Signed up for Financial Peace? Your thinking of signing up for Financial Peace? Well, my husband and I have signed up and now officially attended two Financial Peace University classes. So far, so good. Right? Peace?
Well, not yet, not immediately, but I can tell its helping. What I am finding is that it takes patience and much hard work to find Financial Peace. That PEACE we are looking for, I know it will come, but for now, the conversations are going something like this: Him, “You did not tell me about this bill! Why didn’t you ever tell me about this bill?” Me, “Well, I knew we could eventually pay it so I just worked out a payment plan with them.” Him, “So, we have been paying them $25/month for an entire year? No interest right?” Me, “Yeah! NO interest! I should score points for that one at least!”
History: we are a family of six, four children, two of whom are coming of age to begin to have to apply many of the things we are learning in class. The other two littles, they have their 3 bins and I have noticed they usually put more money in the bin for themselves than they do the bin for savings or for God, but, they are excited about saving their money!
They are learning that Work=pay and they are begging mom for more paying jobs!
When we were first married my husband took care of the money completely, we were married with me just out of college, I never lived on my own and had had very little income to budget, all my money was pre-designated to true college expenses, tithe, college books, and laundry. (I was NOT a party type)
A few years into marriage, and two kids later, he decided I could handle the finances on my own. About six years later and two more kids into our marriage, it was not going so well. I was losing it, losing it all, spending it all, and not keeping track of it. He would ask me things like, “Why is our credit card bill so high?” My answer, “I don’t know, we needed stuff, look at the bill, it will tell you, I do not want to talk about it.” and, I STILL don’t want to talk about it!
So, instead I am blogging about it!
So, knowing our peace, our marriage, and our families future depend so heavily on knowing where our money goes, I SIGNED us up for the class! Praying this class will take us on an amazing journey and we will find “Financial Peace.”
So, read along with me as I post the most important take aways that I as a “free-spirit” glean from this amazing class.
Maybe you too can find this peace I am looking for!