63677-the-best-things-in-life-just-happenThis past weekend I went to Dallas to visit my best friend Stephen, who has been going through a difficult time. I felt strongly that I needed to go out and be with my friend, it’s just way I am.

This weekend was about 2 friends spending time together, taking in a Dallas Stars hockey game, drinking whiskey and “solving the world’s problems”. Let me tell you, we accomplished so much more. There are times in your life when you have an epiphany and you just have to run with it and see what happens.

As Stephen and I were talking about the world problems we started focusing on something more personal, our own issues. We talked about business, life, marriage, finance and stuff. When I mean stuff, I mean that literally. How much stuff do we really need? Stephen explained some of the battles he has overcome with stuff and starting to downsize the “things” in his life. As I listened to him intently I started thinking about my own life.

When Stephen was through telling me his story, I began to voice the concerns in my life. I started making a verbal list of the stuff that Loree and I have in our 2100 sq. foot 4 bdrm, 2 ½ bath, 3 car garage house.  Three TV’s, a Thomasville dining room set that seats 8, two cars, a motorcycle, and a cargo trailer. I had to ask myself, why we need all this stuff, it is just us and two cats. Then I got to thinking about the amount of debt I have accrued over the last year while not making the money I did at my last two jobs.

When it all hit me at once, I thought, “That’s it, no more!” I sat down at my laptop and made a plan to take my life back and build a better financial future with Loree. Over the next 12 months you will be able to go through the journey with me and Loree as we retake control and create a better life for ourselves.

Oh yeah, I totally forgot. I bet you were wondering why I called this blog, “The best thing in life cost me $95.99”. That is because by spending $95.99 on the airline ticket to come and see my friend, my life began to change for the better.

Stay tuned for what is next for us.

All the best,

Stu

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