Success stories

Sarah’s Spending Fast

Happy Monday! Another episode of the Monday Money Tip Podcast is LIVE! It’s a special edition of the Podcast. On today’s episode, we’re sharing Sarah’s story. Sarah went on a spending fast for an entire year. Join us as we share how it changed her and what she learned. In our Current Money Events segment, we’re talking about Christmas spending since we’re only 9 days away from Christmas. Our success story today comes from Nathan, who just wrapped up another I Was Broke. Now I’m Not. Small Group Study at Countryside Church.
 

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About the Episode: 

  • Today, we’re answering: “I read an article on your website about a person who went on a spending fast. I thought it was fascinating! Can you talk more about this in an upcoming podcast episode?” 
  • In our Current Money Events segment, we’re talking about Christmas spending since we’re only 9 days away from Christmas.
  • Hear a success story from Nathan, who just wrapped up another small group study at Countryside Church. 

Resources:
20/20 Money: Gaining Clarity For Your Financial Future 
Next Steps – 0% Balance Transfer Credit Cards
MMT Podcast – Episode 63: 0% Balance Transfer Credit Cards
Blog Post – Sarah’s Spending Fast
Sarah’s Spending Fast 2.0
Latte Factor – David Bach

Quote of the Day: “No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank

Top Selling Book

I was STUNNED recently as I spoke with the printer of my books when they informed me that my book, I Was Broke. Now I’m Not. is well on its way to being the #1 selling book that they have printed!   In fact, based on the quantity of books being purchased, we should move into 1st-place by the end of this year!

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Can I just say how utterly overwhelmed I am about this?!?!

This crusade started out as a dream and a passion to help people accomplish far more than they ever thought possible with their finances. AND THE DREAM HAS BECOME REALITY!

To celebrate this news, to help speed up the arrival of this book into the 1st-place position, AND to help MORE PEOPLE GET FREE with their finances, we are providing a special offer to everyone who is a part of this crusade.

SPECIAL OFFER (good thru this Friday, 3/18/2011):   20% off purchase of 10 or more copies of I Was Broke. Now I’m Not. – with FREE SHIPPING!

Just use the PROMO CODE: “CELEBRATE” during checkout when you order HERE.

Buy them to give to your friends, family, and co-workers.   Buy them for your church’s bookstore.   Buy them to help your renters pay their rent on time.   Buy them for graduation gifts.

Check out all of the resources we offer HERE.

Success Story: Freed up $425/month by selling car

Rebekah sent me a link to her blog post recently where she shared her family’s story – and their decision to sell their car.

You should take the three minutes necessary to read THEIR STORY.

Read it?   OK, here are my thoughts …

  • It took awhile to have their IHHE Moment (I Have Had Enough Moment)
  • Once they had their IHHE Moment, they persevered long enough to take their next step
  • They determined their next step – and then they took the next step (I see SO many people who KNOW what they should do, but for whatever reason, they are unable to make it happen.)

Way to go Rebekah and Chad!   We are all cheering you on as you take your next steps toward financial freedom!

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Success Story: Jeep Paid Off!

I received the below note via Twitter from a person who is on staff at a church where we taught the Financial Learning Experience.   With their permission, I am sharing it below:

As of this week [wife’s name] & I now officially own our jeep! ( @jsangl @IWasBroke ) – and he shared the below picture.

JeepPay-OffSpectacular

My thoughts …

YES!   That is exactly what this crusade is ALL about!   Helping others get ahead financially so that they can use their financial resources to fund the things that are most important and fulfilling – like giving money away, saving for the future, and enjoying some fine things in life!   Oh, and the reduction/elimination of financial stress is really nice too!

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Success Story: Paid off $55,000 in 2.5 years!

I received the below note from a person who is on staff at a church where we taught the Financial Learning Experience.

Hey it’s [name protected] from [name protected] Church. Last time we talked I had sold my vehicles and budgeted to where we had paid off about $40K. I asked your opinion on stock, sold it like you suggested and we are now DEBT FREE and have our emergency fund complete. We were blessed to pay off a total of $55K and finish the emergency fund in 2 1/2 years.

Now, I really need to open a roth IRA because I want to begin retirement, but I need some wisdom as to where. Do you have any suggestions? I want to make sure it’s a reliable place with the best return possible. Definitely wanted your opinion before making any moves. Thank you so much for all your help along the way.

We receive these types of stories regularly, and I haven’t shared them enough!   In 2.5 years, this person was able to take control of their “average” financial situation and turn it into a “great” financial situation.   Now they are prepared to fund their Roth IRA.   Reminds me of Proverbs 21:5 – “The plans of the diligent lead to profit; as surely as haste leads to poverty.”

Way to be diligent!!!   It is leading to profit!

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