Slaying the Debt Dragon: How One Family Conquered Their Money Monster and Found an Inspired Happily Ever After
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Are your finances getting out of control? Have you made mistakes with your money? Are you in more debt than you’d like to admit?
Cherie Lowe has been there. She and her family found themselves $127,482.30 in debt (did your jaw drop?). They hadn’t bought a yacht, blown it on designer clothes, or purchased a mansion. The small, everyday expenses of living just added up―until suddenly, the Lowes were being threatened by one dragon of a debt.
But through hard work and with God’s help, Cherie’s family vanquished this foe, one bill at a time. And you can too! In Slaying the Debt Dragon, Cherie shares how her war on debt made her financially free, strengthened her marriage, taught her children valuable money-management skills, and brought her whole family closer to God and one another. As you read her battle tales, you’ll be armed with the weapons you need to fight your own financial foes. With God, all things are possible―and your inspired happily ever after can begin today.
air? Those are the final statements that had been added to the pile on our refrigerator. That photo was taken the day we paid our last debt. We could not recreate the look of relief in our eyes even if we tried. But we picked the papers back up and clipped them to the side of the fridge again, even after that day. The other document is a single sheet of notebook paper. Its edges are worn, and you can even see the scraggly evidence of where it was once spiral bound. Marked with coffee stains
my legs feel creaky, and I’m kind of cranky. When you first start your debt-slaying journey, it probably won’t feel good. You might be a little winded and cranky too. But don’t give up, even if you’re sore and convinced you’ll never make it to the finish line. Looking back over the marathon Brian and I ran to pay off our debt, I can honestly say that every moment of self-doubt, every stinking sacrifice, every time I had to turn down something fun because “we couldn’t afford it” pales in
time. It’s not a complicated, smarty-pants economic treatise either. The steps I outline are practical and actually simple to follow if you dedicate yourself to the great quest of paying off those bills. Eliminating debt has less to do with the dollars in your pocket or the score on your IQ test than you realize. Stepping into financial freedom requires small, simple, gradual changes made over time and with resolve. I hope you’ll allow me to guide you on your journey by outlining the changes we
themselves. Another is close to paying off their final credit card. One of them invited us to their mortgage-burning party. Everyone has a story. Everyone’s story ripples. Whose waves are you feeling, and which ones are you sending forth? Proverbs 13:20 says, “Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm” (ESV). Please note, this is not saying you will become a fool if you keep company with fools. You will suffer harm. But if you walk with wise people,
having so much debt. No one says, “When I grow up, I want to have over $100,000 in debt!” or “I’m overjoyed to have such a heavy financial burden hanging from my neck. It’s swell!” At the same time, I couldn’t wrap my head around exactly how we would ever pay it off. After all, I picked up the groceries, bought the girls’ clothes, and paid the bills. I knew we were barely making ends meet. There seemed to be so very little wiggle room in our current situation —and the last time I checked, $127K