If you’re a debt free wannabe, you’ve come to the right place!
Hi, I’m Grainne, a 33 year old money blogger from Belfast, Northern Ireland.
I’m the face behind WannaBeDebtFreeUK.com and @WannaBeDebtFree on Instagram and my aim is to help debt free wannabes become debt free.
My own debt free wannabe story started in July 2017. My partner and I had nearly £16k of unsecured debt. We found our income couldn’t keep up with our expenditure as we renovated our first home. Add a brand new leased car, and that’s how we got into debt.
My partner’s job was put at risk of redundancy and it made us realise that we were putting ourselves under huge pressure to maintain a certain lifestyle. As long as we kept burying our heads in the sand, we were leaving ourselves vulnerable to the debt cycle.
So after that initial light bulb moment, we gritted our teeth and budgeted, made lifestyle changes, side hustled and paid off our debt! We entered the debt free club on 18th July 2018, just under one year from when we started. Since then, we’ve cut our working hours, improved our health, and are just generally much happier.
I’ve learned a thing or two about debt free living and helping other debt free wannabes overpay debt, budget and side hustle, so my blog will give you everything you need to get started in paying off debt and becoming debt free.