August 12, 2013

How to Simplify the Process of Getting out of Debt

Source: Taynia Aarnink takes great pride in helping others get out of debt. As you will see on her website, “The Fiscal Flamingo,” eliminating debt doesn’t have to be a complicated and boring process.

Some people look at their debt and see nothing more than a lot of numbers. This immediately leads to fear of what the future holds, and a subsequent “shutting down” of the brain.

In other words, these people are over complicating the process of getting out of debt.

There is no denying the struggles and stress associated with being in debt. No matter how much money you owe and how long it will take you to pay it back, it is only natural to worry about your finances from time to time.

What you want to avoid is being so paralyzed by the details that you never make any real progress.

From Spender to Saver

Rather than attempt to explain what Aarnink brings to the table, check out this quote from her Facebook page:

“Go from broke to Benjamins, from debt to Decadent. Where kicking debt in the pants looks as good as it feels.”

Interesting approach, isn’t it?

Here are her answers to some very important debt related questions:

1. Can you explain your course in greater detail, talking about some of the goals it can help people reach?

The Fiscal Flamingo Debt Program is a unique digital product designed to break the shackles of debt. It’s a choreographed journey for those that are tired of counting pennies (literally) and are overwhelmed by the level of discipline most budgets require; you know, the kind that leaves you feeling like a pauper, only able to afford the bare minimum.

2. How have you been able to break down so much complicated finance related info into a course that is simple to understand?

Lets be real – getting out of debt sucks! Big time. It shouldn’t have to be boring as well.  Or so intimidating you don¹t even bother. After all, most people in debt don¹t want a finance degree. They just want to be debt free.

There is no talk about retirement accounts, life insurance or the S&P. The Fiscal Flamingo is focused solely on getting back to the basics:

  • Understanding why you want to be debt free
  • Developing drool worthy inspiration
  • Designing creative methods to satisfy your cravings
  • Providing the physical tools to get you to your destination: zero debt

3. Do you feel that entirely too many people are complicating their financial situation for no good reason?

Big words and financial jargon may come in handy when you¹re schmoozing Warren Buffet (please invite me to that party) but it won¹t help check your financial baggage at the gate. You need to know your “why.” Knowing what drives your desire to be debt free mixed with a creative budget based on your own personal money triggers (and admittedly some serious blood, sweat and tears) is your one-way ticket to a debt-free life.

Final Thoughts

As you can see from this interview, Aarnink takes an interesting approach to debt. She realizes that nobody wants to be in this position, but that it is a part of life. She also realizes that getting out of debt doesn’t have to be boring.

If all else has failed or you are simply looking for a better way to tackle your debt, this unique approach may be just what you have been dreaming of.

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