When I was in debt I didn't have freedom. I was stuck. I didn't have the luxury of choice. Instead I was fearful that I would lose my job and afraid that I wouldn't be able to pay off my debt.
My debt took away my freedom.
How do you get freedom? Getting and staying out of debt. Getting out if debt is a process that takes time and determination. But in the end you get the reward of freedom. Freedom is the best reward.