One huge thing Troy and I have changed this year in our marriage is to incorporate some “family goals”. As I got more and more into the athletic world where goals are rampant, we thought it would be a good idea to have both personal goals and family goals. It helps us to structure our lives, our priorities, and our money. It keeps us on the same page, and we feel like we are progressing towards something big together, which has really helped our marriage. Troy and I’s main family goal this year has been to become debt free. Without going into too many details, cause it’s kinda personal…we hit a huge milestone last week. We’ve been working aggressivly for 10 months on it…we paid off our car note. Granted it started out as a Subaru note, and turned into a VW note, but note none the less.

So, although it’s a 2001…
although I hit the garage door and ripped off the antenna…
although we only have one key to it and it’s kinda broken…
although it needs new tires…

You have no clue how good that feels. We are not quite debt free, still working on one final debt and aiming for the end of the year to be done, but it was a huge relief for Troy and I to be free of the car note.

Interested in being debt free? Check out the following links that helped us:
Dave Ramsey
Total Money Makeover Online
Financial Peace University Online
Blogging Away Debt

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  1. Goals. At the moment our goals consist of waking each morning, being kind and loving to each other, and to keep breathing, in and out. Love you. Keep goals. Keep life. G’pa & G’ma

  2. How wonderful it is that the two of you are working on goals together. Setting goals together has been a big factor in making our marriage work for 56 years. Keep up the good work;we love you.

  3. That is so wonderful! Dave Ramsey rocks, doesn’t he? We started his programs the beginning of this year and went and saw him live in Salt Lake City in May. We have 1 student loan left to pay off– January is our goal– and then we’ll be completely debt free (except our home). It’s an amazing feeling, isn’t it? Great job! It’s nice to know that amidst all this financial mess that we will be out of debt soon and all will be our own!

  4. Congrats!!! That has to feel awesome. We are working on it as well and I can’t wait until the weight of debt is lifted off our chests.

  5. CONGRATULATIONS! All that hard work and focus paid off. Wes & I have a pretty good idea how that feels 🙂 and both ours are 2001’s, it was a good year.
    We love Dave Ramsey!

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