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 […]
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.
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 […]
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. […]
No, not the regular kind of stretching exercises, but I highly recommend those too. A daily stretching routine has been a huge foundational rock for my good health and has all kinds of benefits like improved circulation, flexibility and strength. But today I’m talking about the mental stretching we need to do to achieve big […]
“Most people overestimate what they can do in a year, and they massively underestimate what they can accomplish in a decade or two.” – Tony Robbins I think it’s this mindset that keeps people in debt. They feel out of control about their money situation and want to get debt payoff right, so they set […]
I talked a bit about my mom in this Fruclassity interview a year and a half ago, but I wanted to share some encouragement today about how mom went from serious poverty and persevered to financial security. Now, her idea of financial security might not be what yours is, but compared to where she started […]
Our oldest daughter is a comic artist,and sometimes her drawing progressions remind me of our financial progress. When Madelyn starts out her drawings, they often look, well, meh. At best. I often find myself thinking that when she sketches out her first draft that maybe she’s not so talented after all. 🙂