The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS -

So you should def­i­nitely pro­tect your­self fi­nan­cially in the case of the re­la­tion­ship break­ing down. JESS WRITES At 6pm tonight my part­ner Jack is go­ing to pay off the last of his $35,000 debt. All with the help of your fan­tas­tic book.

When I met him three years ago, he was a debt-rid­dled 22-year-old fa­ther (of a lit­tle daugh­ter) who could not say no to a good time. I gave him an ul­ti­ma­tum – get his fi­nances up to scratch so we could start our fu­ture, or we have no fu­ture.

So he con­sol­i­dated his debts and re­paid Tel­stra, his par­ents, and the three debt col­lec­tors chas­ing him.

He then changed jobs and started mak­ing the “big bucks” in con­struc­tion. He would come home cov­ered head to toe in mud, with just the whites of his eyes glow- ing, while I helped peel off his muddy clothes.

He gave up time with his daugh­ter to o work, while I learnt how to raise a child d who wasn’t mine. So, tonight he is go­ing to pay off the last $2500 of the loan … and we can put this chap­ter be­hind us. He is go­ing to be out of debt for the first time in 10 years! I want to cry I am so happy, and so proud of him (and us as a cou­ple). Thanks for your help! BARE­FOOT REPLIES: Amaz­ing! Jack should be rightly proud of pulling him­self out of the hole. Yet be hon­est – it was a team ef­fort, right?

This is why I am so pas­sion­ate about Bare­foot Date Nights: they’re a once-amonth check-in, a time to re­fo­cus and track the progress you’re mak­ing to­wards your goals … and ul­ti­mately a cel­e­bra­tion of the power that is you two!

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