Shannon Falls, August 2012

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Security Gland

We are making great strides with our steps toward financial peace. We are about halfway to Baby Step 1, and that's only in 2 weeks. It has to be God! No way could we be paying all of our bills and still living and still putting money into the bank. It's tight, and yet we have money left in the bank! I'm so proud of my husband: he's taking his lunch and we're eating at home even more than we were. We've scaled back in other areas and we're visiting banks and making changes to things we never should have done in the first place!

But through just the 2 weeks we've had of FPU thus far, one thing has really stuck out to me. It comes from Dave Ramsey's book, pg. 144, of The Total Money Makeover: "God wired ladies better on this subject that He did us [men]. Their nature causes them to gravitate toward the emergency fund. Somewhere down inside the typical lady is a 'security gland,' and when financial stress enters the system, that gland will spasm." AMEN!!!

C'mon, ladies, think about it. You know we have a security gland. I know I do! It really affects my relationship with David, even when I don't mean for it too. But I can't believe how far we've come in two weeks. We still have some tough roads and choices ahead, but we're tackling them head on. If we keep this up, maybe we'll rebound and be so much better off faster than I could have dreamed. It's only because God is blessing, I know!


tpillstrom said...

I'm so proud of you and your acheivement with FPU! God brought this to our family just in the nick of time! Three years later, my husband leads the group at our church. It feels so good to be able to breathe financially and I know you will be breathing easy very soon! BTW...check out my blog! I'm blogging about my grocery tripping and it's funny how much fun it is to save money!

Katie A. said...

"Live like no one else now, so you can live like no one else later!" I'm so proud of y'all! And yes...I am a security glad, haha! I freak when we don't have money, or now have less money, going into savings...not just when/if money is coming out of savings, ha! It really is amazing to discover how much money is being "wasted" once you sit down and put everything on paper. It is also mind boggling how much money you can save by cooking instead of eating out! I almost always cook for 4 instead of 2 now so we'll have left overs for lunch the next day! Keep up the good work!

Anna said...

So proud of you! FPU has been amazing for our family and for our church. Hang in there! While you're going through everything, you will definitely have ups and downs. We've had 3 car breakdowns and one car die completely, since we have begun the baby steps. God has always provided, and we have found out we can live on much less than we thought before and live really well. Life like no one else so you can live like no one else.