This is yes another Dave Ramsey post. BUT, this one has a twist!
When I first read The Total Money Makeover, I read certain passages to the hubster. I was so excited! And he was . . well, a little less than thrilled. But, being the good sport that he is, he said he'd go along with it.
It was a little bumpy at first. We made a few compromises to keep going in the right direction. We did buy the go-kart last year. We had talked about one for awhile. And we did that in lieu of a vacation, since we do budget vacation savings in our monthly budget. So there were a few things like that.
Over time he started getting more and more on board. Like when we paid cash for our used-but-still-good vehicles. And when we paid cash for some home repairs. I think it also made him feel good that when our spending was analyzed . . I was more of a problem than he was. That almost hurts to write that because I am such a deal shopper!!!! But, that can be an issue. There are some things I was buying just because they were deals. And if we don't need the things, then a cheaper price isn't really a deal after all. (p.s. I have been working on that!)
Well I had to make a business decision to bring in some help. Business is good, which is fantastic . . and exhausting! Finally I had the realization that I just can't keep going like I have been. So I chatted with a woman who used to work for me. And thankfully, she is interested in working with me again! I updated the hubster on this change. And his first response was so budget-conscious that it floored me! He said, "Well, you know that will take some off our bottom line." That was so great to hear him thinking that way!!! Of course I discussed with him that I have some very good client right now and I want to keep them, and keep them happy. And that this is a needed change for continued business growth. So he was on board with this decision as well.
It still makes me smile though that his first thought was the budget! I won't nickname him Dave or anything yet. But it's great to see that he's on this journey with me at a good pace, and not dragging his feet along behind me.
Tonight I am thankful that the hubster is excited to blaze down this trail with me! It'll be so great to finish the path! I'm starting to think about planning a trip to the Dave Ramsey studio to do a debt free scream one day!! I'd want the house paid off for that trip!