Me, I'm a numbers girl. I love me some Excel files with complex, multi-sheet equations. When my husband and I were together, he would tell me that I would "run numbers" in my sleep. Like I would dream math. (I know, weirdo.) But even a numbers girl has some heart, which is why I went looking for Dave Ramsey and his psychological motivation. After seven months of paying on the highest interest rate card, I was still in a lot of debt. I needed some inspiration.
So, now I read about Suze's plan. I know I have mentioned this before, but I *love* Suze Orman. I love her show- especially the "can I afford it?" segment when people call in and say things like:
Hi, Suze! I want to buy a flat screen tv.
It costs 2000.00. I have 3500
dollars in credit card debt and I owe 10,000
on my Hummer/Escalade/whatever.
I make 75,000 a year and I
live at home with my parents.
Somewhere around the 3500 dollars in credit card debt Suze will start laughing hysterically. Then she'll say something like "Are you kidding me, boyfriend? There's no WAY you can afford that!" and the hopes and dreams of this poor guy are crushed forever. :)
Anyway, now I sort of want to do Suze's plan! But I'm gonna stick with Dave. I made a commitment to him, and I want to see how it pans out. So, I figure it took me 6 months to become disillusioned with my numbers plan, if after 6 months I need another change, it's Suze's turn.