I can’t even tell you how many conversations I have had with friends about how overwhelming finances can be! Falling behind on bills, maxing out credit cards, having emergencies come up with no money to pay for them.
It breaks my heart to hear all of the stories. Watching the people I love and care about struggle to make ends meet makes me so sad for them. When people share with me that they wish they could stay home with their kids but they can’t afford it, or they say they will never get out of debt because it is just too much, it literally breaks my heart! I felt the exact same way just four years ago!!
I well remember the frustrations of trying to stretch every dollar to no avail. It felt like no matter how hard we tried, we could never pay off our debt and get out of the hole we had dug ourselves into.
After some pretty tight years, my husband and I decided enough was enough. It was time to figure things out once and for all. We started a journey to pay off our debt, build savings, have more so we can give more, and live in peace knowing we have enough to cover bills and still be in a position to help others.
Now that we are on the other side of that mountain, I hope everyone can experience the overwhelming sense of peace we have! There is something so freeing in knowing that our bills have been taken care of and we are being wise stewards of our money. (You can read more about our story here.)
Maybe you are drowning in debt and need help knowing where to start with paying it off. Maybe you are trying to figure out a way that you can work part-time so you can be home more with your family. Maybe you are nearing retirement and want to learn more about investing and saving for the future.
So many people ask me tips on budgeting, how did we start our journey, what were the steps we took to get there. Wherever you are (or want to be!) in your own financial journey, I have FREE printables that will be the springboard to help you get there!!
These printables will help you track your payments, set long-term and short-term goals, and track the progress you make each month. The most important thing you will learn in this journey is putting purpose behind your money, and controlling your finances instead of letting them control you.
Too many times our decisions are made based on our finances. It’s time to turn that mindset around. It’s time to get control of our money so we can make our own decisions instead of being limited in our choices because of our lack of money.
I hope these are tools that you use and reference again and again. And I pray the lessons you learn stay with you years down the road. If you are interested in these FREE financial printables, enter your email in the box below and your own copy will be sent straight to your inbox. Please, please, please reach out with any questions you may have!
This is obviously an issue that is near and dear to my heart, and I am just SO passionate about inspiring others in their finances. And let me tell you, there is a lot more to come. Now that we have paid off all of our debt except for our mortgage, I will be learning more about savings, how much to save, retirement accounts, college funds, etc. And I plan to write as I learn to help those of you who are learning some of the same things.
What about you? Where are you in your financial journey? What is your end goal with your money? What are some questions you have that I can help you with as you pay off your own debt? Take a minute, share your thoughts, and let’s grow TOGETHER! You never know who your comment will inspire!!