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I'm so happy you dropped by here at my personal finance website. I try to write personal finance stories going through life with 2 girls. I aim to inspire, motivate, and educate while laughing along the way beating debt and building wealth.
Personal finance has been a passion of mine since my wife and I took Financial Peace University back in August 2011. You can read our entire story here. Since then, we've paid off all of our debt other than our home mortgage, totaling over $27,000 over 2 years. We've continued to work the FPU baby steps and now have a fully funded emergency fund as well as are actively investing.
This website aims to inspire you by sharing our net worth reports, motivate you by sharing different stories of people winning with money and educate you with informative personal finance articles that are easy to read and relate to with actionable content that you can put into place right away.
I hope that you will grab a cup of your favorite beverage, mine is coffee flavored with french vanilla creamer, and read and take action on the information that's being shared here! Hopefully, as you learn to get control of your finances as well, you will share your story to help motivate and inspire others as well. We are here to learn from one another and I can't wait to hear your input on any of our posts in the comments section of your favorite posts!
“What would I do if I were me?” Goal setting. We have a hate/love relationship with it. Some of us use New Year’s Day to make goals. What better time to make goals than the present? I love goals. They allow me to strive for something to make myself better. So, I just got done reading a post where Derek, the author was writing about asking himself what he would do in various situations and put out a challenge to set some goals in different areas of his life. I thought it was pretty cool, and thought I would put up […]
Contentment is key to money building. In fact, it’s the number one money principle that you can use to build wealth.
I saw this in one of my Facebook groups and thought I would share. The truth of this quote just struck me funny. How true, but sad that in today’s society, we can’t always see the shackles people are wearing, but they are still there, keeping people from their dreams and tying them to a job they don’t like among other things! Which way are you working? Towards more debt or towards freedom? I would challenge you to develop a plan to work off and free yourself from this bondage that we call debt! Some interesting debt facts to consider: Credit Card […]
3 months of updates here. We have grown quite a bit over the last 3 months with stocks rallying and our cash reserves building. See how it went down in this update!
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