Step 6: Take big steps to grow your income.
The only way Lisa and Steven are going to be able to dig themselves out of debt is by earning more money. By taking on additional jobs, the Bradleys increase their monthly income by about $3,000. Lisa is tutoring and substitute teaching, as well as increasing her hours at her current job. Steven is bringing in extra cash, too, as a DJ on the weekends and by mowing lawns.