We All Need Somebody to Lean On…

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Every once in a while, (OK, more like every day) I need my husband to set me strait.  It might be something I’ve said, or maybe it’s my attitude.  Whatever it is, I know that he will be there to “lean on” me a little bit.  Of course, he does this in a loving way.  Even if it seems harsh at the time, I know that he is doing it for my own good.  That, and he doesn’t want our kids to pick up on any of our bad habits. 

Being open and honest with each other is what makes a marriage strong.  So, we’ve taken that same truth and applied it to our financial struggles.  We “lean on” each other a lot when it comes to our finances.  Using Mint.com, we’re able to see when one of us goes over budget.  We will each get an e-mail warning us that we’ve spent too much in a particular category.  So, just knowing that my husband will see how much I’ve spent on groceries, keeps me from buying that extra box of cereal or that extra 1/2 gallon of ice cream.  And, he knows that he can’t just go out and buy the latest iPad or PS3 game without me noticing our shopping budget has been busted. 

However you slice it or dice it, we all need somebody to lean on us every once in a while.  Or, maybe even every day.

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Learn from the Experts in Personal Finance

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There is a wealth of information out there, but how do you sift through the good and the bad?  I’ve learned over the years that the experts are always the ones who have been through it and have come out the other side a success.  I’m not going to take financial advice from someone that is in debt and hasn’t come to that place of success, being debt free.  That’s why I won’t be giving out financial advice.  I will only be sharing my journey as my husband and I struggle out of debt and into the promised land.  I know this could take months, if not years.  There’s always a first step that needs to be taken, though.

Our first step came when we decided to start reading Dave Ramsey’s books.  I actually got two of his books from a second-hand store for $1.  They sat on our bookshelf for years before I finally cracked the first one, Financial Peace, open. We’re well on our way to financial peace with this gem.

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