Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Road Trip!

I’d like to invite you all on a journey.  It won’t always be fun, but the destination will be so worth it. We might have to shed a few tears together, undoubtedly climb some major mountains, but hopefully we’ll be able to laugh together and definitely grow together too.

The journey is this: get rid of debt!  My companion and I committed to this Monday night at our Financial Peace University class, and I’d like to invite anyone who wants to come alongside us with your own struggles or stories. 

First, let me boost your confidence a little.  See, people don't believe us when I tell them we have a ton of debt.  Allow me to blow your mind a little: in this wonderful marriage, there is one car, one cat, one little apartment, a lot of love, and over $100,000 in debt.  Yes, you read that correctly.  Feel better now?

Now everyone keeps telling us that the plus side is that this debt is good debt because it funded our education and doesn’t count against our credit as long as we keep up payments.  But these people are dumb.  There is no positive side to debt, and though I don’t regret going to college to acquire it, I certainly do not plan on making friends with it.

We don’t make a lot of money, but we WILL get out of this!  I’ll keep you all updated on our progress, and if you have any tips or stories to share along the way, please do!  Our only tip at the moment is that we are refusing to live the way the rest of the world tells us, starting now!  We won’t buy anything (including a car shocker shocker!!) unless we have the money for it.  Thanks for joining us!


  1. I can't say I have any life changing money tips at this current moment, but I would like to say...I'm coming along for the ride!

  2. YAY! We can help each other... I need all the help I can get!

  3. I am along side of you!! This is awesome!

  4. Thank you! It will certainly be interesting!