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Topic: Dropout (05/12/11)
- TITLE: Owing No One Anything
By Tom Parsons
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For nearly forty years, I carried a load of credit card debt. A heavy load. It was my fault; I needed a larger paycheck and a smaller lifestyle, but could not find ways to do either, let alone both.
Then a year ago, I dropped out of the credit card business. Due to the grace and generosity of the Lord, I was able to pay off all our credit card debt. Every last penny. Drop out day was August 13, 2010.
It has been such a blessing to owe no credit card company anything. I find my wife and I are able to support our church and its ministries to a much greater extent now than we were before. We are now able to help our children and our grandchildren financially where we couldn’t before. We are able to pay our other bills more easily and even indulge ourselves a little from time to time.
I doubt that any CEO’s child will have to drop out of college because I am not paying hundreds of dollars of interest to his dad's company anymore, but it is a great feeling to know that I am no longer contributing to the high lifestyle of strangers. I am blessed by God to be a drop out from credit card debt.
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