September 2012 we embarked on a life changing journey to go against the mainstream of culture and rid ourselves of debt! When we started Financial Peace I didn’t really think we’d be able to do it. Sure, maybe we’d make progress and get it down to at least a normal number but never did I think we would be standing on this side of the line. Since living on a budget, working our debt snow ball, taking every job we could and putting all of our money towards debt, we paid off $175,000 in 2 years!!!!!!!! We are no longer shackled or bound by any “owed” payment!!
There were definitely times of struggle and frustration but overall our family has grown through working hard together in a way that I never thought possible. My relationship with Charlie has changed significantly because we have aligned ourselves together and live on common ground when it comes to finances. The sacrifices we have made to become debt free seem small to what we have earned and are reaping. Our children have watched this entire process and asked so many questions along the way. Of course my favorite from Norah ” When we become debt free, does that mean we can buy everything and anything we want”? Obviously we have more teaching to do when it comes to finances but we have taught our children a valuable lesson that we had to learn the hard way. If you don’t have the cash you cant afford it!
We have big plans for our family of saving, investing and building our wealth but first we’re gonna celebrate since we just conquered a mountain!! So Ladies and Gentlemen, The Gann’s are officially DEBT FREE!!!!
Photos by Kellie Mueller