Saving Money in Key Areas will Help Enable Consumers to Become Debt Free Advises Kingdom Financial Principles www.SoLongBills.com

Groton, VT May 6, 2004 Saving money may sound like opening a savings account but not necessarily according to Gene Jolley, President of Kingdom Financial Principles. Going against the grain of traditional teaching, Jolley advises not to be so quick in depositing extra money in a savings account. Instead people should first concentrate on freeing themselves from debt. Jolley teaches in his seminars a key way to faster debt elimination: save money by finding ways to reduce monthly spending habits.

Groton, VT May 7, 2004 - Saving money may sound like opening a savings account but not necessarily according to Gene Jolley, President of Kingdom Financial Principles. Going against the grain of traditional teaching, Jolley advises not to be so quick in depositing extra money in a savings account. Instead people should first concentrate on freeing themselves from debt. Jolley teaches in his seminars a key way to faster debt elimination: save money by finding ways to reduce monthly spending habits.

Jolley says, a person should carry a notebook and write down all spending for two weeks. This is a vital step toward saving money and should not be overlooked. You will be surprised Jolley adds, how much money is going to little items. Once this step is complete the consumer will easily recognize where every dime is being spent and will also be able to see over the course of a year just how much that spending is costing them. This knowledge empowers the consumer to realistically face the prospect of debt elimination. A record of all spending habits allows the consumer to visually track where and why their money disappears and gives them the wherewithal to make changes beneficial to their financial well-being.

How fast could an extra $300 per month pay off your debts? Besides making choices such as car pooling and raising your deductibles on car and homeowners insurance Jolley has a list of items where the consumer can save $300 or more per month. Jolleys list includes making coffee at home to save what otherwise could be between $50 and $100 a month from the favorite coffee stop. But it isnt just coffee and donuts/muffins that costs, eating out, whether its the fast food stop during lunch break or the family restaurant once a week, can significantly cut into potential savings.

In the April 2004 issue of Lifetime (p.102-105) an article emphasizes housing, transportation, groceries, entertainment and travel, and telecommunications and energy as 5 spending categories where the consumer might cut back. Interestingly the article also includes a typical list of spending habits along with the yearly cost to the consumer.
    Weekly dinner out for 4..$2,080
    Going out to lunch at work .$1,750
    Wine and beer at restaurants$1,040
    Wine and beer at home.$936
    Bottled water....$576
    DVD rental....$480
    Hair color at the salon....$426
    Cigarettes...$416
One look at these figures and its easy to see the potential savings Gene Jolley sees.

Converting those savings into extra payments on debt is actually an investment. In fact Jolley states paying off debt creates a guaranteed return on investment adding, if you have a debt charging 12% and pay it off, you save 12%. If you invest in the market you are taking a risk. Do yourself a favor, make an inventory of your spending habits, find ways to save, and eliminate debt. Invest in your future.

Gene Jolley is the creator of the Rapid Debt Reducer PC software, helping people to achieve real financial freedom. For more information and to download a free demo of the Rapid Debt Reducer PC software, please visit http://www.solongbills.com

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