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Memorial Day has thankfully received more attention in recent years, and for very good reason.
The Servicemembers we honor on Memorial Day have paid the ultimate price so that we can live our lives. They have been examples of a truly giving spirit, and the best way to say thanks is to give as well, albeit in a different way.
We can live out our thank-you each day.
As citizens of this country, we have a responsibility to do the best we can with our lives and hold up our end of the bargain to make this country great. Those who have sacrificed didn’t do so for the rest of us to waste our opportunities. We should work to make life better for our families and those around us.
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If you worked hard to make sure your budget balanced then came home to find your spouse had busted it by spending money that wasn’t agreed upon, you’d be pretty upset that you were the only one who did the right thing.
When people are fighting and dying for our freedom, using that freedom to take on too much debt isn’t the right thing. Neither is making so many monthly payments that you have nothing left over to give. Or losing your job because you kept coming in late, thus creating a money strain that can threaten your marriage. Or, or, or …
Don’t let something you control bottom out like that. You have both the liberty and the chance to live a good life, strengthen your family, grow your wealth, and leave a legacy. A proud few have made that possible, so it’s up to the rest of us to make it happen.
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