Debt Free 101 – #21 Stimulate

#21  Stimulate                                                      

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When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, I used everything  you gave me. Erma Bombeck.

Put all politics aside for this moment. It’s obvious you prefer a monarchy anyway. Your king is telling the story of how we paid off over $127,000.00 of debt in 4 years. This post is recollection as opposed to commentary.  Fact is we received a stimulus check. Truth is we did not send it back. We used it. We used it to pay down debt. The point of this paragraph is not that the government should give me another stimulus check, I’m not waiting for it nor do I want it. I also have no idea if it stimulated the economy. Not the issue here. My household was in debt. We received a check near the beginning of our DSJ. The point is that we didn’t buy a TV or some new threads, we stabbed the Dragon with it.

If you receive unexpected funds, whether it be from Uncle Sam or Uncle Buck, use those funds wisely. If you are in debt, use it to pay down debt. Do not pass Go. Do not blow $200.00. Kick the Dragon in the knee with the found money. We did. It accelerated our progress. We gained momentum with it. It takes more force to slow momentum down than it does to keep it going so we were thankful for any money that appeared.  We also have a saying in our castle: we serve a God who wastes nothing. So likewise we don’t waste found money.

For us it started with the stimulus check, where will/did it start(ed) for you?

READ THIS: The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell