Tuesday, November 11, 2008

More on Financial Peace

Okay, I just gotta say, again, that I am totally lovin this book! I am learning things that I never had an interest in before such as IRA's, Mutual Funds, the financial differences between life insurance policies (which we will be changing after reading this book), and a whole lot more. So, people, if you are not already educated on how to take control of your financial situation then start with this book by Dave Ramsey.

I loved this paragraph:

Guarantees Are for Children (p 146)

If you grow up in a safe environment with love and nurturing, then you make a pretty decent adult. If you don't, then you have to learn how to trust everyone, including yourself. If you were lucky enough to grow up safe, then you have had some guarantees; but as you became a teenager you went out a little in that cold, cruel world and found it isn't always safe. As we grow up and become functioning adults, we spend all our time in that cold, cruel world. Soon we learn that they only guarantees are our Lord and our own ability to kill something and drag it home. If we keep being an adult, we find that we would have it no other way. The lion at the zoo is a pitiful sight- the king of beasts is eating processed food. You can see deep down in his soulful eyes that he misses the thrill of the hunt.

Man, I love that paragraph! I think there's nothing more to be said.

2 things to add:

Rebecca said...

Glad you're getting so much wisdom out of it! I can't wait to see how this plays out practically in your life & how God blesses you through this book!

Hollie said...

I'm proud of you! You and Dan are allowing God to teach and grow the both of you through this!

Just keep remembering Jeremiah 29:11-12!

Love You!