Archive for September 2007

UPDATE: The Snake Who Ate Christmas

The fabulous sketch art of "The Snake Who Ate Christmas" is only available for bidding on Ebay through Tuesday night, September 25.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to own a "one-of-a-kind-PRAISE GOD!" art piece.  You can place your bid HERE.

FUNNY!!!!

There have been some GREAT questions asked via Ebay about the snake.  Some of these questions include:

Question:  Can you get this sprinkled with holy water?

Answer:  I can certainly sprinkle it with water if the user requests it, but holy water is not included.

Question:

  1. Will this paper have the same effect on the winner's financial health as say a prayer handkerchief would have on the physical health of a sick person?
  2. Can I use a credit card to purchase this piece of healing art?

Answer:

  1. Absolutely not. But it may cause one to laugh hysterically or smile without ceasing.
  2. Use whatever form of payment you have available – as long as it was included in the EZ Budget!!!

Question:  If that is an antelope as your website says, why does it have a beak and chicken feet?

Answer:  It is a rare variety of three-toed antelope found only in debt-free areas of Congo.

 

If you missed the story about the inspiration behind "The Snake Who Ate Christmas", you can read that HERE.

Again, all proceeds benefit NewSpring's GameTime.

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Dave Ramsey Quotes

Dave Ramsey is an official www.JosephSangl.com Financial Hero.

Dave just signed on to a primetime show on the new TV channel – Fox Business Network, and I am pumped up for Dave and his team.  I had the chance to visit with Dave at his Brentwood studios in August, and he mentioned that this deal was on the way.

Congratulations, Dave and team!  This is yet another result of staying the course, not being denied, and facing up to the challenges all along the way!  You guys ROCK! 

So with Dave's announcement, I thought I would list some of my favorite "Dave-isms"

  • "I like the way I've built wealth better than the way you haven't."
  • "Live like no one else so later you can live like no one else!"
  • "Here is how you spell 'paying too much' => M-A-L-L"
  • "I'm debt-free!"
  • "Listen to someone who has won with money.  Not your broke brother-in-law."
  • "Sell the car.  Just sell the car.  Get rid of the car."
  • "Amputate your debt.  Sell so much stuff that the kids are afraid they're next!"
  • "I've been broke, and I've been rich.  I prefer rich."

Way to go, Dave!

By the way, one of the biggest dreams of mine is to teach at a personal finance conference with Dave!  I am using the most powerful tool on earth to make it happen – PRAYER!

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Another story of life-change was released on the podcast today!  Have you listened to the Podcast from Joe?  To subscribe to the podcast using iTunes, click HERE.  If you do not have iTunes, you can download an mp3 by clicking HERE.

I like this link (and I love the cartoon!)

A great personal finance blogger at MyTwoDollars has written a great response to the question: "Do You Spend Money On Anything?" HERE.

Check out the cartoon!!!  I've seen people like that!!!  I think I WAS that person once!

FUNNY!

Way to go MyTwoDollars!

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Help! I’m Lost!

Yesterday, I was on the way to attend a funeral in an area of SC that I have never been to.

I obtained directions from Yahoo! and jumped in the car for an estimated (by Yahoo!) 33 minute drive.

After 2 hours and 15 minutes, I arrived back home – HAVING NEVER ARRIVED AT THE FUNERAL!!!

I have not experienced frustration like this in a long time.  It is humiliating, frustrating, and maddening all at the same time.

Now that I have time to review the situation, I now realize some of my key mistakes.

  1. I used a Yahoo! map
  2. I failed to follow the directions provided by the Yahoo! map
  3. I asked directions at a gas station and ended up entering a State Forest in the Appalachian Mountains!
  4. I wore a suit and tie – I think the tie cut off blood flow to my brain
  5. I went with my "feelings" and ended up never showing up at the appointed destination

What I should have done was sit down, review the map BEFORE I left for my destination to ensure that I clearly understood where I was headed.

Humiliating.

Kind of what it felt like when I first started making my money behave.  I felt like I had been running around in circles and without accomplishing anything.  I was humiliated.

For anyone who is out there that is just starting to make your money behave – make sure you put together a good plan.  Think it through.  It will help ensure that you arrive at the ultimate destination of financial freedom!

By the way, there are some excellent free financial tools located HERE to help you get started!

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Another story of life-change was released on the podcast today!  Have you listened to the Podcast from Joe?  To subscribe to the podcast using iTunes, click HERE.  If you do not have iTunes, you can download an mp3 by clicking HERE.