It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that we (Americans in particular) are in a boatload of hurt, financially. Take the outliers away, and we’re a nation (and world) floating up to our eyeballs in debt. Here’s a test for those of you who commute to work. On your way to work, or your way home, count how many payday loan shops, pawn shops, and quick cash shops you pass.
I have never hid the fact that I credit Dave Ramsey and his book, Total Money Makeover, with being one of the big catalysts in our financial turn around. The guy is inspirational when it comes to money. Not everyone thinks he’s all that, but the fact of the matter is that he’s helped thousands of people get control of their finances and turn their lives around. Now, he’s setting his sights a bit higher. On the nation.
He’s come up with this idea of a “Great Recovery“, where we take it upon ourselves to educate each other on the proper way to manage our money, and lead each other in the a more biblical usage of money. He explains it a heck of a lot better than I ever will. Go and watch the kickoff event he held for it last night.
I don’t know if we can pull it off, but shouldn’t we try? I know that’s one of my purposes here, at Beating Broke. I want to help you become better with your money. Along the way, I know I’ve learned a few things myself.