Following this system has given Sally and Dan a huge emotional boost. "It's very motivating and it feels so good to have a plan," says Sally. Dan shares his wife's enthusiasm. "We're being proactive instead of just reacting to the bills coming," says Dan. "We have a goal and we're going to get there and we can see it."
Overall, the Egglestons say that tackling their debt has been a positive experience. "It's been very emotional, but it's also been wonderful because I really believe it's brought us closer together," Sally says. "Dan was so not a part of the bills or the finances, and he's talking in language I've never heard him talk before."