talking to your friends and family members about budgeting and about getting out of debt, but all you get in return are blank stares. Sometimes folks just don’t get it. And that can be discouraging and demoralizing. It can be the reason why you give up and say, ‘Oh, well, I’m just going to do what everybody else is doing’. To avoid throwing in the towel, be sure that you have a support system in place. If it’s not people in real life, then it’s mentors in your head, debt-free bloggers, people from books, people online via Instagram or Youtube. Establish your own success circle to remain inspired and motivated at each leg of the journey. Hopefully, those closest to you will eventually get on board as they see you living by example. They’ll want to know what you’re doing differently and why you’re so at ease with your finances.