This year has been one of the most eye opening years of our marriage so far. We were blessed to be given the gift of Financial Peace University. Many of you have read about our favorite moments of the FPU experience this year. It has been an inspiring journey & I'm so glad to have shared it with all of you.
Now that we're a few months out from our class experience, we've entered the "After FPU" portion of our Total Money Makeover. Although we have a long path ahead of us, I know that we're finally on the right path to achieving a debt free status! :) Will you join us? If you're new to Dave Ramsey and his financial program, I would HIGHLY recommend you take a weekend to read the Total Money Makeover. It is life changing!
Total Money Makeover is one of the best written books I've ever read. My husband and I both equally enjoyed reading the book. We even listened to the book on CD. It was a great way to take Dave with us on long car rides & road trips. When we feel the need for an extra financial inspiration we just pop in the CD. Have I inspired you to check out the book yet? No??? You must be the one in a million lucky souls that was born with the gift of handling finances with ease and extreme wisdom! :) The rest of us need an adviser like Dave Ramsey & his book Total Money Makeover to help us out.
Our After FPU Goal List:
Retake the FPU class (did I mention the lifetime, free membership!) this fall & gain a few more accountability partners in our life
Continue making a monthly budget, every month, before the month begins
Continue using the envelope system to pay for food & miscellaneous expenses
Update our debt snowball information with student loan companies
Continue using the debt snowball to pay off our student loan debt
We'd love to hear from you... tell us about your Total Money Makeover experiences in the comments below!
It's that time of year... time to dream of warm summer nights & eating s'mores around a camp fire. Here at Wife.Mother.Teacher. summer is a unique and special time of year. As a teacher, I enjoy the luxury of having June, July & August to enjoy with my family full time. That's what inspired me to start the Summer Bucket List Challenge!
This is the place to share your summer plans big & small. Everything from family vacations to summer 'honey-do' lists. Every week, June - August, we'll be sharing our summer adventures and keeping a running list of our progress towards completing our bucket list.
Would you like to join us?
Come back every week to share your favorite memories in the comments. If you're a blogger, grab the button at the top of this post and share your link at the bottom. That way we'll be able to read about one another's adventures!
A few nights ago I was craving something sweet with nothing in the house besides baking chocolate, so I decided to scour the internet for chocolate goodies I could make with the supplies on hand. Thankfully I found this post on AllRecipes.com by using Supercook! I would recommend doubling the batch and using a larger pan - as you can see from the photo below they come out really thin otherwise, but even so they're DELICIOUS! By far the best brownies I've ever had.
1 cup White Sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Optional: crushed walnuts, fudge, chocolate chips, marshmallow or caramel (toppings & mix ins of your choice) :)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees & spray a 9 x 9 baking pan
Combine dry ingredients and mix thoroughly
Mix eggs, vanilla & vegetable oil until smooth and slowly mix in dry ingredients
If using menu additions (optional above) mix in OR pour into pan then drizzle with toppings