adjective \ˈwird\ : unusual or strange
I am a long time fan of personal money-management expert and highly popular radio personality, Dave Ramsey. Years ago, my husband and I started Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps and paid off $23,000 of debt in 11 months and we currently are living debt free, other than our mortgage. We just bought a house last week and chose to do a 15 year loan. That, my friends, is what makes us weird.
Dave Ramsey explains in his lessons that being weird is having money, because so many people are broke! Would it be worth some hard work if you could keep hundreds of extra dollars a month instead of paying credit card bills, car payments and your student loans? Can you change your lifestyle now, temporarily, so that one day you can build wealth and give in big ways to people and charities you want to support? With hard work, dedication and persistence, it is possible. Anyone can do it and I plan to share our personal experiences in climbing out of debt.
Oh, and that is not all. I have a dream. A dream of living in a paid for house by the time I turn 40. That is 7 years from now. We got a killer interest rate and have plans in place to help us reach our goal. Why would we want to do that? Because we are weird. We believe that God has blessed us greatly and that if we can prove that we are good stewards of all he has given us, that he will continue to poor more blessings upon us. It has worked for us so far.
What do you do that makes you weird?
This post was written five years ago. We have adopted three children since then and moved again to a larger home. So our goals have changed a bit, but our weirdness remains the same!