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Money Makeover

I'm having alot of enlightening fun reading Dave Ramsey's The Total Money Makeover book.

I've been reading the hardcover book at home and listening to the audiobook in my car. I also listen to the podcast and youtube channel whenever I can. Dave is a Christian financial guru and business man who is anointed in the those areas. Amazingly anointed. His money philosophy has taught me so much about the mistakes I've made. One of his regular quotes goes something like this: 'we ought to live like no one else, so we can live like no one else.' That means if we sacrifice now we will enjoy the fruits of our labor later. Nothing too complicated at all, right? 

Yet, how many of us are willing to do that? We have to do the things in his book if we are to get to the point where we can help others -- Step 7 of Dave's Baby Steps. Step 7 is the final step within Dave's Baby Steps framework. The Baby Steps are designed to help people get out of debt and stress and into a life of saving and giving' (Dave Ramsey). Thus, Steps 1-7 are crucial to us being able to do what the Lord God wants us to do -- work hard and remain faithful to getting to the vision He has for our lives. It's about freedom -- financial freedom.

A quick scripture that comes to mind regarding how being financially free in a long term endeavor and not an over night one, is Ecclesiastes 9:11which speaks to the win given to those who endure step by step and by making wise decisions, not to the dumbest and the fastest. In other words, financial freedom is a smart marathon, not a stupid sprint. I finally understand that.

The Total Money Makeover changes lives. Check it out when you get a minute. I'll be writing more about it. 
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