Monday, January 17, 2011

Debt, the way of the world?

Okay, so some of you are definitely going to think my family is crazy but we are about to embark on a new adventure. You see, about two years ago I graduated with a BA in Spanish. That was a pretty exciting time to me since I was was almost 10 years overdue. Most people graduate at 21 but I was at the ripe old age of 30. Well, to make a long story short, we are STILL paying for my schooling. We try to be wise and frugal with our money but we have not been able to pay off this debt and it is weighing heavily on us. My husband and I made the decision (with the permission of my parents) that we would move in with my Mom and Dad for about 6 months so we could hit our debt hard. Brian and I have been listening to Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University CDs which have lit a fire under us to get going on our debt. We pray, with the Lord's blessing, that we will be able to pay off my school loans in six months. As Dave Ramsey says, "Live like no one else so later you can live like no one else!"

My family covets your prayers as we pack, move, live with my parents, try to pay off our debt and look for a new home.

Debt free, here we come!!!!

for His glory!


  1. I will be praying for you all. Curt and I went through the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Seminar about the same time we were surprised with the news that we were pregnant for the 3rd time. A year later Curt was laid off. Had it not been for the lessons we learned and put into practice things would have been messy. God has pulled us through and strengthened our relationship with each other and Him in the process. I am confident He will do the same for you.

  2. Way to go, Webb family! Your choice to take such drastic measures is not "normal", but as Dave Ramsey says, "Who wants to be normal? Normal is BROKE!".
    I'll keep you guys in my prayers. It took us 6 years of "beans and rice, rice and beans" and many many sacrifices to become debt free, but what an amazing blessing it has been. Your family will be so much free-er (is that a word?!) to obey God's leading in your lives right away if you don't have to wait til you can afford it!