I recently got a question from a reader asking for more stories and information on those who start their journey to debt freedom later in life. Ruth and I can both testify that it seems very overwhelming – and sometimes useless – to bother trying to pay off your debt when you’re in your later […]
As I sit by in another country – able only to offer prayer and support – watching my dear friend and biz partner Ruth transitioning her beloved mother to a senior home, I can’t help but think what a relief it must be that they don’t have to worry about money at a time like […]
So many people don’t bother pursuing debt freedom because it seems like such an absolutely impossible achievement. If this is you, you might need to take a lesson in perseverance from Jim Carrey’s character in the movie classic Dumb and Dumber.
See that guy in the picture? It’s obvious that he has trained himself to be able to lift that crazy amount of weight. It’s also obvious by the look on his face that it takes some serious effort for him to be able to lift it. As a former bodybuilder, I can identify. Weightlifting is […]
After a stellar January, we really blew it with our budget in February. Some of the expenditures were avoidable, some weren’t, but it’s safe to say that we blew our budget plans big time in February.
Last week Ruth wrote about a teen girl who was basically forced to quit her job due to sexual harassment by her boss. I’ve seen this happen and experienced it myself. It’s horrible. I was personally harassed by my boss at a fast food chain, and I know for a fact I was one of […]
I thought I’d expand today on Ruth’s awesome post from Thursday. In it, Ruth talked about the expansive variety of advice that exists in personal finance blogs and how it can be overwhelming at times. This made me laugh, as we spent the first three years of our debt payoff journey relying too much on […]
So much of learning to turn your money around has to do with attitude and perception. For nearly two decades Rick and I had the perception that there was “nothing we could do” to change our financial mess. And guess what? We didn’t change our financial mess! Then one day we became desperate and overwhelmed […]
Last week, Ruth wrote about Frugality’s bad image and how to re-image it in your mind. People unfamiliar with the frugal life think of being frugal as dull, weird, depriving and cheap. But those of us who “get it” know differently. We know that there is a HUGE difference between “frugal” and “cheap”. These four […]
Ruth’s post last week has really had me thinking about debt accumulation and the battle of the mind. When someone said during our Bible study yesterday something to the effect of “You’ll always put up with that which you can deal with”, the subject of the battle of the mind and wealth struck me again. […]