Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Financial Peace AND Free Crafts!!
If you're hesitating because this sounds a little too left brained and like not a lot of fun for you, boy have I got a surprise for you!
As wonderful as this all is, I have to say (as a Financial Peace University graduate) that the only thing I was disappointed in was the cash envelope system. The system itself is great, I still use it, but those manila envelopes were about as exciting as an IRS audit. If Dave really wanted me to carry those envelopes with me everywhere I go, he should have made them prettier.
Digichick to the rescue! The fine people at TheDigiChick.com have developed a template for the cash envelopes that will let you turn your favorite decorative or scrapbook paper into envelopes that are just the right size for your wallet! That makes me happy.
Just jump on over to TheDigiChick.com and add their "Standard Envelope Template Set" to your shopping cart. It's completely free but you do have to go through the check out process as if you were making an actual purchase. Once you've done that, you will get an email containing the link where you will download your templates.
The download will include several formats, but I prefer the plain jane template. Just use your home computer and printer to print the template onto the back of a sheet of 8-1/2 x 11 scrapbook paper. The template shows you exactly where to cut, fold and glue to make your lovely new cash envelope system.
Dave Ramsey provides you with envelopes that look like these. Very functional but not exactly exciting, wouldn't you agree?
With just a little time and some soul soothing effort, you could have an envelope system like one of these: