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The Debt Escape Plan by Beverly Harzog

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5(Almost) Pain-Free Ways to Increase Your Income

I can’t lie to you. There’s a little bit of pain involved in a few of these strategies, but the pain is a whole lot less than the pain of enduring debt, day after day. Anything that gets you even one day closer to being debt-free is worth the effort.

Still have your simple budget worksheet in front of you? Look in the income section over to the right and you’ll see a spot to pencil in the increased cash flow you find. When you add the “found” money from slashing your expenses to your cash flow boost, you’ll get your debt escape number. This is the number you’ll add to the minimum payment of your target debt.

Know Thy Credit Score

I go into more detail about FICO scores in Chapter 7, but I want ...

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