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As Ryan and I are wrapping our minds around bringing a little one into the world we are realizing just how big of a deal it is. I mean things from birthing plans to baby furniture, prenatal classes to deciding what items need to go on the registry. Finding a pediatrician and the list goes on!
Before we even were planning on getting pregnant Ryan and I would talk about things we wanted to do with our family, the traditions to start, lessons to teach and what legacy we would leave for our family. Ryan and I both have amazing families, we really do. They have made us who we are! However, there are some things that we plan to change. With our generation we plan to change our family tree. Our families have had to live mostly pay check to pay check with not much of a retirement awaiting. With us not only do we plan to be debt free, but we plan to leave a legacy behind!
We attended Dave’s “Legacy Journey Live” a few months back. I pulled out my little workbook the other day and was looking through it. I came to the part of what it means to leave a legacy as far as the different dynamics in each of our personal lives, in marriage and for our children. I wanted to share a few quotes and thoughts that I found in my book.
More money makes you more of what you already are- good or bad.
Dave was saying it doesn’t matter how much money we have. It is not going to change us. It is only going to make us more of what we already are. So (my thoughts here) make sure you are what you want to be before you start making/saving more money!
You can’t heal a wounded marriage through spending.
Dave explains that wealth building is a team effort. It cannot be done if one is out spending money trying to meet an emotional need. Which most likely will not even be fulfilled with things.
More is caught than taught.
Your kids need to participate in your giving.
Dave teaches our kids are going to learn more from what they see us doing not what we try to have a lesson with them about. They need to be a part of our giving, saving, and smart spending choices.
Dave Ramsey’s secrets to building a legacy is for sure knowledge that Ryan and I will pull from as we raise not only this child but all of our children in the future. We want to be, do and give more. Although money can be a very evil thing it can also be a very good thing if used in the right ways. Money only makes you more of what you already are! We want to be, do and give more. We plan on doing that through great choices, making differences and leaving a legacy!
What do you want your legacy to be?
Until Next Time- Truly Love,