Monday, August 6, 2007

Various Thoughts and Information

Did you see that link on Drudge this weekend about that Arkansas woman who just gave birth to her 17th child?! Goodness. I'm not gonna say whether or not she's crazy, right, wrong or otherwise. You can check out their website if you'd like to take a look. One fact I did notice about them is that they are debt-free. Debt-free including their 7000 sq ft house. I thought that was pretty cool.

Hopefully no one is terribly uncomfortable with me talking numbers. I'm only sharing the ones I'm comfortable with so it's my prerogative right?
Ok, that said, I have the July Mega Car Payment numbers. I am happy to report that we were able to sock $1703 to the car this month. **jumping up and down and dancin' around like a crazy person** The glory is God's- that is for certain.

In our journey to becoming debt-free, I have come across a few ignorant naysayers. I don't call them ignorant to be mean, but in the true sense of the word- they are ignorant of the principles that I am applying in my financial plan.
Anyway, one naysayer in particular is convinced that Dave Ramsey is getting rich off of "suckers" like me. I mean, what a conman Dave is; helping tens of thousands of families find the road to financial peace and selling those rip-off books of his!
So, I figured this naysayer must have a superior financial plan, and thus have plenty of money to spare. So I went ahead and proposed today that this person purchase lunch for our entire team. And would you believe- the naysayer declared he was BROKE! Just three days after payday. Must've gotten mugged over the weekend is all I can figure.

I'll take my tongue from my cheek now.

I've turned my car into an Automobile University, by listening to non-fiction audio books. Currently in the player is The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley. I'm learning that the truly wealthy lead lives different than one would expect. Some may even call their way of life boring. All I can say is that it seems consumption is not the way to build wealth. Quite an interesting book- I'd recommend you pick it up at your library if you are interested in the subject.

Enjoy your evening.