I am Joey Sparks, the Youth Minister at the Midway Church of Christ in Jasper, Alabama. My wife Amanda and I have been working with the Midway church for over four years now. We also celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary on May 20th.
We feel very strongly about making responsible financial decisions. That, of course, doesn't mean we always make sound financial decisions. We hope participation in this blog effort will be yet another positive influence upon our financial standing.
Here is a brief financial snapshot of our current situation:
- Two incomes
- Excellent insurance/benefits (through Amanda's job)
- Substantial student loan debt
- Some credit card debt (currently at 0%)
- 1 used car payment
- We eat out too much ;)
Additionally, Amanda and I hope to walk you through participation in The Simple Dollar's 31 Days to Fix Your Finances as we "fix our finances."
Both Amanda ('04; BS, Public Relations) and I ('05; BA, Bible) are alumni of Freed-Hardeman University. In the Fall, Lord willing, I will begin work on a Master's of Divinity from Regions University in Montgomery, Alabama.
Thanks for your interest in faithful stewardship. May God help us all to make responsible financial decisions.
joey.sparks @ gmail.com
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