For a society that worships wealth and accomplishment, we certainly don’t celebrate the skills, dedication, and day-to-day grunt work it takes to become financially independent.
But what about the normal people who work hard, budget, scrimp and sacrifice every day to get out of debt and build wealth the hard way? Why aren’t we impressed at a party when we meet someone who has paid off a five-figure credit card debt? Why does our society love to read and watch TV about the stuff of wealth (houses, cars, etc.) but not the process of becoming wealthy?
Paying off my credit card is hands-down the biggest accomplishment of my life so far, and I feel that way because it was so hard. Way harder than getting through college or graduate school, which most people actually laugh at when I say out loud. Why is it so hard to believe that paying off a credit card was really difficult? If it’s so easy to get out of debt then why are so many people mired in it?
Do you think that getting out of debt is a big accomplishment?