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I have £20,000 in credit card debt and I’m not ashamed – I want others to know they’re not alone

Navigating the Journey to Becoming Debt-Free: My Story of Overcoming £20,000 Credit Card Debt

Title: Woman Shares Journey to Tackle £20,000 Credit Card Debt on TikTok

In a brave and candid move, a woman has taken to TikTok to share her journey of tackling a staggering £20,000 credit card debt. The story began 14 years ago when she first discovered the hidden overdraft on her current account, leading to a spiral of debt that followed her into adulthood.

Living away from home for the first time as a university student, she quickly maxed out her overdraft on frivolous expenses like clothes, cocktails, and dining out with friends. Despite landing a job, her spending habits remained unchecked, leading to a cycle of debt that seemed insurmountable.

Fast forward to 2024, with two children in tow, she decided enough was enough. Setting up a TikTok account called thatgirlindebt, she aimed to motivate herself to become debt-free. To her surprise, the account garnered over 6,000 followers and her videos reached millions of views, sparking conversations about debt and financial struggles.

Taking control of her finances, she moved her credit card debt to 0% interest cards and adopted the ‘snowball method’ to pay off her debts systematically. With a newfound determination, she aims to be completely debt-free in two and a half years, with a goal of achieving it in two years.

Her story resonated with many, as over 100 people reached out to share their own struggles with debt. Despite facing criticism and negative comments, she remains focused on her goal of financial freedom for herself and her family.

Through her journey, she hopes to inspire others to confront their financial challenges and seek help if needed. Her TikTok account serves as a platform for sharing tips, progress updates, and connecting with others on a similar path to financial recovery.

For those facing debt or financial worries, resources like StepChange Debt Charity and government-listed free debt advice services are available to provide expert guidance and support. The woman’s story serves as a reminder that it’s never too late to take control of your finances and work towards a debt-free future.


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