My Personal Economic Recovery

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graph thumb My Personal Economic RecoveryI was tired of feeling broke.

I made a decent living, but I always felt spread too thin.  I also felt pressure to save for retirement, save for the kids college fund and keep up with the proverbial Joneses. 

I was sick of it.  I wanted more.  I wanted to feel like I was getting ahead instead of further and further behind. 

This was all about five years ago.  Now, things are much better.  The stress is gone.  I feel financially free.

How I Got Into This Mess to Begin With

I was a slave.  I was trapped in a personal economic recession.  I didn’t even really understand what true financial freedom looked like.

At the time, I had just left a struggling small business that I had co-founded eight years earlier.  Like so many before me, my personal finances were a mess because of my commitment to the business.

At the same time, I hadn’t adjusted my lifestyle so, I was spending way more than I was earning.  As a result, I dug myself into a bit of a hole.  I had gone so far as taking out a second mortgage on my house to consolidate some of my debt thinking this would help, but it didn’t.

I wish I could say that I was the smart one that woke up one day with a solution, but I wasn’t.  I just kept doing the same old things I had always done financially.  I repeated the same mistakes hoping for better results.  The results never came.

How I Moved from Slavery to Freedom

Finally, my wife spoke up.  She recognized that we needed to change.  Honestly, I resisted.  I was afraid.  Looking back now my resistance and fear seem so ridiculous.  I mean I was definitely tired of feeling like a hamster on a wheel, but the changes she said we needed to make seemed so radical, so different. 

It was all so different from how we had managed our finances up until then.  Back then, I thought financial freedom meant one of two things:

  1. We had to become rich enough that we didn’t need to work.
  2. We could spend whatever we wanted within reason without having to think about it.

I came to realize these are both dead wrong.

True freedom comes from having a sense of control.  It is about consciously making your own choices.  We weren’t managing our money well enough to feel in control.

Eventually, within a few weeks, I came around.  I learned more about the strategies my wife was suggesting and I saw the light.

I realized that you don’t have to be rich to feel financially free.  You just need to get control and make the money you have do what you really want it to do.  We had literally pissed away the majority of our financial strength on stuff, crap really, that we could barely remember.

We decided together to try something different.  After all, what we had done up to this point hadn’t worked out that well for us, so why not try a totally different approach?  We desperately wanted better financial results and we realized that our old ways were never going to get us there. 

The Plan for Financial Freedom

It was time for a change, but change can be difficult.

How do you steer your life in a new direction?  You need a map, a plan toward a new and better destination.

We spent a lot of time figuring it out.  We stumbled forward at first.  We made mistakes along the way, but eventually a clear path emerged.  Now, five years later, we have paid off all our debt except our mortgage, we have money in the bank and we feel free

We are in control of our finances and it is a great way to live.

ebook cover thumb1 My Personal Economic RecoveryHow did we do it?

I’ve written it all down.  I’ve created an eBook called The Super-Charged Guide to Financial Freedom that lays out exactly what we did to start winning with our money.  It is a simple step-by-step plan for getting control of your money and creating good financial habits.

You can buy a copy today and learn how to do exactly what we did to set ourselves free. 

You might ask, “Why are you charging for the eBook?”  Well, it took some effort to figure this all out and to write it down in a nice, understandable format.  I just want to recoup something for all the time and energy I spent building it.  I’m sure you can understand this.  After all, what you can achieve financially by following this plan is worth a hundred times more than what I’m charging for the eBook.

Are you ready to take a giant step toward improving your finances?

If you need a plan to steer your financial life in a new and prosperous direction, then click here to get The Super-Charged Guide to Financial Freedom.

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4 thoughts on “My Personal Economic Recovery

  1. You are completely correct about the way to look at financial freedom. For many of us, being rich enough to afford everything we want and still be able to pay the bills is not realistic.

    Real freedom is having systems in place; budgets, saving, debt lowering plans, etc to give you the control you are talking about.

    I’m excited to see how your book turns out!
    Bryce Christiansen´s last [type] ..Two Way’s to Live Your Life

    • Bryce, Having a systematic approach is the only way that I’ve ever been successful with my finances. I really hope my book helps some others that have been struggling see the wisdom in this approach too.

  2. “True freedom comes from having a sense of control. It is about consciously making your own choices. We weren’t managing our money well enough to feel in control.”

    Very true. When we consciously make choice we no longer live life of stupidity but we think for ourselves and are able to make better decisions.

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    Marty´s last [type] ..Marty

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