Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Rainy Day Fund

I just finished paying my bills and getting my financial house in order and I find myself so grateful for what God has done over the last few years to prepare me for a time like this. At just the right time, God allowed Amy and I to partner with Dave Ramsey and Financial Peace University, and our financial lives have never been the same. The sobering reality of my current situation is that I could very well be unemployed until the middle of June and frankly, I'm not concerned one iota. The way I see it, God has been so good to me and my family and has allowed us to live debt free for the last couple of years, building up our emergency fund. It's nice to have a nest egg stored up when the rainy day comes (Don't tell anyone but it's not too rainy these days. I'm actually loving the time off. It's like a taste of retirement.).

That being said, I can't overemphasize the freedom that comes with a lifestyle that prioritizes giving generously and saving regularly.

I share this only to encourage those that aren't giving generously and who aren't saving for a rainy day. It's not a matter of "if" the rain comes, it's a matter of "when".

5 comments:

Jesse from KCC said...

chad- did you order the information or did you attend classes? which class was most helpful...i am in desperate need of this and yours is the second blog that i have read in a row, that talks about being debt free...it has to be God speaking to me....so i am very interested in what course of action you took...anything would be helpful.
if you have time and wouldnt mind dropping me a line, my email is
jessejo@hellokitty.com

thanks chad!
Jesse

Sandi said...

WOW! You are a true witness for the Lord, and your faith in Him. God bless you and may others continue to learn from you.

Evan said...

Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Dave.

Anonymous said...

Me too, I have felt God speaking to me too, I have been looking for God to send me a sign on what I should do about my debt issues. Chad you are a true voice of the Lord! Thank you, If you have time, Please send me some info on what class etc that you participated in. I would greatly appreciate it!

Sincerely,
Loyal Reader from Walton
scottro8@yahoo.com

Mara said...

Well, I have thought about commenting lots of times on your blog but was too lazy to follow through. I guess now that you are moving and all I'll have to read your blog more frequently to keep tabs on you. (Plus Jason and Faith will want to see Em.) Keep in touch. You are loved! Oh, and I am glad you are enjoying your taste of retirement! You know teachers get summers off. HaHaHa! P.S. Craig says,"Yo!"