Ready to get gazelle intense?
Henry and I have started the Dave Ramsey program again. We first took Financial Peace University at our church in 2010. Saying that we took it at our church is a bit misleading. We had three kids under two so we really took it at home, online.
But, either way. We fell in love. And it really works. So, why is it that we are starting it again?
Just let me say that the couple’s coin jar in the movie Up is a perfect representation of how our budget goes. Carl and Ellie are saving away with big dreams but they continue to break that jar to take care of emergencies. Around here, I call that “Life getting lifey.”
But today, April 26, 2016 is the day that Henry and I will start on a new financial journey. We have big plans!
If you’re not familiar with Dave, here is a link to his seven baby steps to financial freedom. I needed a refresher so I’ve spent some time there today.
So, what would you do if you didn’t have to pay monthly payments for credit cards, student loans, a mortgage?
- tithe a ridiculous amount to your church
- volunteer your days in service to others
- provide meals to the hungry
- travel the world
- start a business
- provide scholarships for those in need of a good education
- build your dream home
If you can dream it, you can do it! Henry and I would like to be able to travel, to have more time at home with the kids, to give ridiculously and so much more! It is so exciting to think of the possibilities.
I personally believe that we were made to thrive. Sadly, most of us manage to survive! We are included in that group.
If you don’t like something, change it! So here we go!
I’d love for you to join us on our journey! I’ll be blogging here about our progress.