Nov 9, 2007

I finally did it!!!!!!!

Can I just tell you how difficult it is to pull a surprise over on my husband, the auditor? I have never been able to surprise him with anything because he is "snoopy." I don't blame him-he can't help it. It is in the fiber of his being to know all things financial that go on within his company, and that transfers to our home as well.

But, I finally did it last night. I ordered him Dave Ramsey Live tickets, and he had no clue until he got home from work yesterday. It was really just pure dumb luck that he didn't check the charge on the debit card- he was just busy enough to miss it. Yippee for me!!!! He really enjoyed it, and he is parading around in his "I See Debt People" t-shirt today (yes, Andrea, he is working from home again today). :)

Dave was very funny and quotable, so here are some of my favorites:

  • "Wisdom is knowledge applied."

  • On diversification: "Money is like manure- left in one pile, it really stinks; but, spread it out and it grows stuff."

  • On budgeting: "A budget is telling your money where to go instead of getting to the end of the month and wondering where it went." John Maxwell

  • On giving (and having the wealth to give by freeing up debt): "No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he didn't have money." Margaret Thatcher

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