Aloha, Debt. And, aloha, Debt!

Wedding vow addendum: “Always pay in cash.”

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Today, we meet Chelsea who lives in Tri-Cities, Washington. She works in marketing and her husband is a mechanic and a teacher. The couple married in June, 2013, on a gorgeous beach in lush Hawaii. It was the wedding of their dreams … then reality hit. They were $215,000 in debt! Find out how they teamed up to fix their finances.

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