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Poem: “What I Learned From Dave Ramsey”

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A few months ago, I received a Financial Peace University kit as a wedding present (I’m a newlywed!), and my husband will tell you that I’ve been hooked on Dave Ramsey ever since. I watch his Youtube channel, follow him on social media, listen to his radio show, read his books, and talk about his money principles all the freakin’ time!

When I get excited about something, when I feel strongly about a topic, my passion for it usually comes out in the form of a poem. So here’s my latest:

Don’t ever pay with credit.
Don’t you dare take out a loan
The borrower is slave
You need money? Use your own!

Pay back those pesky debts
(they’re poison to your health)
Save up, invest, and give
And build yourself some wealth

Have to live like no one else
And always act your wage
Then you can live comfortably
When you reach a seasoned age

Sweat and sacrifice
is what’s required of you
So hustle, get it done!
The Lord will help you through


“…the borrower is servant to the lender”
-Proverbs 22:7

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PS: Many of the lines in my poem are taken from Dave Ramsey verbatim. I’m giving credit, so I’m not a plagiarizer! 

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Forgive us our debts…

ImageIn the late 1890s, the Mormon Church was deeply in debt. Lorenzo Snow, the then-president of the faith, prayed for help and inspiration. Thus, came the revelation of the modern tithe, as announced in 1899 in St. George, Utah. Within a few short years, the Church was out of debt. And we NEVER will be in debt again. Never. Not to brag or sound worldly, but the cash flow of the LDS church has been surging ever since (hint: We. Are. Rich. But we use the money well and none of our leaders are paid!)

ImageThough I know this is probably impossible, I sure wish our modern government would take SOME sort of look at how we (Latter-day Saints/Mormons) do things.  Cuz we know how to get things done, be efficient, be responsible stewards with our money and properties.  And there is no one in his/her right mind who can say the same about the United States.  Trillions of dollars in the hole doesn’t just go away…

ImageMore to come on these issues…

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We need more than just a passing glance

at the efficiency of Mormon finance!

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