This is my first post! I am excited about what God is doing. I want to discuss some of the common hidden secrets in the Black community. Yes, I said HIDDEN! It’s time for us to be honest with each other and most importantly with ourselves. Let’s talk about all the things that we felt ashamed about and more importantly how we will overcome them.
My first secret is that I was in a mountain of debt. From the outside looking in, I had it all- a nice car, nice home, expensive clothes and lots of credit card bills to prove it. I was ashamed and I refused to tell anyone just how bad it was. It wasn’t until I attended Dave Ramsey Financial Peace class at my church. It was a 13-week course that my husband and I attended together. One of the first exercises we had to write down anything we spent on money for a month. I was astonished to see we had spent over $600 in eating out. So its easy to believe when I added up my credit card balances I almost fainted. After completing the course, we had a plan to become better financial stewards over our finances. It took several years to pay off the debt but the freedom is fabulous. I encourage you to take the steps needed for your FINANCIAL FREEDOM. It will change your life.