Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Financial Peace

Today on my way into work, I finished the last CD in the Financial Peace University (FPU) kit that a friend let me borrow. I can honestly say that it was worth every single minute I spent listening to it. I feel like I learned so much and I just hope that I can remember some of it when the time comes to move on from babystep #2. I actually am thinking that I might ask them if I can buy the set off of them since it was the 2007 edition, so I might end up with it anyways.

Listening to FPU is just what I needed today after browsing one of my favorite websites and seeing the "poor white trash" folks being torn up and down about stretching every last dollar they can and frequenting big box stores like Wal-Mart, Target, etc. If I wanted to live at their standard of living, I could always bust out Master Card and Lady Visa and head on over to Whole Foods or D&W over here in Grand Rapids and just be wasteful in spending, but I don't think I would feel any better about myself by just spending more money. Ironically the most vocal and obnoxious probably don't wonder month to month if they'll have enough money to pay their house payment, or worry that a couple of extra prescriptions are going to push them out of the ability to make minimum payments.

I don't even know why I am letting it bother me, but it is.