How one couple paid off more than $114K in debt in 2 years

Anthony and Jhanilka Hartzog used side-jobs and started their own cleaning service to pay off their new car and debt.
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Now to you are series debt-free decade which so many have written to us about. This morning we have a new story about a couple who use their side jobs to work off more than $100,000 in debt. Diane Macedo is here. Tell us how they did it with their side hustle. We introduced you to a few people who have paid off their debts. Some of their stories involved scaling back spending and becoming more frugal. But not this couple. Their secret, the side hustle. I became a manager working day and night getting out of debt and took a lot of fight. Reporter: Meet the hartzogs. The millennial power duty paying off a debt totaling -- $114,151. Reporter: Two years ago they set a goal. To be done by my 30th birthday. Reporter: They crafted a realistic budget accounting for everything. There is a restaurant budget. There is an entertainment budget. There's a transportation budget. Reporter: Even their four-legged friend. The dog has like 150 a month. He has to have his own budget. Reporter: To tackle their debt the couple didn't become frugal. Instead they put in extra work. We increased our income as much as we can so 9 to 5 we worked our normal jobs and 5 to 10 we worked outside that have. Their tip, choose side hustles based on things you love to do. For themes that is working out so each got a job at their gym. I'm getting a free gym membership at a high-end gym. Reporter: They turned to apps to bring in extra cash like turo, a peer-to-peer car rental service and rover, a dog sitting company. Since I work from home it was just easy and our dog was pretty shy around other dogs so it made him more comfortable. Reporter: Now debt-free the travel enthusiasts have major plans and aren't slowing down any time soon. Going to gross this year. Yeah, Morocco. Morocco. Brazil. We have a lot happening. I'm just showing up. And they have since taken their car off that turo app but made so much money they were able to pay off their new car in one year. They also started their own cleaning service. And that cleaning service continues to bring in money for them even today. Not bad at all. There are some lessons we all can learn. I was taking notes. I know you were. Thank you, Diane. Thank you to that family.

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