My dad was an evangelist. So, for much of my childhood, we lived in a little travel trailer. My daddy desperately wanted us to own a house. Not share it with the bank… but OWN it, outright!
He figured out how to beat the bankers at their own game by making additional principal payments. By paying EXTRA on his mortgage, each month, he could whittle down the balance and give the bankers less interest money.
Of course, you still gotta get that money from somewhere.
One day, when my mom went to the store, Dad decided to have a little garage sale… without telling her. While she was gone, he opened up our house to the public and, literally, sold the pictures right off the wall!
As a result, my parents may have had some additional marital strife. (Lol) But, they didn’t have any DEBT!
Why is it so important to know how to handle money?
Because, if there’s someone still starving or hurting in the world… it could be that we aren’t wise enough to fund all of God’s work, yet.
Back then, we managed to get by on very little. My dad taught me that sometimes, you just have to say “no” to NOW so that, later, you can say “yes” to something BETTER!
Have a great day, today! I call you BLESSED!
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