Financial Peace

January 28, 2012

in the generous life

Thanks for all the anniversary wishes, ladies.  :)   If was so nice to open my e-mail and check pending comments to see the many messages of encouragement and well wishing.

Paul and I spent this last week away for a bit of a vacation (why we were in Seattle) and spent our anniversary getting back to real life, including the start of Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University.

You are likely to hear bits and pieces about it from me over the next few weeks.  Spending differences and financial miscommunications and misunderstandings are some of the more common “fight starters.”  I figure it’s just smart to get ahead of the discord and hit the financial issues head on.  Learn and practice, keep learning and practicing, and then practice some more.

I personally like Dave Ramsey’s material, but there are a number of good financial tools out there (please feel free to add your favorites as a comment to this post). If you can’t get to a Financial Peace University, you can read a book (aff link) or ask a financially gifted friend to help you create a budget and act as an accountability partner.  The important thing is to actually do something about creating a financial plan.  You can fine tune it as you go along.

It’s good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy.   George Horace Lorimer

Image credit © Daniel Wiedemann | Dreamstime.com

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Fawn (of Happy Wives Club) has a nice post about Marriage & Money.

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Valentine Mailboxes ~ a sweet Valentine idea from Just One Mom Trying.

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Be generous!  Lori <><
17 days until Valentine’s Day

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Tracy Culley January 28, 2012 at 6:19 am

Our church here in Columbia, MO is launching Momentum this next week. It is a church-wide Financial Peace University. Each of our midweek settings with several added will be doing FPU. I took it last semester and shared with my hubby. We had been doing several of Dave’s things(cash envelopes and budgeting) but had lost our intensity toward the debt snowball!
It is such great material!
Belated Happy Anniversary! We celebrated our 20th with a trip to PEI last summer.
Tracy

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Tracy Culley January 28, 2012 at 6:20 am

Oh, I forgot to say that we have over 900 people pre-registered!!!

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The Generous Wife January 28, 2012 at 1:17 pm

WOW! That’s great. I just love the idea of families, communities, churches, etc. becoming financially healthy. What you can do from that level of stability is just incredible.

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