Happy Tuesday Carmalistas!
It’s been an eventful couple of weeks for hubs and I! We've been blessed to experience some awesome things together, and I’m going to share our latest life events with you all!
I can’t tell you guys enough how much our church has changed our lives. It was no coincidence that we were led to our church home three years ago upon moving to the greater Atlanta area. The love and inspiration from the other married couples, along with solid resources for a joyful walk with Christ made the decision to join that much easier! Our church has a blessing session for new members. It’s a time for your small group to uplift you and send you their blessings. It was one of the most emotional and spiritual experiences we've ever shared as a couple. Having a room of people pour out their love for you is overwhelming in the most positive way! It showed us how much we (in return) have inspired them! We’ll cherish that day for the rest of our lives.
The Millionaire Next Door
In addition to our blessing session, we've been knee-deep into a financial workshop offered by our church, where we read and discussed the national best-selling book, The Millionaire Next Door. This book explored the lives of the wealthy and how they live, maintain their wealth (net worth) , shop, what they drive, how they provide for their children , and prepare living wills. It was an overload of information, but the main theme throughout the book was that the affluent maintain their wealth by living within their means, and not by “keeping up with the
Kardashians Jones’s.” This was not in any capacity a book about how to get rich quick. It’s a study on how the wealthy maintain their net worth, what their strategies and habits are, and how they increase their finances through savvy investment, research, and making smart purchases. We will likely read the book again to get the meat from it. It's time to invest in a 401K…like yesterday! Many employers offer 401 K options for their employees. Married couples and especially newlyweds, it is imperative to discuss your finances regularly.
On Saturday, we attended the Atlanta Falcons pre-game against the Tennessee Titans. We were lucky enough to score tickets from a friend who couldn't attend, so he gave them to us at a discounted price…score! This was the first NFL game that we've attended together. Since the dirty birds are my honey’s team, he was more than excited to go! We've always wanted to go to a Falcons game, but something always got in the way or the timing wasn't right, but we finally made it! Hubby is hooked, so I’m sure he’ll want to go to a game during the regular season too!
Well, that about sums up the past two weeks of our life! I hope you enjoyed catching up with me today! What are some recent events you've participated in with your spouse? Let me know below!