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Best Week Ever!!

December 19th, 2011 at 04:18 am

Next week is going to be one of the best weeks of my life. Next week will be the week that my wife and I pay off our final debt. Its been a long time coming. We have been fighting to pay off our debt for about 5 years. Now finally the last $4400 will be paid off.

On December 14, 2011 I got a phone called that completely changed our financial plan. During the Christmas season Dave Ramsey was doing a different giveaway each day, from tv's to books and cash. I heard early on that he would be giving away $10,000 one day. I told my wife that would be awesome if we won that because then we would be debt free and have some extra money in the bank.

Well on Dec 13th I saw in the morning that the giveaway was $10,000 that day and it would be given away the next day. I was excited and started entering for the giveaway. There was no limit to how many times you could enter so I ended up entering just shy of 600 times. I really thought there was no way I was going to win until.....

On Wednesday I got a call from an area code that I didn't know. The guy told me that he was from Dave Ramseys office and that I was a top 5 finalist to win $10,000. I totally freaked out and was super excited. I was told that they would call me back at 2:30 that day. Knowing how Dave works I had a sneaking suspicion that there were no other finalists and that I was the winner but I didn't want to get my hopes up. So when 2:30 came around and my phone rang I was ready to hear what the verdict was. I was put on hold and told that Dave would talk to me in about 5 minutes. That was the most agonizing 5 minutes of my life. But when Dave came on and screamed that I won $10,000 I totally freaked out and screamed. (probably screamed like a girl, but thats ok) Dave told me that over 1 million people entered to win the money. I am still in shock that I won.

When I receive the check this week I am going to really enjoy paying off our last debt. Its been a long time coming and I am super thankful that it will now be over.

11 Responses to “Best Week Ever!!”

  1. MonkeyMama Says:

    That's awesome!

    I always enter those cash giveaways. I think I would faint if I actually won!!!

  2. MonkeyMama Says:

    P.S. Don't forget you will owe taxes on the money - set the taxes aside and be ready.

  3. DeniseNTexas Says:

    Wow, that's so exciting for you! Spend it wisely but enjoy it!

  4. Jerry Says:

    Holy cow, that is great! Even better if it leads you and your family out of debt, no less. (Now, I think you can be sure Dave Ramsey wants to have some insurance that you will be wise with this windfall...) Smile Congratulations!

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    Wow! Ryan so happy for you and your family. Definitely a game changer for your life. Make Dave proud!

  6. Ryan Says:

    Thank you for all the kind comments everybody.

  7. CB in the City Says:


  8. Mary Ann Says:

    Wow, simply wonderful...I am so thrilled for you!!!!!

  9. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That's fantastic!

  10. patientsaver Says:

    "Next week is going to be one of the best weeks of my life. "

    That was a great way to start off your post. It really got me wondering what was going to happen.

  11. child abuse Says:

    This is the best week ever! I am glad you are happy and excited with your savings! Impressed with your ability to save money!

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