On Tuesday, Carol and I were able to write our last check to a personal loan that we
had with a credit union. We are so excited about that because now all we have left
is our home mortgage. That means in the past 2.5 years we have eliminated $57,000
in credit card debt, 2 car loans, and the $15,000 personal loan. That’s the Financial
Fitness Program working at its best right there!
At first we started going through the Financial Fitness Program principles loosely and we never recorded any of our results. But, eventually we decided to get completely and fully committed to the Financial Fitness Program and we found that we had $426 a month that the ‘Green Box’ saved us from spending. That monthly savings doesn't even include the amount of money that Alicia and I saved when we switched from eating fast food to actually buying groceries and meal planning at home. That number may be close to $700+ saved monthly, but we haven't crunched those numbers yet. Basically that $426 was wasteful spending outside of our meals. Now we have a testimony that we can share with others!