28 Aug Debt chain broken.
I cleaned out both our phones and our Nikon last week, organized all our photos on our computer (to someday be placed in a Blurb photo album), and found some long lost gems. Like these!
This past winter, James led FPU again at our church. In case we didn’t say it before, FPU changed the way we think about money, talk about money, spend/save money and basically our whole lives! One thing we love to do is meet individually with the couples outside of class, if they feel they’d benefit from an outside perspective, third party, or just need someone to hear their thoughts and say, “You’re on the right path!” Another thing we try to do within the class itself is celebrate with those who have something to celebrate. One week, one of our couples PAID OFF THEIR HOUSE. They told us in advance that the last payment was coming, so I made sure to make a cake and celebrate RIGHT. There is freedom in getting to choose where your money goes, not be dictated by all the payments you’re obligated to make. This is the beauty of living below your means. Our one loan is our mortgage, and one day approximately 13 years from now, we’ll be completely debt free. Think of what you could do if you could put your mortgage payment wherever you want. Where else could that money be used?? Your church, a neighbor in need, a local mission, funding the schooling for a child overseas, saving for an adoption?! In the words of Dave Ramsey, “FREEEEEEEDOOOOOOM!”