Financial Learning Experience!

Last night was simply amazing!!!  I had the opportunity to teach the tools that Jenn and I used to obtain financial freedom to over 350 people!  It was awesome!

I was able to swim in credit cards last night.  If anyone has a picture of that, I want it!  It was totally unplanned, but it just felt right.

I was able to show people how to calculate their debt freedom date.  You can do it as well!  I have loaded the Debt Freedom Calculator under "Tools".

I was also able to show people how to spend all of their money on paper before the month actually begins.  There is POWER in putting this plan TOGETHER BEFORE the month ever begins.  You can obtain a blank budget and start doing this for your family as well.  Just click on "Tools" above.

We took the time to write out the reasons we want to be financially successful and write down goals that we want to achieve.  For many people in the room, it was the first time that our dreams were written down on paper!  For many people, it was the first time in years that they have been able to even dream!

We calculated how much money we will need in our retirement funds to be able to retire, and once again we observed the power of compound interest.  It IS the 8th wonder of the world!  $100/month for 40 years @ 12% annual growth is $1,176,477.  The money invested is $48,000, but the value is $1,176,477.  WOW!

At the end of the Financial Learning Experience, everyone completed a survey.  I wanted to share some comments that were made because they have rocked my world and are THE REASON I do what I do.

What are you going to do as a result of what you learned tonight?

  • Do a budget plan with my husband for the 1st time in 32 years.  (WOW!) 
  • Work on our finances together
  • Change our lives
  • Start tonight 
  • Plan a financial goal tonight
  • Calculate my debt freedom date
  • Start investing
  • Share with my wife
  • Work with my husband on our finances
  • Make a budget
  • Share the information with husband and children (wow!)
  • Sign up for the 5 week class
  • Stop adding new debt

To those who attended the FLE tonight, THANK YOU!  I am so PROUD of the HUGE step you made tonight to learn more on how to improve your finances.  This was a HUGE step.  Do you know that over 690 people signed up for the FLE, but only 350 showed up.  Why?  Because it is TOUGH to face the dragons!  This is emotional.

Never stop pursuing education about this!  Don't give up after one month of budgeting.  The 1st month is the toughest.  You CAN do it.



  1. Jennifer Tomey on December 5, 2006 at 12:22 pm

    yes last night was amazing and I learned alot….Wish I had that 100 a month 20 years ago!!!!! I did call my daughter who is in college and told her starting this month she needed to save 100.00 a month. Sounds like a great christmas gift. I think I will use one of the bible verses you gave us to reference the gift. Mark and I look forward to starting our 5 week class with you. Keep jumping up and down I have no doubt it will catch on. thanks again for your wonderful gift.

    Jennifer Tomey

  2. Lisa on December 5, 2006 at 3:48 pm

    My husband and I came to your FLE seminar last night.
    It was the whole idea of $100 monthly, to accumulate mucho dinero in the future, that caught our eye….

    We are going to be going over our finances tonight to put into the budget worksheets you gave us…PRAY for us during this next step , that we don’t get discouraged, cause, it’s pretty badddd…

    Thanks again for your encouragement , as well as the info. you gave us to start on…
    The rest is up to us….

  3. Clint on December 6, 2006 at 11:23 am


    Although I did not attend your seminar last night as I am located in Goodyear, AZ, I feel as though I did after listening to your sermon online from two Sundays ago. It truly convicted me. My wife and I are committed to being debt for the first time in our marriage. The road ahead looks long but with the grace and mercy of God we will arrive at the end of it free from this slave master called debt. Thank you again for your crusade.


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