When was the last time you imagined yourself wearing a coat of chainmail, wielding a sword and shield, and setting out on a noble steed through dense forest to slay a dragon?

If it’s been awhile, tap into your imagination and reach for your trusty blade. You’ll need both to slay a foe that threatens the well-being of a large percentage of the American population.

It’s called “debt.”

Just like the fire-breathing dragons from folklore, debt wreaks havoc on households, communities, even a nation. Debt can:

  • Destroy your marriage.
  • Influence whether or not you’ll be able to send your children to college.
  • Determine when – or if – you and your spouse can retire.
  • Limit your ability to reach out to others in need, including your own