Things That Humble Me.

Jenn and I were coming back from teaching the Financial Learning Experience recently, and I looked in the back seat and saw this. 


Yes.  That is my daughter reading a copy of my book.  Very humbling.

Flash forward a few nights.  I go upstairs and see my daughter lying in bed reading the book some more.  Here is the conversation.

Me  You reading the book again?

Her  Yeah.  I think it is so funny how you had so much debt and Mom did not.

Me  You think that is funny?

Her  Yes!  You caused all of the debt problems.

Me  Yes I did.  But I stopped spending money, and we became debt-free.

Her  Yeah, but you still caused all of the debt problems.  That's funny!

It was so humbling, but I am so FIRED UP that I was able to say the "we became debt-free" part!

Yes, honey, Dad messed up with money, but I woke up one day, shouted "I HAVE HAD ENOUGH!", and we marched out of debt and into financial freedom.

Melea, that is why Dad is on a crusade.  I am on a crusade to help as many people as I can get out of their financial mess and achieve financial freedom.


  1. Christie Ellison on May 21, 2008 at 7:58 am

    That is Awesome that you shared that moment with her!! Children are just such amazing gifts from God.

  2. Moneymonk on May 21, 2008 at 8:29 am

    way to go Joe, start her early, so she will not make the same mistakes you did

    Change that family tree!!!!!!!!!

  3. Jon Smock on May 21, 2008 at 8:32 am

    Wow, that is incredible. *high-five*

  4. Travis on May 21, 2008 at 10:40 am

    Joe…. Shouldn’t you be looking forward? lol
    Maybe Jenn took the photo.

    You two are doing a good job, keep it up!

  5. John X on May 21, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    Hilarious! Sounds like she is more like her Momma!

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