Even Six-Figure Salaries Don’t Guarantee a Stress-Free Life

“I didn't even have a white picket fence.”


When Tom’s then-wife exclaimed, “We’re going to work until we die!” he knew something had to give. They made good money, but the couple’s salaries were no match for the mortgage, student loans, two car loans … or life, in general, actually.

Listen in to this week’s episode of Debt Stories: Real People Beating Debt & Winning Financially to hear how Tom went from drowning in debt, with a piddly $500 in his checking account, to early retirement.

Get this episode’s transcript here.

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