November 15, 2011

thank you dave ramsey and thrifty decor chick

can i say it out loud?
is this really happening?
has the day really come?

this is me,
hardly believing it

we

are

debt

free!!!!!

this is huge, peeps.

have imagined this day
have dreamed about it
have admired it in others living it

and lo and behold
it has happened.

let me back it up
i read this post
over at thrifty decor chick 
 way back in february of this year.

was so happy for her.
jealous of her, in fact.
wanted that to be me.
that was all it took.

after that day,
kept a notebook.
plotted.
planned.
and stuck to the path.

had some setbacks,
but never wavered in my goal.


reality set in?

not sure it has

probably will sink in next pay period when
i go to chunk down mr and ms credit card
and realize they are not begging for all my money anymore
and they have gone away.
far away.

for now.
i want to breath in this moment.
enjoy the freedom associated with it.
let it fill me 

aah

feels good

peeps,
i know how passionate money can be.
we all have our stories associated with it,
our hot buttons,
our preconceived ideas about it
oh  and let's not forget those in denial about it.
wherever you are on the spectrum

debt free living is:

pure
authentic
honest
noble
forthright
challenging
responsible
and 
living right by God

i want to stay right here for a while

so 
thank you,
dave ramsey

thank you,
thrifty decor chick

you did this to me

i am forever grateful.

please tell me your story.
where are you in this process?
does this ignite the same passion in you
as it does in me?

would love to swap stories,
be your cheerleader,
listen 
empathize.

we are all in this together.


“You must gain control over your money 
or the lack of it will forever control you.”
-dave ramsey


17 comments:

  1. Yay! I'm so happy for you!! I can't imagine how good it feels to not have any debt. You are so good with a dollar, it doesn't surprise me that you accomplished this.

    ~Heather

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  2. Hey congratulations Wendy! What an accomplishment. I'm sure it feels great to get that albatross off your back. Do you read Michelle Singletary from the Washington Post? I recommend her money columns, she is ALL about exactly what you have described and I think you might enjoy her. Congratulations again!

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  3. Wow Wendy - very inspiring! I feel far from debt free at this point but very happy to hear that it is do-able! I like the quote from Dave Ramsey because it is so true - no?
    Have a great day!

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  4. Wendy this is awesome! Just think about all the great things you are free to do now. Being free of debt will open a door of generosity!

    Laura

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  5. CONGRATS to you and your family!!!!!! It will take awhile for it to sink in...it's crazy after making those payments for so long!! :) Awesome news.

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  6. We've been debt-free since we married (with the exception of two cars during our marriage that we didn't have 100% of the cash to pay for.) I must say that it is the only way to go! 5-7 years till we pay off our house. Can't wait!

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  7. Way to go Wendy, can I borrow some money? Just kidding, that's awesome!

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  8. Hi Wendy,

    So do you not use credit cards or is being debt free mean you pay it off each month?

    Chat soon,
    Lisa

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  9. Congratulations, Wendy! You did it! Welcome to "the other side!" Hopefully others are inspired by reading your blog :D Take care!

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  10. Oh, Wendy, congratulations, it's really inspiring.
    I guess I can get debt-free, too, soon.
    Happy for you.
    Hugs
    Tereza

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