SPRINGFIELD, Mo., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new website - http://www.statusdebtfree.com - was recently launched to showcase people who have successfully achieved debt-free status.
"Becoming debt-free is a big financial accomplishment, and there should be some form of recognition," says Matt Miller, founder of StatusDebtFree.com. "I like to use the analogy of going to school and graduating. Once you graduate, you get a diploma to display. StatusDebtFree provides both online recognition as well as a certificate of accomplishment that can proudly be displayed to show the world your financial accomplishment."
Debt-free members are assigned a unique membership identification number and listed online in the membership directory on StatusDebtFree.com in one of three categories:
- Gold - completely debt-free
- Silver - debt-free except for their mortgage
- Bronze - kicked the credit card debt
Members can customize their debt-free profiles and link back to their MySpace or Facebook pages from the membership directory.
Miller says StatusDebtFree is a way to share a different kind of status symbol with other people.
"Some people like to buy expensive cars, live in big houses and dress in designer labels," he says. "Other people like to live modestly and debt-free. People are fascinated with other people's lifestyles, and by sharing with the world that you are debt-free, you become unique with your individual accomplishment."
Just like parents tout their children making the honor roll, StatusDebtFree members are able to express their debt-free status with a certificate of accomplishment and an online listing in the member section on the StatusDebtFree website. For even more bragging rights, additional logo products are available to suit each member's taste, such as crystal awards, license plate frames and apparel.