Debt has become such a norm in today’s society that frankly, many people just don’t see the point in trying to become debt free. Debt today is normal. Most people have it, and most people survive “just fine” by making the monthly payments and maintaining the status quo.
I get this mindset. We lived it for over 15 years. I’d never known anyone who lived debt free. Instead, it was touted to us by many as “smart” to use debt to “advance” our way of living. We fell for this belief hook, line and sinker and used debt whenever we thought it was time to “move up” in the world.
On the outside, we appeared successful thanks to this “strategy”. We had a beautiful home, always drove newer cars, and “looked the part” when it came to our appearances and the activities we took part in.
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