Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. (1 Tim. 6:17-18)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Looking for financial success stories

I'm breaking my blogging sabbatical today because in the course of my research this past week, I have discovered that I'm in need of some financial success stories.

Specifically, I'm looking for stories that speak of individuals who didn't have a clue financially, but through the process of educating themselves, either through reading books and blogs, or participating in small group studies such as Crown Financial or Financial Peace University, they have achieved financial freedom.

These stories might read something like:
Hi, I'm Joe Blow. Five years ago, I was clueless about how to manage my personal finances. I was $50,000 in debt and going deeper each day. But one day, I woke up and said enough is enough. I started reading every personal finance book I could get my hands on, and in the process of implementing what I learned, I was able to pay off all my consumer debt, build a $15,000 emergency cash reserve, and give back to God like never before. I'm so thankful that through educating myself in personal finances and with God's help, I was able to become a better manager of the money God has blessed me with.
If you have a really great financial success story that you would like to share, I'd love to hear it, and I'm sure the blog community would be encouraged by your story as well. You can leave a comment below or send me an email at larryjones[dot]biz[at]gmail[dot]com.

I look forward to reading and sharing your stories. Thanks!


  1. I accumulated $4000 of debt in just one year at school. I was lucky to have my tuition paid for, but still spent money on useless things such as eating out or clothes I really didn't need. In just one year I managed to get back to zero and begin building my savings while working part-time and going to school full time.

  2. Good story. Thanks for sharing, Griffin.