Town Hall For Hope
I imagine that I’m not the only one out there who has almost completely stopped listening to the news. I know what it’s going to say: America is out of money; America is out of hope. The financial state of our nation has not only taken food off many tables, but it has also placed a shawl of hopelessness and depression on many backs.
Last week, I went to Walmart and saw a familiar man and spoke to him as an acquaintance. As soon as I spoke he turned to me, and as if he had been dying to tell just anybody, he blurted, “I just picked up my paycheck, and I came straight to buy groceries. That is all my paycheck will buy.”
The way that man hunched low under such a burden was a proclamation of defeat. He walked away with nothing more to add, and I quickly strolled to the next isle with tears rolling down my face.
So many are asking, “What are we going to do?” and more still have stopped asking at all and, like me, struggle with fear and a lack of direction.
I have never enjoyed studying the economy. I’d rather study poetry, but when I read about Town Hall For Hope, directed by Dave Ramsey, my heart leaps, and I have to say: I am excited to hear the word HOPE in correlation to finances in America. Dave Ramsey’s voice has aided many in gaining Financial Peace, and I suspect as one having been well-acquainted with the lows of financial ruin in his past, he is the appropriate guy to lead us in conversation about “what’s happening with our economy, how we got here, and where we’re going.”
Mark your calendars for this nationwide, live event April 23, 8:00 PM ET. Visit Town Hall for Hope and sign up to host an event or to find where one is being hosted near you.
Help me spread the word about Town Hall for Hope, and I’ll enter your name to win one of three amazing gifts from Dave Ramsey:
1. The Starter Special with Budgeting Tools includes Dave Ramsey’s book, The Total Money Makeover, Financial Peace Revisited, Cash Flow Planning DVD, Dumping Debt DVD, and the Starter Envelope System, retailing $49.99.
2. The Deluxe Envelope System is a nice cash management system. I’ve always wanted one of these, retailing $19.95.
3. Financial Peace University Jr. for Kids (3-12) is a hands-on way to teach children the value of earning money, retailing $19.95.
To enter the three drawings, visit Town Hall for Hope, mark your calendar, and leave me a comment telling me what excites you the most about it. For more entries, you can add a Town Hall for Hope button to your blog, and you can link to Town Hall for Hope from your Facebook page. Just leave me a separate comment for each thing you do. You can also twitter the following (just copy and paste): Pls RT Join @amberrunsamuck. Check out Town Hall For Hope, http://tinyurl.com/c9lprj for an amazing Dave Ramsey prize drawing #thfh
We’ll draw names for the prize winners this Saturday at noon!
Thank you for joining me, and I look forward to seeing this Community build into one of HOPE. Peace be with you.