Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Dave Ramsey Does It Again

About 5 years ago, Ed and I started listening to the FPU cds from Dave Ramsey. They changed everything we did with our finances and changed our family and marriage in ways I never expected. Now, Dave Ramsey and his daughter Rachel Cruze are about to release a new book called Smart Money, Smart Kids.

Smart Money Smart Kids by Dave Ramsey & Rachel Cruze

I got an email a few weeks about signing up to be part of the book launch team. Amazingly, I got chosen to be part of the team! I have been given an advance ebook and have been reading it! The book reads like a conversation....as if Dave and Rachel are sitting with you in your living room. That's my kind of book! From what I've read, this book is going to help my family develop some great tactics to train up the kiddos to be smart with money. I've already got a few ideas brewing as I read more!

So, if you want to get your family started (or even continue) on their way to financial freedom, check out this book! It's coming soon and there are lots of fun goodies if you preorder now! You can check out some more details for that offer here and I'll post more about my thoughts on the book later!

Smart Money Smart Kids by Dave Ramsey & Rachel Cruze

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Mommy Instincts

You know that feeling you get when something is going to happen or maybe you need to rethink things before something happens....my friend calls it "Mommy Gut." I call it a God-given mommy instinct that helps me protect those I love. I recently had a mommy instinct moment...

We were on vacation and being on vacation means I have to search through online menus before going to a restaurant and ask a lot of questions at the restaurants because my daughter has some food allergies. Normally we deal with nuts and milk, but nothing else (she's a picky eater). We went to a place while we were out one day and I didn't have time to check out the menu beforehand. We asked a lot of questions and decided she would split fish and chips with my husband.

The food arrived and as I was getting ketchup for her, I had an image float through my mind of the sheet of allergens from the allergist. At the top left was cod...it just so happens that the fish we ordered was cod. I questioned myself several time, but ultimately decided to go with my mommy gut. I told my husband not to let her eat it.

Fast forward a few days later, we got home and dug up the allergy sheet. At the top left of the page was listed cod. I'm grateful #1 to have Mommy gut or Mommy instinct and #2 that I listened to it. I can only imagine what kinds of things we might have dealt with if I had talked myself out of it. So, if you get those "feelings" sometimes, go with it.