How One Couple Paid off $30k in Just 15 Months

This is the story of a rare occasion when it’s OK to hide things from your spouse ...

Andy is a pastor. His wife, Melissa, is a stay-at-home mom. Like with many couples, they haven’t always seen eye-to-eye about how to handle the family’s finances. But when their debt reached $30,000, for the second time, they knew they needed a new plan.

Tune in to this episode of Debt Stories to find out how the Christmas spirit and a jar of basil helped their family finally conquer their money problems.

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