I just got back from the Great American Homeowner Challenge at the Phoenix Civic Plaza and I am SO EXCITED!!!! I got to meet you and have you sign my book!!! I was so EXCITED to see you in person, that I got all star-struck and just rambled on about how much I love your books and seeing you on Oprah, I didn’t get to tell you my story!!!!!
Well, here it is!!!
My name is Amanda and I am 27, my husband is 35. I am reading “Smart Couples Finish Rich” for the 3rd time in 2 years. Each time I read it, I “get” something new!!! I love the way you write – it feels as if I am sitting and talking with a friend and getting everything explained to me in a way that makes everything just make sense!!! THANK YOU so much for that – it is so helpful because I can help others with the things I have learned because I can actually understand it!!!
Reading this book has changed our lives and the way we think about money. Because the things that you wrote,especially about the Value Circle, it helped us make a VERY big decision to sell our house and take the profit and move to a place we’ve always wanted to live – Colorado!!!
With the profit from the sale of our house we will be paying off all our debt – including 2 new cars, put 6 months of expenses into savings, save 20% of my husband’s income (I am a Stay-At-Home-Mom) AND buy our DREAM HOUSE!!!! AND pay an extra 10% each month toward the principal so we can shave YEARS off our mortgage and save us THOUSANDS in interest!!! It will not be a “win the lottery” dream house, but it will definately be a place we see ourselves raising our 3 children for many, many years!!! But hey, we can always buy that type of house once we finish – RICH!!!
None of this would have even crossed our minds if it weren’t for your books!!! My lightbulb moment came when I was reading about how TIME makes a BIG difference when it comes to money and compound interest. I had read the book twice before, but for some reason, this time around, I just GOT IT!!! Once I realized that my husband was ALREADY 35 and 40 would be here in no time and then retirement age soon after, I really woke up and went into action. I started finding our Latte Factor and soon realized that we have more of the Double Latte Factor!!! So we got our priorities in order and and will soon be living our DREAM LIFE in our DREAM HOME in a new and exciting place!!!
If it weren’t for Oprah, I would have not known about you and your wonderful books!!! If it weren’t for you and your wonderful books, we might have never had the courage to change our lives and live the way we really want to live!!! Thank you for showing us the way to make our dreams come true!!!