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!