“If finances were all about math, then all mathematicians would be millionaires.” In 2015, I was hit with a realization: The reality that finances are more about behavior modification, then about numbers. It is more about suppressing wants and purging your life of debt (like a disease). When my wife and I entered the class, I had
Last year, Laurie wrote an article on how paying off debt is like running a marathon, which I thought a lot about in training for a marathon I ran last week. Since the first of the year I’ve worked pretty hard to train for my fifth half marathon, and made a lot of sacrifices along
Today I applied a pretty big lump sum to my mortgage in my pursuit of freedom from debt. Yep. I got paid out for my vacation from leaving my previous job, and from the money we have made from doing AirBnB. It is really amazing how the Lord has blessed us as we’ve progressed in
In July 2013, I gave an update to our readers on where our family was at in our road to financial freedom. At the time we owed $100k on our mortgage, and were on the final 6.2 miles of our marathon debt pay down journey. Today, as I sit here and write this I’m proud
In 2007, after reading Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover, my wife and I decided to start putting our family on the road to freedom from debt. We want to live an extra-ordinary life. We wanted to live like no one else, so we could later live like no one else. Que the radio show intro!
Ask a dozen people what financial freedom looks like, and you’re likely to get a dozen different answers. That’s because financial freedom is completely subjective – we each view it in our own personal way. But I’m going to attempt to form a loose definition that will likely apply to the largest number of people.
One of the hardest things to maintain when you are trying to accomplish your get-out-of-debt goal is staying motivated. Not only are you trying to buck bad habits of living and spending too much, you need to keep the fire burning inside to see the task to completion. For many, getting out of debt is