Pursuing Financial Peace

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I’m on a special journey. One that promises to see me debt free in less than three years. I’m really focused on getting out of debt because debt is blocking my path to wealth, joyful service, and my dream of traveling the world. I also want a cottage by the sea where I can plant a garden.

I don’t want to worry about bills. I don’t want to do work that suck the life out of me. I want to live my highest self. How can I do that when I’m watching my money walk out the door daily…never to return? How can I be my highest self…playing the piano…learning French…when all these hands are in my pockets…my wallet….my bank account? Is the 0.01% I get on my savings account really interest or is it a slap in the face? Does paying 24% interest on a latte or a pair of shoes really make sense? Another slap in the face but this time it’s my hand that’s slapping me. Geez! Debt is really dumb.

So with the help of Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) I’m getting a total money makeover. Why do I need to pursue financial peace? Because the borrower is slave to the lender and who wants to be a slave? Where’s the fun in that?

You can say what you want about Dave Ramsey and his plan. But if there’s a better plan for middle class families, stuck in the quicksand of debt to become debt free and get on a path to financial freedom, I’ll certainly try it but I don’t think such a plan exists.

So on January 11, 2018 I’ll be leading a 9 week FPU class in Brooklyn. If you are able to why not join me on my journey. Maybe you too can find your way through the dark tunnel of debt into the light of financial peace.

It’s time.

Are You Average?

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I wanted to share this flyer as we head into the busiest shopping season. I know. We don’t want to think about this now. Maybe it’s way better to buy now and fret later. But why?  Not preaching. Just sharing, as right now financially, I’m pretty average.  

Join me on my journey to financial freedom, if you wish. https://www.fpucentral.com/classes/1052256/registration

What about Christians who say you shouldn’t go to church?

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The Isaiah 53:5 Project

*I have been short on time this weekend so, in order to put something up on the blog, I am going to add a question the members of my my Bible study group were recently asked to think about to something I wrote a while back.

Here is the question:

If your commitment to the church is an indication of your faith in Christ, what does it say about you?

And below are my thoughts for Christians (and there are a lot of them these days) who either have a weak or non-existent commitment to a local church or who don’t think church is something worth concerning themselves with at all.

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According to the Bible, believers should go to church regularly so that they can:

  • Hear God’s Word taught faithfully
  • Pray together
  • Be accountable to one another
  • Encourage one another
  • Use God-given spiritual gifts for the benefit of fellow…

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Believe in your own Ability

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theempathyqueen_sensitivity and empathy

As it has been said, if it was easy, everyone would do it.

It is not an easy journey feeling and seeing so much.  We carry a lot of others’ pain with us, yet, when there is a crisis or a need, we are the best equipped and most willing to help someone else.

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Ocean Crush

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Your hue reflect the blue of the majestic curtain of the firmament above,
Mirroring your excitement, playing tickles with your cool depths of lively prism

Peace overwhelm me as I stare into the chasm of your soul
My feet push back at your gentle lapping, playfully at my toes like Fido,
tongue wagging, tail thumping

You reflect the peace that wash over me longingly, lovingly accepting your gentle movements
That could ripple and so soundlessly lift me far and away

 

JRF

Sharing…Let Me See Her — The Isaiah 53:5 Project

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My neck hurts from looking behind A memory flashed and I lost my mind I wasn’t here but in another time Let me see Let me see

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5 Link Friday: Fave YouTube Videos

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  1.  Is your busy lifestyle hindering you from preparing healthy meals? Then subscribe to the Domestic Geek. Here you will find recipes and meal prep tips on everything from smoothies, to salad in a jar and decadent deserts. The host’s upbeat attitude and fun way of preparing meals make this one of my favorite YouTube videos.
  2. Brendon.com is the YouTube channel for Brendon Burchard. Brendon is a life coach and self help guru with an amazing amount of energy and wisdom. With several New York Times bestsellers including, The Motivation Manifesto and The Charge, as well as over 4 million Facebook likes, well if you are not curious — what’s wrong with you? Just kidding. Check it out.
  3. “Spend less than you earn”. I heard this advice for the first time over a decade ago while listening to Anthony Robbins ‘ self help CD set “Get the Edge”. In the YouTube video Tony reviews how to end financial self-sabotage. If you are serious about financial security this video should probably be in your self help library.
  4. In this video, Dr. Mercola interviews Andrew Saul a.k.a. The Megavitamin Man. Saul is a big believer in large doses of vitamins instead of or in conjunction with destructive medications, to treat certain diseases and he has over 30 years of research to support his claim. He has several videos from which you can gather information about vitamins.
  5. Dave Ramsey’s Life, Money, Hope is a series of bible based teachings on handling money and having financial peace. Again if you are seeking financial freedom, you are missing a key piece from your arsenal if you do not watch this entire series. If you are not a believer in the bible, don’t let that deter you from listening. That will definitely be like throwing out the baby with the bath water.

I hope you enjoy this installment of 5 Link Friday. Let me know what you think about this installment, the videos you watch and about this series itself. I would love to hear from you. Please leave a comment or question below. Thanks. JRF

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