Tuesday, April 13, 2010

It's the Simple Things in Life.........

It's the Simple Things in Life, (you've heard this song, right?)....I LOVE this song--really puts things into perspective for me when I'm having one of THOSE kinds of days......(I have a point here, stay with me....)

The hubby and I recently took a class (AND GRADUATED) at our church, on financial peace. It was Dave Ramsey's "Financial Peace University" and it was by far, the BEST class I have ever taken regarding finance and money! I have several degrees in Business and Management from the BEST university in the country (hee-hee-hee) and I had never heard some of the concepts explained quite like Dave explained them.
If you ever get the opportunity to take this class, please do! You will love it!

Anyhow. Back to the story. See? I told you I had a point.

After the class, I really got to thinking about all the "stuff" I have and if I really need that "stuff" or if I could get rid of it in order to help us become debt free. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE nice things and pretty things and for my house to be decorated, but then I turn around and complain to myself when I have to dust every single knick-knack. It's a catch-22.

I've decided to move to the SIMPLE THINGS IN LIFE. I now have boxes full of yard sale stuff. Stuff I don't need! Clothes that are too small for the boys. Knick-knacks that I never liked anyway. Old magazines that are taking up space. T-ball bats that are too short for the boys. Baking dishes I've never used. You get the idea.

We are working so hard to become debt-free (don't worry, I still owe 26 years and a few months on my house, but who's counting? ha-ha-ha).........but we'll be debt-free much sooner if I get rid of some junk, pay off some things, and live life a little more simpler (is simpler a word?).

It's SIMPLE, really.



  1. Great post, Charon. Good for y'all! Let me know when that big yard sale is going to be ;)

  2. FPU is a great thing! Yes, on Sat morning Emily said," MOM, I hear birds singing!!!"

  3. Love the post! What a difference this will make..........

    Good luck with everything step by step!

  4. Good for you, girl! I think they started that class up at our church. I believe you, girl. A lot of times we don't need all the "stuff." Though, I say this as I'm very much contemplating buying me a pink zebra-striped dooney and bourke purse :)


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