David Auten and John Schneider were trapped in an hour-and-a-half car ride home.
After spending a weekend in the Rocky Mountains with friends, the Denver couple were fantasizing about one day owning a vacation home. However, they soon realized that they were saddled with $51,000 of debt.
Like many Americans, they said their spending habits were reckless and out of control.
Then they had an aha moment.
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“It took us quite a while to actually get to the root of that problem,” said Schneider. “Ultimately we realized that we were seeking validation that we didn’t get in our childhoods by buying things that we couldn’t afford as adults.”
The couple knew they needed to reduce their spending…