

I’d love to improve my debt situation. I know it’s going to take time though. When I was young, I didn’t know much about credit cards and paying bills on time – lesson learned. I’m praying that I’ll rebuild my credit within a reasonable amount of time. This way I can be approved for cc’s, a house, cars, etc.

Enjoy 2013!


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