You can use this free debt thermometer printable like it’s your big, audacious goal thermometer. Simply print it out, fill it in, and hang it up. You’ve got this!
When you’re trying to pay off debt, it can be a long process and hard to stay motivated. When you don’t feel like you’re getting anywhere, it can be easy to lose sight of your goals. You need to keep track of the progress you’ve made and stay inspired!
Free Debt Thermometer Printable
How to use this free debt thermometer printable
Using this FREE Debt Thermometer Printable is an easy way to help stay focused on your end goal — just print it off and fill it in as you pay off your debt. You can print multiples, using one for each individual debt, or you can just print one and use it to track your total debt payoff. It’s up to you!
Before you know it, you’ll be at the top and ready to scream – I’m Debt Free!! This is a great tool to use if you’re on the Dave Ramsey plan and working on your debt payoff.
Some things we did to make quick progress while reaching our debt payoff goals
We clipped coupons and learned how to get the things we needed for cheap, or sometimes, free. I would scour my friend Crystal’s Money Saving Mom site for deals. I also learned how to save tons of money on necessary toiletries and miscellaneous items (like toothpaste, toilet paper, etc) at CVS through her CVS 101 posts.
Sometimes, I would leave a store with several items we needed and after all my coupons and discounts were tallied, the cashier actually gave me money!
I also became HUGE on meal planning. That’s when I learned about helpful programs like emeals, which helped you choose budget friendly meals and gave you a shopping list you could take to the store.
Now they’ve expanded the emeals program even further; they’ll send your shopping list to WalMart for you and all you have to do is go pick it up! This really saves you time and money! No toting your toddlers into the store, and no impulse purchases, either. (They have a free offer here if you’d like to try them.)
One way to stay motivated while paying off debt
Sometimes it really helps to have a visual! That’s where this free debt thermometer printable is so helpful. By hanging it up in a high traffic area of your home, you can always have your debt payoff goal in front of you.
It’s a great reminder of where you’ve come from, the progress you’ve made, and where you’re headed!
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A few tools I recommend:
Give eMeals a try. This is the meal planning service Dave Ramsey recommends on his show. For a small fee, they’ll even send your meal plan and shopping list over to a local store (like WalMart!) and have your groceries ready for you to just pick-up and go. Click here to try it free for 14 days.
I also highly recommend getting started with a pencil and paper budget, if you’re not already doing so. My printable Budget Binder Toolkit has everything you need to hit the ground running!