Here goes nothing. This blog was inspired over five years ago when Anna and I were first introduced to Dave Ramsey. Anna's mom and dad thought it would be a good idea for us to go through Dave's Financial Peace University (FPU) class at church before we got married. They graciously paid for it and the rest is history. For those of you who have never heard of Dave you can check him out here. It would be an understatement to say that those 12 weeks of FPU have been a lifesaver for us.
I am a big believer in Dave's way (really the Bible's) of handling finances. I was really surprised to find out when going through Financial Peace University exactly how much the Bible talks about this issue. Did you know that the Bible mentions the issue of money over 800 times? Eight hundred times!!!! If the Bible talks about money that many times then it seems to me that God must think that it is an important issue. It possibly has never been more important than now since money fights and money problems are the #1 cause of divorce in America today. It doesn't have to be that way. God has already told us what to do with our money, but why is it so hard for us to actually do it?
Please don't get the impression that because this blog is about finances that I am an expert in the field. That is hardly the case at all. In fact, please feel free to voice your opinion if you disagree with me at all. I will try to share with you some of the things that I have learned in the past five years that have been helpful for our family. I hope to delve into issues relating to debt, credit cards, budgets, mortgages, retirement, kids college funds, etc. I know I probably just lost about half of my readers already, but this blog is for all the other geeks out there who enjoy keeping up with their finances.