Life has been very busy (but fun) and I have had to slow down my work in TTL or I will miss something. When I started TTL, I did not really think much about growing financially. It is just a little happy coincidence (except that I don't really believe in those) that I hit this topic at the right moment. All summer I practiced not worrying about dh's not working or how we were going to handle finances. I focused on what I could change and let the rest go. When he did get the job, it was not the hoped for improvement either financially or career wise, but then somethings happened. DH concluded that he needed to go back and get his MBA. I thought, we will never be able to pay for that, but that was negative, so I replaced it with, I bet that will be a challenge. I wonder if it is going to be a great story in a few years? Well, not that great but equally amazing, it appears his GI benefits are still active and will cover it.
At the same time, this couple invited us to consider joining their business, a downline organization. They were very nice and we enjoyed talking to them so we listened, and the more we listened the more we got excited... not about their business, but OUR OWN. We happen to already belong to a wellness group that costs significantly less than theirs and that we have been ordering from because we love the products for the last 5 years. We had signed up someone else up a few months ago. They love it and a check started showing up, not for much but it kind of floored us because we had not thought of it as "a business." We started talking to some friends and people with like minded values and sure enough, they like this wellness organization and a few want to make it a business. This one cost less than a Sam's membership and we have been doing it all along. We are so excited! Now our goal is to get that little check up to a couple of hundred and use it to drum down some of the debt that we have accumulated over the summer. So coach's encouragement to set financial goals both to make money and pay down debt is at a perfect time and everything is just working out. I am having so much fun! Sincerely hoping you are having a great day!