At first we started going through the Financial Fitness Program principles loosely and we never recorded any of our results. But, eventually we decided to get completely and fully committed to the Financial Fitness Program and we found that we had $426 a month that the ‘Green Box’ saved us from spending. That monthly savings doesn't even include the amount of money that Alicia and I saved when we switched from eating fast food to actually buying groceries and meal planning at home. That number may be close to $700+ saved monthly, but we haven't crunched those numbers yet. Basically that $426 was wasteful spending outside of our meals. Now we have a testimony that we can share with others!
My wife and I have been applying the Financial Fitness Program for a while now and we just had a major victory. We were able to pay off a $12K student loan. By paying off that student loan, it saved us $11,466 in interest!! That loan would have taken 172 more months to pay off if we were just making the minimum payment. By applying the principles of the Financial Fitness Program, we were able to save up enough money to write a check and pay it off completely and save ourselves all of that interest. Fired up!
Jeremy and Samantha Pethke