Well, it’s official. The top secret project I’ve been working on lately (instead of posting on this blog!) is finally finished. After countless hours and far too much coffee, my book LIVE SMART. ELIMINATE DEBT. BUILD WEALTH. is now available online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble!
I’ve been playing around with an outline for some time now, but a few months ago I knew it was the right time to start really pulling it together. While my blog certainly tells some highlights of our financial journey, and a few frugal guidelines we live by, it doesn’t even come close to revealing everything.
There were plenty of emotional and financial stages we moved through on our way from $40,000 in debt to that first $100,000 in savings. So I wrote about our entire journey, and then pulled together a step-by-step guide outlining exactly what we did to start living an optimized life, get out of debt and on to building wealth.
If you didn’t already know, I am pretty passionate about this stuff, and the truth is that my blog only gets the message so far. Many people who read personal finance blogs are already at least knee-deep into their financial education, either refining what they already know, or are “experts” themselves.
That’s not my target audience. I’m really trying to reach the “former” me. The millions of people that work for their money, spend it, and start over again. Or even worse, those that spend all the money they have as well as money they don’t have. If they only knew that spending their money and resources trying to appear successful actually has the opposite effect.
I’ll always be thankful for the wake-up call that turned our finances around, but I can’t help but wonder where we’d be if the light bulb had come on even earlier…five years ago…ten years ago. I’ll never know, and if I did, it might be horrifically depressing to see where we “could have been.” So I don’t dwell on it.
In starting this blog and writing this book, my intent has always been the same; that by sharing our financial transformation, it will inspire others to do the same.