Paying Off Your House in 5 Years w/ Derek Knight


Derek Knight

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Why do you think it was so easy to fall into the debt trap?

People desire instant gratification. It’s just so easy to enjoy life and worry about it later.

What was the defining moment that made you realize that you needed to get out of debt?

My first child was born and I realized that I cannot be a slave to debt and enjoy the life I desire with my kids.

What obstacles did you have to overcome in paying off your debt?

“People kept inviting us out for dinner and other events. I could not convince them that even though I could afford it, I did not want to afford it.
If enough people keep telling you that you should go out Friday night, you start believing you are doing something wrong if you don’t.”

How much total debt did you have?


How long did it take to pay off your debt? (If still paying on it, list how much you’ve paid in what time)

Paid off our house in 5 years!

What’s your best tip for someone finally want to get out of debt?

Pay for debt before you get access to the money by automating your payments. This will remove the emotions from debt.

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