Roth said he's a regular guy who found himself deep in debt. To turn his life around, he started reading everything he could about money and finance. Now he has a website and is in high demand around the country to help other people struggling with their finances.
"When I was deep in debt, the first thing that I had to learn was to spend less than you earn. And it seems like a really basic thing, but it's one of the important skills you can develop," said Roth.
Roth said getting out of debt is all about prioritizing. Roth said he made paying off his debt his number one priority, "I made it so it was the first thing I took care of every month. Even though I had all these other things I wanted to do with my money, I made sure that the debt was the first thing I put my money toward every month. And when I did that, it took time, but I was able to get out of debt," said Roth.
Roth said he used what he calls the 30 Day Technique to get himself out of debt, "Let's say I wanted a new TV. I would write down where I found the item, how much it costs, and put it on a list on my refrigerator. And 30 days later, if I still wanted the item, and I could afford it, I would go and get that item." Roth said most of the time he found in that 30 day period his longing for the item would go away.
To learn more about Roth and his techniques visit http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/
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