Archive for August 2012

IHHE RANT: Don’t Do As I Do! Do As I Say!

For the next few days, I’m going to be sharing a few of my IHHE (I Have Had Enough) Rants.

IHHE Rant: Don’t Do As I Do! Do As I Say!

Everyone has met that one person who tells everyone how they should do something or how they should live their lives, but then that same individual goes out and ignores all of their own teaching!

It’s the PE Teacher who is completely out of shape.  It’s the messy parent telling their kid to clean their room.  It’s the person who tells their family to stop their crazy spending even when they themselves are so broke that when they go to Kentucky Fried Chicken, they have to lick other people’s fingers!

It’s the proverbial hypocrite.  Of course, we all have been a hypocrite at one point in time of our life or another, but I’m talking about consistently making the statement, “Don’t do as I do.  Do as I say!”

  • Americans You want the country to have a balanced budget?  You want the National Debt to stop rising?   IT STARTS BY LIVING IT IN YOUR OWN LIFE!
  • Parents You want your children to prosper in life and manage their money well?   IT STARTS BY LIVING THE PRINCIPLES IN YOUR OWN LIFE!
  • Business Owners You want your business to prosper?   You want your employees to manage the business money well?   IT STARTS BY DOING THE SAME IN YOUR OWN LIFE!

I know I have more than enough times in my life where I have not lived out everything I say I value, but man I am SO GRATEFUL that my bride and I got on the same page financially and took the necessary (and tough) steps to achieve financial freedom.

And here’s the GREAT NEWS – You CAN do it too!   That’s why I’ve written all of the books and studies.   It’s why I’ve written like crazy on this website for the past five years.   It’s why we travel and teach over 50,000 people each year.   However we can help you, we want to do it!

How about making this the time that you say, “Do as I do. Because doing so set me free!

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IHHE RANT: What Difference Does It Make Now?

For the next few days, I’m going to be sharing a few of my IHHE (I Have Had Enough) Rants.

IHHE Rant: What Difference Does It Make Now?

I routinely meet people who are so broke that they cannot see the forest because of the trees.

They can sit through an entire two-hour Financial Learning Experience where I teach the power of having a written plan for life and a written plan for their money. I have taught the enormous power of attacking debt with the Debt Freedom Date Calculation and using the debt snowball to eliminate it.

After all of this teaching, I still encounter people who say, “This can never work for me.   I’m beyond help.   What difference does it make now?”   Then they offer their reason (excuse) for why they can’t win with their money:

  • “I’m too old.”
  • “I’m too deep in debt.”
  • “I have no income.”
  • “I have too little income.”
  • “My spouse won’t participate.”
  • “I am stupid with money.”
  • “My parents didn’t teach me about money.”
  • “There’s no hope for me.”

Are you kidding me?   “What difference does it make now?”   Let me count some ways …

  • You’ll prove to yourself that you COULD do this!
  • You won’t have to eat Alpo during retirement!
  • You can help your children go to college and graduate debt-free!
  • You can use your past mistakes (and successes) to teach your children and grandchildren how to win with their money!
  • You won’t have to say, “Hi.   Welcome to Wal-Mart.” when you are 83 years young (unless you CHOOSE to)
  • You will develop a positive outlook on life – which leads to a longer, better, and more productive life
  • You will be able to leave an inheritance for your children and causes you really care about
  • You can position others to win with their money by leading the way!
  • Your ACTIONS will speak and teach way louder than any words you ever use.

What you do starting TODAY can make a major difference tomorrow!

QUESTION: What is ONE THING you can do today to make a difference tomorrow?

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Sangl Home Pay-Off Spectacular – August 2012

Every month there will be an update of Joe & Jenn’s Home Pay-Off Spectacular!

Here’s this month’s update!

Total Squares:  2,426

Paid-For Squares:  1191   1211

Squares Remaining:  1235   1215

% of House Owned By The Sangl’s:  49.1% 49.9%

% of House Owned By Wells Fargo:  50.9%  50.1%

Here is the updated Sangl Home Pay-Off Spectacular (click to view large size)

Another 20 squares! We did not quite make it to owning half of our house this month – we ended up just two squares short. Next month, we will finally own over half of the house, and that pumps us up!

It took us many years to get to the point that we could really tackle our mortgage, and it is so exciting to see all of that EFFORT and FOCUS and DETERMINATION literally “pay off” as we pay off our house!

YOU can do it too! I challenge you to start your own home pay-off spectacular using our free tool here => Pay Off Spectacular – House.

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