A Life Without Debt: Embracing a Different Way of Life

The other day, in a different context, I heard someone talking about “embracing a different way of life”. It got me to thinking about what that oft-repeated phrase really means in relation to a debt free life. When I think of embracing a different way of life, I think of going after something with so much enthusiasm and believing in something so strongly that what other people think doesn’t influence me. The only thing that influences me is the new lifestyle that I am creating for myself. That’s also what being debt free is about.

A debt free life is, for most people, a radically different life than what they are accustomed to. It’s certainly a different life th

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4 Responses to A Life Without Debt: Embracing a Different Way of Life

  1. teresa says:

    I don’t quite understand why being debt free is a “lifestyle”. I just don’t think it is so complicated.

  2. Gail says:

    Unfortunately once this economic ‘problem’ is over, most people will go back to their ‘normal’ life and forget all about being frugal and saving instead of spending. It is a life style that people have to embrace otherwise it is just a seesaw of ups and downs depending on the economy. If it is your lifestyle then you can ride out the economy problems with minimal strain on your lifestyle.

  3. Jmm says:

    I’ve been looking at this site for a couple of months now and I keep seeing things from people saying how staying out of debt is hard etc. Now admittedly I am in debt myself and working hard to get out of it but when I am there what exactly is going to be the big problem? I am failing to see what it is. I have learned my lessons, the hard way! Surely if I just spend less than I make and I save and don’t go buy myself a wardrobe full of designer clothes or some other rash decision, then I will be ok. It seems to me that some people are being a bit smug about being out of debt and are making staying that way sound a lot harder than it is. My parents don’t owe a cent and they don’t say it’s all that hard. And they have a very nice life.

  4. Larabelle says:

    I agree with Gail I think that once our economy changes then people will once more disdain a frugal/thrifty lifestyle. I know this is crazy…but I am glad that I have gone thru this economic financial crises as it has made me so much more frugal/thrifty. I have learned so much!!! I am still in debt but I have gotten my debt balance down to $12K from $78K in 28 months and I plan to be debt free by Fall.

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