This book was great. Ramsey offers some amazing and simple, common sense solutions to managing money and making your income work for you not against you. Ramsey's plan is practical but sacrificial. It's something everyone can learn from.
About six months ago we began working hard to get our "house" in order financially. I'm ashamed to admit that we ended up in debt right at the outset of marriage by a ministry move 9 and a half hours away from civilization . . . I mean . . . home. Being that far away from home was good in many ways and bad as well. Left to fend for ourselves that far from family and friends, we had no choice but to fight out our fights and grow together. We also had to become self sufficient in ministry and other areas of life. The bad part is we were broke . . . completely 100% broke. When you're both working 60-80 hours a week and you're newly married and you're 9.5 hours from home and you are closer to Cuba than Georgia AND you are trying to live off less than $1800 a month, debt is inevitable. I told myself it was the price we had to pay for ministry. Maybe it was. Maybe it wasn't. Needless to say, we're still paying that price. But as of six months ago and some changes we made, we've come out of a lot of that debt. More is on its way and this book gives you great instructions on what to do to accelerate the process.
Ramsey touches on some real points that deal with debt and income. I preached a message Sunday night on preparation for tough times in the light of what's going on in the world around us. I will probably put this message up on our sermons page. We'll see. I'll post a blog soon however on some of the nuggets I gleaned from the book, others, and the Bible. Can't go wrong there!