Recently a friend of mine started talking about Dave Ramsey and Dan Miller and their thoughts on money and life matters. I had heard about Dave Ramsey before from some online blogs but didn't know much about him. I hadn't heard about Dan Miller before. I liked a lot of what my friend was telling me about them so I decided to do some research. I discovered that they both had podcasts available through iTunes so I have been faithfully listening to Dave Ramsey and Dan Miller for a couple of weeks now.
I think my husband thought I was crazy for listening to them at first. Correction, I know he thought I was crazy. He thought that before I started listening to them, but that's beside the point. He's been on holidays the last two weeks and he's been doing some work on our house so he's been subjected to hearing some of the podcasts whether he liked it or not. I'm glad it worked out that way. He got to listen in without me asking him to and without having to actually admit that he has been listening in.
We've been married over 20 years and have never seen eye to eye on money matters, or most anything else, truthfully, but I think our money problems have been the worst of it. I am not a spender at all. I've been wanting to get a handle on our money for 20 years, but we can't seem to work together on it at all. Over those 20 years there have been two distinct times, about 10 years apart, when I remember seriously trying to work at getting a handle on our financial situation but failing miserably because he wasn't with the program at all and wasn't interested in working at it. I couldn't do it alone. I quit. It hasn't been a fun 20 years.
Tonight I listened as he talked about money matters for about an hour with the friend that first got me interested in Dave Ramsey and Dan Miller. Is there hope for the future? I sure hope so.
That's what's on my mind tonight.