ChooseFI Ep. 152 Listeners Welcome!

Today is November 6, 2019. My interview with Brad and Jonathan on the ChooseFI Episode 152 aired 2 days ago. My desire for this interview and, really every time I tell my story, is to help others in the same situation and give people hope. I have been overwhelmed and humbled by the reaction to my story!

I want to tell everyone who listened or watched, commented and subscribed to my blog WELCOME and THANK YOU!

My goal for this website is to provide a safe place to discuss our financial difficulties or hang-ups. After all, there aren’t many people in our lives we can talk to about money, right?

I also want to give folks a place to talk about what the Bible says about money. God has called us to be good stewards of our resources. This includes, but is not limited to our money. If we steward or manage our resources well, we are in a position to help others. Being generous brings a joy to our lives like nothing else will. We don’t give just to receive back, but I can tell you the giver is always blessed!

I’m going to start my posts with financial basics for anyone who is just starting to get a handle on their money. It will be finance 101 type info. Then I will be exploring other topics like our attitude about money and generosity. I also hope to discuss interesting life hacks, like travel rewards and frugal lifestyles.

I also have a Facebook page, Started At 50. Feel free to leave a comment or start a conversation there.

One again, THANKS and feel free to leave comment or start a conversation anytime. I’m excited about all of us doing this “FI Journey” together!

Till next time…

Welcome to Started at 50!

First of all, thanks for stopping by and checking us out!  Second, let me tell you a bit about who we are and why I’m starting this blog.  My name is Becky and my husband is Stephen.  We are originally from Texas, and when Stephen retired in 2018 we moved to the mountains of Colorado.  We moved from sea level with heat, humidity and mosquitos to 8500 feet. It’s cold, dry and beautiful!

Now, the reason for the blog.  Stephen and I spent a big chunk of our adult life making poor choices.  Choices about relationships, parenting and money.  The short version of the story (read the whole story here) is that we started living out our faith and our relationship with Jesus Christ in our 40’s, and as a result, started making better choices in our marriage and parenting. 

Believe me, it was baby steps at first, but we gradually made progress.  Then at about 50 years old, we started making better choices with our money.  It was at that point that God really blessed our family.  Not only financially, but in other areas, too.  It was like He was waiting for us to grow up and be ready for His blessings. 

We are not trained or skilled at financial matters other than our own experiences and being students of “The School of Hard Knocks.” LOL.  What we do have is a passion for helping others who are struggling because of a lack of knowledge (You don’t know what you don’t know!), or those who, like us, didn’t start as early as they should have and now feel lost and/or hopeless.  Our hope with this blog is to share the basics of good, sound financial information in the framework of our faith and dependence on our Heavenly Father.  We are by no means the only place to find financial info, but we hope to create a place of peace and hope in a culture bent on keeping up with the Joneses and instant gratification.  We want to offer hope to young adults that don’t know how to start with their finances and to a more mature generation that is afraid “It’s too late!”

As a little dash of spice, we will throw in some of our experiences in learning how to be retired and learning how to live in the mountains.  It’s beautiful, but does anyone have any oxygen?!

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.  Micah 6:8