Monday, October 2, 2017

More Than Just Making It Hope for the Heart of the Financially Frustrated By Erin Odom, The Humbled Homemaker

More Than Just Making It Hope for the Heart of the Financially Frustrated

By Erin Odom, The Humbled Homemaker 

When you're trapped in a cycle of financial frustration, and you feel like you've tried everything only to end up with more month than money yet again, More Than Just Making It is your promise and pathway to thriving again.
Take it from someone who's been there. Erin Odom grew up in the private schools and neatly manicured lawns of Upper Middle Class America, but was thrown into low-income living during the economic crash. She was a stay-at-home-mom, her husband was supporting the family on a teacher's salary, and despite the fact that they had no debt to their name, they were scrambling to make ends meet. Suddenly Erin found herself standing in line for food stamps, turning down play dates because she couldn't afford the gas, and ultimately walking into bankruptcy court in the eighth month of her third pregnancy.
More Than Just Making It tells the story of their breaking point, as well as the triumph of their comeback. It took hard work, creativity, and faith in God’s provision to reset their bank account as well as their hearts, but ultimately they found a new way to thrive and freedom from financial anxiety. You can do the same. Learn how Erin and her family saved enough money to put $30,000 down on a home, buy a minivan in cash, and begin sending their daughter to private Christian school. More Than Just Making It will encourage readers to rise above their circumstances, empower them with money-saving tips, and reimagine the good life as God designed it outside the myth of the American Dream.
My Thoughts:
I really like this book. My husband and I are pursuing the debt free life style and trying to get out of our student loan debt, so I found this book to be super encouraging. I thought this book was helpful for those who are financially frustrated or for those who aren't, but are looking for tips to handled their finances better. Erin talks about how she and her husband were not able to live on his income as a teacher and how they had to rise up to trust God beyond their circumstances. It is a wonderful book and I highly recommend it! It isn't just a book about debt, but a book about re-inventing how you live and how your spend or how you envision your lifestyle and what matters most. This book is a great book for those who are trying to get out of debt and I found it super helpful. I give this book 5/5 stars. A favorable review was not required and all opinions are my own. 

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