Voice of Reason … or Treason?

- by jodimichelle

I just put a bunch of stuff for sale and I have people asking me WHY we’re selling our stuff. Including Aaron, but he’s well aware, he’s just pointing out that I like to do this. I love to sell our stuff.

And maybe this comes at a good time because I know so many people are making lists, checking them twice and waking up at ungodly hours to risk being run over for a sale.

This doesn’t appeal to me, surprising huh?

I’ve made no secret about the fact that I love Dave Ramsey and we’re in the Financial Peace University course right now – but I’ve just met the first person who admits to not liking him. Actually, quite the opposite, and it threw me – I’m not going to lie. I didn’t understand why someone would feel such strong feelings AGAINST a guy who’s doing so much GOOD … but their opinion didn’t match up with mine.

It was a great conversation actually. I walked away looking to dig deeper into a few different things, which I did and after all of that – I still agree with Dave.

Call me crazy, it really doesn’t bother me. I’ll call myself crazy, weird, not normal … all those things and that’s fine. I can take it.

I think the problem for most people is they listen to TOO MANY voices. Your parents’, your friends’, the infomercial guy selling you quick cash. And you just have to pick one. Be committed to SOMETHING. If you’re the gal who sells Avon, then be the gal who sells Avon.

I think it’s important to research and do your homework, especially when it comes to your own money – but I have no problem whatsoever sticking on Dave’s team and batting an average score of freedom and wealth.

I mean, really?

So yes, we’re selling some crap. Possessions. They’re things. If we some day have more square footage, then of course we’ll purchase and re-amass items, I just don’t subscribe to the rule of thumb that says we should pay someone else to keep them for us (storage unit, which we have) when at the end of a year, maybe two, we’ll have paid enough OUT that we could have already replaced a few of the items. Not all of them. But still.

Green is so much prettier than red.

By all means though, this is something I LOVE to talk about – so stir the pot. I want to know your opinions. Why NOT listen to some of Dave’s teaching? Why NOT be debt free and pay cash for everything? Why NOT have my income work for me instead of working for my income?

Most of what we’re selling are items we planned to sell after moving into the new home any way – we were looking to update or change our style and were saving to do so. Now that we’re not moving we’d like to make this apartment a little more comfortable – less “stuff” sitting around because we have it and make the space really work for the way our family lives inside of it.

On the list?

Bunk beds for the kids – who share a room.
Smaller couch (only half our sectional fits in our space now) and better seating for our active family.
New bed for us (our mattress is due for an update).

In order to do that, selling the current items is imminent. We don’t have spare bedrooms (or even space in the storage unit) to save the leftovers. So, away they go.

Anyone in the market for a couch, crib, car, chairs or coffee tables???

I know of a great deal. ;)

3 Responses to Voice of Reason … or Treason?

Katie says: November 25, 2010 at 3:14 am

As a person who packs up most of her belongings on a regular basis & moves a lot, I love this. If it doesn’t fit in the car, leave it behind. Sometimes I don’t have time to sell so friends are the “lucky” benificiaries of rugs. Art supplies always seem to fit though. Hmmm.

jodimichelle says: November 25, 2010 at 8:31 am

Meghan, haha. It was so fun – really, I like being challenged like that -it makes me look into things and really figure things out for myself, even if it’s still different :)

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