Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Getting Out of Debt

In the last four plus years helping people get organized professionally, I have seen a high correlation between debt and clutter. I recently read in my local newspaper that the Dexter United Methodist Church is offering a course for couples called Financial Peace University based on the teachings of a gentleman by the name of Dave Ramsey.

Interestingly enough, I heard of Dave Ramsey a few months ago from a participant of my seminar titled "Secrets of a Simply Organized Life." Mr. Ramsey's teachings are based on Christian principals, but I think they can benefit folks of any faith. Here is a link to his seven baby steps.


  1. My husband and I are facilitating a Financial Peace University class at our church. I have not heard of this correlation. Now I'm interested to find out from those in my group. Is there a tactful way to do that?

  2. Hello Marcia:
    I should clarify that my findings are purely anedotal, but I have heard enough from other organizers and read enough about debt to believe my gut feeling.
    You are wise to proceed with caution with your group as many folks are embarrassed of their clutter. Perhaps there is a segment on consumerism where it would be appropriate to ask or you can just ask politely. Let me know how it works out.
    Thank you for following my blog!