Some where along the way of getting out of debt, and gaining control over our finances a shift happened, the stress associated with balancing the check book, and paying the bills went away once we began to educate ourselves and came up with a plan for our money in a form of a budget. The shift occurred again as some point in the 50 month journey to become debt free, and I can only think of one word to describe it, passion. I have a passion for all things personal finance.
: a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something
Now I have no data to back it up, but can only assume that others who have had the same success we have felt the same way. I get a daily reminder of this based on the number of personal finance blogs I read. I have a strong passion and desire to help others with their personal finance issues. Now the question is how do I go about doing that.
I started debt discipline to help stay accountable in my own finances, but also with the hopes that I would help someone in need of information. Someone who might have a family and was struggling with debt similar to we were. Now being debt free I want to continue to blog to show others it’s possible to dig yourself out of a mess, and once you do that you can build wealth. Sharing our debt free scream from Dave Ramsey’s show last week was special, because some many other’s peoples screams from his show help keep us motivated throughout our debt free repayment.
It has started right in our own home with our three children. We are teaching them more about personal finance them we were ever taught. That it’s okay to speak openly about money. I have talked and helped some family members and friends, giving them tips, advice and pointing them to information that helped me. I have had the opportunity to speak to the superintendent of our school district and ask about personal financial education. Just recently I have submitted an application to join a district wide committee to review education for high school students. I have talked with senior management at my company about adopting a personal finance training program.
I’m not sure. I’d like to be able to share my story and help educated other, or even coach others on a one on one level. I’m considering approaching our local civic associations, chamber of commerce, church, etc. I could even run a Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University. One other opportunity that has come up recently is Primerica. Now I don’t know how much you know how them, but they are a company that basically run a financial report for you and evaluates all things in your personal finance life, including, life insurance, investing, saving etc. The review provides you with a detailed report and then Primerica has products to help in your particular situation for you to purchase if you’d like. The do offer formal training and the ability to obtain your series 6 license if you join their company. I’m not sure if I want to be in the product selling side of the business or just work coaching people.
So that’s it in a nutshell. I have a strong passion to do something more than just blog with the information I have obtained over the last few years. I want to be able to help others in need of financial education and help them achieve the same success my family has seen.
What’s your passion?