The Debt Consolidation Myth: A Proven Method to Help You Get Out of Debt While Still Living Your Life (YNAB 80/20)

Let’s not just have you consolidate your debt. Let’s have you destroy your debt. Let’s have you be rid of it forever. That’s exactly what this 80/20 guide is going to give you—a sure-fire, bulletproof, tried and true method for destroying your debt.

Debt, in almost any form, is lame. Nope, “lame” is probably not a strong enough word for it. Debt is a burden. Debt’s a drain. It’s a mood killer. It’s a relationship strainer. It’s a cash flow crusher. Sheesh. It takes the fun out of just about everything.

Sure, you’ll hear fancy-pants people tell you about “good” debt and “bad” debt and the like. They’ll discuss fancy terms like “opportunity cost” or the value of using “OPM” (other people’s money, and if you didn’t know what OPM meant, bless you). They may even use another three-letter acronym like “ROI” when they’re talking about how you can leverage debt and get a better return on your investment.

Well, we’re not talking about capitalization of a multi-conglomerate business. We’re talking about your personal finances. And when it comes to personal finances, debt is a draining, mood-killing, cash flow-crushing burden—and it’s lame.

Heck, debt collectors, big banks, attorneys … they all make debt personal. So I think it’s safe to say that your debt belongs right square in the middle of what we’d call your personal finance.

Yes, let’s make this very personal. Let’s talk about how you got into this mess of debt, where you want to go, and how you’ll get there. And, true to our 80/20 guide form, I’ll tell you everything you need to know and do as quickly as possible. Unless I see a good opportunity for a joke, where I’ll drag it out just a bit longer.