It seems my post on eliminating expenses out of my life has generated some really strong feedback.
I have gotten comments on the blog, e-mails sent directly to me, and pretty strong feedback from individuals I see weekly.
I have gotten statements like …
- Joe, you have to live a little!
- Way to go!
- Why are you doing this?
- You should also considering cutting …
- This seems extreme
- You should invest all of this extra money instead of paying down the mortgage.
- You're crazy!
Why is it that all of the people who are suggesting that I am a little off of my rocker for doing this all have house payments?
Folks, I am not doing this to be normal. If I wanted to be normal, I would still have car payments, student loan payments, credit card payments, furniture payments, and dog payments. That is what normal is in America – I've lived that way (except for the financed puppy), and TRUST ME I like the debt free life better!
I CHOOSE to NOT be normal!!! As I like to say when teaching my class – you can call me crazy, weird, a nerd, or anything else – just don't call me broke anymore!
Who's with me?