Earlier this year Erin and I made our National TV debut! We were fortunate to be featured for a segment on the List TV telling our debt free story and sharing 4 tips for paying off debt.
The segment was filmed at our house at the end of the year. The crew and interviewer were very nice and did a great job of making us feel comfortable considering the cameras and lights. Right before we do a podcast or appearance like this I always think, “why am I doing this?” Once we get going though you then remember that you get the opportunity to talk about becoming debt free which has really become a passion of ours.
The focus of the interview was about how to start saving and paying off debt. There were 4 points that we discussed as it related to our story. These also feed into our 6 simple steps to get out of debt which was an expansion on these ideas I formed for the interview.
Here are the 4 points discussed.
- List Your Debt
- Keep track of your budget
- Separate Your Savings
- Track Your Progress
It is a short segment so if you are interested in learning more about our story or how to start becoming debt free please follow the respective links.
The Final Product
A couple fun things have occurred since the segment aired.
- Someone who is very familiar with our story mentioned to us that they finally understood how the debt snowball worked. The addition of graphics in the interview might be what some people need to understand certain concepts. It is different than the typical format we get to tell our story in. I personally do best listening to ideas and others might need a visual format. No one is better than the other, just different.
- Some past co-workers or friends saw the actual the segment air on TV. It is kind of funny hearing people tell us they saw us considering no one has ever said anything about our other appearances. That must mean we reached a new audience!
You never know who you will reach or inspire when sharing your story of becoming debt free. I know I was resistant to debt free stories when I first listened to the Dave Ramsey show. As I started to put my guard down I realized that I too could be like those calling in and being successful. I hope you can be the same way.
It’s pretty neat how your appearance clarified the debt snowball for that person. When I first heard of the debt snowball, I didn’t think it’d be such a big deal to get that first, small debt paid off. But it was! And then we started attacking our debt like aggressive animals!
That is awesome you enjoyed paying it off so much and that it made you hungry for more! Hope you have found other ways to stay motivated as well as you continue along your path. It really can be addictive paying off each debt. Sorry for the delay in comment. I always appreciate your input here!