Running … Out of Debt

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

"This would be a much better world if more married couples were as deeply in love as they are in debt." --Earl Wilson, American journalist and gossip columnist

Husband posted that quote on his Facebook page the other day. Interesting, right? Makes you really think about the things that people put value on, and unfortunately, put first in their lives.

I love that Husband is on board with my Dave Ramsey obsessive new way of thinking. We’re six weeks into our Financial Peace University course and its truly changing the way we handle our money. Dave’s philosophies aren’t rocket science; in fact they’re extremely simple and straight forward. Cash rules. And, get this - don’t spend money you don’t have. Gasp! We’re such a debit driven society that the thought of actually saving money for something before you by it is almost unheard of. Oh, no we’ll just pay more for it afterwards, for the next 10-15 years.

While it’s hard to untangle the mess made from credit (some days running 18 miles seems easier) its definitely doable – and necessary. Just like training for a marathon you should set your goal, come up with a plan, realize it doesn’t happen overnight, then put one foot in front of the other and go for it. Yes, there’s a little sweat and sacrifice involved, but something tells me it’s truly sweet when you cross that finish line.

Winks & Smiles,

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Radical Selfie September 28, 2010 at 1:11 PM  

It is a thought-provoking quote, indeed, Lorraine! I remember when you and I had a brief conversation about this very topic during our chillfest at the Four Seasons, and it really does feel like such a tangled web at times. Dave Ramsey is brilliant in his gift of using simple techniques and taking the intimidation factor out of money management. I'm gonna check it out, because we could always use some of that in our lives! Thanks for sharing! Oh, and as for that statement about "running 18 miles seems easier", not feelin' ya on that one! Not even with my Usain Bolt lineage :)

Miz September 29, 2010 at 6:35 AM  


(oh, and Ive never even run 18 :))


Carlisa Lyndon March 1, 2012 at 9:26 AM  

That is very true: the journey towards financial freedom is very much like training for a marathon. In both instances, a clear goal and a sound plan are essential. Be optimistic: take things one day at a time and know that you are one step closer to becoming debt-free. :)

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