Gratitude!

I love seeing people become financially-free.  I love it.

Gone is the stress of paycheck-to-paycheck living.  Boundless opportunities that have always been present are now able to be seriously considered.

Let me share a little of my fuel of "WHY" I am so FIRED UP!

Because Jenn and I made the decision in December 2002 to become debt-free, we became debt-free in just fourteen months!  Just forty-three months later, I was able to fire myself from Corporate America and start up this crusade to help people accomplish far more than they ever thought possible with their personal finances.

I have been at this crusade full-time since September 24, 2006, and I can not believe what has happened!

  • My first book has been completed and published.  So many copies of this book have sold that I have been able to recover the printing costs and prepare for a 2nd round of printing!  Unbelievable!
  • I have been able to provide FREE one-on-one financial counseling for over six hundred people.  If you live in (or will be traveling to) the Anderson, SC area, you too can receive free one-on-one financial counseling.  A meeting time needs to be scheduled, but you can sign up for this free counseling by clicking HERE.  How is this financial counseling able to be offered for free to anyone who asks?  Because the members of NewSpring Church give and because of awesome volunteers!
  • From my book were born two classes – the Financial Learning Experience (two-hour abridged version of FFE) and the Financial Freedom Experience (six hours – entire class).  I have had the opportunity to teach these classes 23 times at 14 different places!  There are already 5 more of these classes on the schedule between now and May 4th!  Literally thousands of people have been through these classes and THAT FIRES ME UP!  If you are interested in bringing one of these classes to your organization, contact me HERE.
  • I get to write a weekly newspaper column in the local newspaper, the Anderson Independent-Mail.  It is on the front page of the Business section of the Sunday paper.  Unreal.
  • I have been able to meet and interview my hero, Dave Ramsey.  He had to put up with me for THREE HOURS.  Jenn and I got to sit in with him for the entire radio show.  It was awesome!  Dave Ramsey – you are my hero!
  • A weekly "I Was Broke. Now I'm Not." podcast was started.  New episodes are released on Thursdays.  Click HERE to learn more.

To God be the glory!  I can't BELIEVE that I get to do this for a living!

Why do I share this?  Because I want YOU to know what can happen when you become financially-free!  If Jenn and I would have continued to manage our money poorly, I would still be STUCK in Corporate America and be miserable!  Have the last eighteen months been easy?  NO!  Has it been fun?  AB-SO-LUTE-LY!

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One Response to “Gratitude!”

  1. Fred Neyhard April 25, 2008 at 5:37 am #

    Joe: Keep doing what you’re are doing. You are changing lives for the better and setting so many “free”. I’m just learning this lesson from people like yourself. Never knew I was mismanaging GOD’s money (after all I earned it didn’t I?). It is a simple principle yet hard for many to achieve… Spend only what your earn. Credit cards are useful if used wisely but they also can ruin you in a minute. Maybe we should not have invented them. What ever happen to the stores using the good old fashion layaway plans? I listen to you talk on NewSpring’s podcasts. You are on FIRE. Thanks

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