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Frugal Friday – Tell Your Story!

Priscilla and Rachel Anne | Jan 28, 2010

Frugal Friday has been a really fun series here at Going Beyond. We’ve gotten scores of great tips and been inspired to “live like no one else – so we can live like no one else,” as Dave Ramsey so eloquently says. Your participation each week has turned this into a real conversation about money, saving and reaching our financial goals.

This week, we want to celebrate your success stories.  Have you climbed your way out of an “impossible” abyss of debt?  Did you pay off student loans, pay down credit cards and sell personal property to get back on track? Did you have a “wake up call” that put you on the path toward frugality, or are you a natural saver? We want to hear your story!

There is nothing like hearing someone else’s story to encourage us to keep on keepin’ on. Maybe your debt story will inspire someone who is sitting in a tough spot and doesn’t know how to get started. If you can remember what it’s like to wade through credit card bills and answer debt collectors’ phone calls, we hope you’ll share your journey to freedom with us. And if you’ve had a chance to scream “I’M DEBT FREE!!!” into the phone on the Dave Ramsey show, we definitely want to hear about that.

THREE commenters will each receive a prize:

#1: Total Money Makeover – the book that is revolutionizing the way we live.

#2: Total Money Makeover, PLUS The Money Answer Book
Written in an easy-to-read format, this book provides answers to more than 100 of the most-asked questions from The Dave Ramsey Show. This is Dave in his most popular format—ask a specific question, get a specific answer. He tackles problems that face everyday people, such as budgeting, retirement planning, saving for college and giving to help others.

#3: Total Money Makeover, PLUS Priceless
This is the perfect book to have sitting on your coffee table at home or in the waiting area at your business. Dave uses straight talk, down-to-earth humor and quotes so that anyone can learn the wisdom of being weird! It’s straight-shooting, no-frills financial wisdom. This simple yet life-changing guide will show you how to:

Grow up and get weird
Keep your cash
Eat an elephant (take budgeting one step at a time)
Wheel and deal (negotiate for bargains)
Dump your debt
Maximize your legacy

Let’s celebrate Frugal Success!
Priscilla and Rachel