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If you have read this blog anytime at all, then you know that Joel and I are huge fans of Dave Ramsey. We have been following his baby steps and are almost debt free! You can read more about our whole debt journey here.
This past Thursday, Dave and his daughter Rachel were in town for a book signing. They co-wrote a new book called "Smart Money Smart Kids". It is all about "raising the next generation to win with money". You can check it out here.
I talked Joel into coming with me and we ended up being 12 in line! We got our book signed and our FPU certificate signed. But that's not even the best part.
At each of the book signing they have been giving away $2,000 toward a college scholarship fund! Joel and I both entered to win and wouldn't you know... JOEL WON!!
We got to be 'interviewed' by Dave right there in Barnes and Noble and then we had our picture taken with Dave and Rachel!
Y'all we have not started a college fund for Landry yet. We are still on baby step 2. So winning this is HUGE HUGE! When we got to the car and the realization of what just happened hit me I cried. This is as if we had put away $1000 per year of Landry's life. This is not the gift of $2000, it is so much more. We are going to invest this over the next 16 years and by the time Landry heads to college this money will have grown to much much more.
Dave and Rachel,
I doubt you read my little blog, but if you do "Thank you from the bottom of our hearts"!
Joel, Carissa, and Landry