Today was graduation day for our small group study of Seven Steps to Becoming Financially Free: A Catholic Guide to Managing Your Money. If anyone needed such a course it was me. They say a fool and his money are soon parted. So that explains the echo in my wallet.
Now that I've graduated am I financially free of all my debts and money woes? Ha! I am a much better steward of our finances than I used to be and that's really what it's all about. I'd recommend this course to everyone - especially if you're getting married or looking to buy a home, if you're in any kind of debt or even if you're a billionaire.
Here's what hit me tonight: If you want to be truly financially free, "you've got to live below your means." Woah! If anything we're living in a culture that preaches quite the opposite... or at the very least that you've got to live within your means. Even if you're more than just poor in spirit, you can still apply it.