Road to Financial Wellness 2016

Our friend Jason Vitug of Phroogal is returning to Denver with his second Road to Financial Wellness Tour. We’re excited to share that the Debt Free Guys will, again, be a part of the Denver event.

The Road to Financial Wellness is a nationwide campaign to “break the social taboos about money, and turn local discussions into a national conversation on financial well-being.” The tour starts today, June 6th, in Elizabeth, NJ and will take Jason and gang 10,218 miles across the country for 50 pit stops and 37 events, including Denver, and faces to face with 8,000 Americans in 90 days. Jason’s tour will end in San Diego, CA on September 21, 2016.

In support of his tour, Jason has asked us to share what financial wellness means to us.

What is Financial Wellness?

To us, financial wellness means having the freedom of time and experiences. It gives us the flexibility to do what we want, when we want with whomever we want. We’re not tied to someone else’s schedule or expectations because of debt or maintaining a lifestyle we cannot afford. It gives us chances to spend time with our loved ones, travel the world and experience new things without someone else’s approval or constraints.

Financial wellness requires understanding our current financial situation and our financial and life goals and then living accordingly. Living one way while wanting to live another creates conflict that manifests itself in negative ways.

When we had $51,000 in credit card debt, we didn’t have the luxury of choosing whether or not we wanted a job. We needed a job. We didn’t have the luxury of being able to pick up and go to the other end of the world. While we yearned for financial security, our lifestyle didn’t support it.

Financial wellness means having the confidence that we’ll be financially secure in retirement. We’ll only have to work if and when we want, not because we must.

Financial wellness means we can use money as the tool it’s meant to be and not be used as a tool by banks and credit card companies. Rather than paying down, we’re saving up.

Financial wellness is freedom, freedom of time, freedom of relationships, freedom of geography, freedom of flexibility, freedom or employment. The opposite is being burdened by banks, employers, our future and our lifestyle. Without financial wellness, we exist on other people and institution’s terms.

More About #TheRoad2016

The mission of The Road to Financial Wellness is to empower a generation to make better financial decisions to live their dream lifestyle. Join us Thursday, August 11th to meet and engage with local residents and personal finance bloggers, authors and speakers, community leaders, entrepreneurs, young professionals, and other social media influencers. More details to follow.

Use this event to create your own financial wellness. Every day is an opportunity to make better decisions. This is an opportunity to improve your financial well-being and live your best life.

Is the awesome life you always dreamed of
still somewhere over the rainbow?

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Comment List

  • Melanie @ Dear Debt 06 / 06 / 2016 Reply

    So spot on! —> “Financial wellness is freedom, freedom of time, freedom of relationships, freedom of geography, freedom of flexibility, freedom or employment. “

  • Candi Sparks 07 / 06 / 2016 Reply

    Loved the insight in this post! Imagine putting that 51K toward retirement. At the end of the day, we all buy our freedom. This post is surely a buy in. Thanks for posting.

  • ZJ Thorne 07 / 06 / 2016 Reply

    It is so important to remember that we can be burdened by our lifestyles. Re-focusing can help so much when wellness is our true pursuit.

  • Jason Vitug 08 / 06 / 2016 Reply

    “Financial wellness requires understanding our current financial situation and our financial and life goals and then living accordingly”. I couldn’t agree more. And we’re looking forward to seeing you guys in Denver as part of this road trip. Thanks for taking part in this blog tour!

  • Amber Masters 10 / 06 / 2016 Reply

    We LOVED participating in Jason’s challenge. Love what you wrote– financial wellness is FREEDOM! We are currently blogging about our $560k in student loan debt. It really feels like bondage. Some day we’ll be free!

    • David Auten 21 / 06 / 2016 Reply

      OMG! $560k is crazy! I sure hope you have income from all that student loan debt. 😉 You will make it. Keep being #MoneyConscious.

  • CentSai 11 / 06 / 2016 Reply

    We love the Financial Road to Wellness and Jason! The idea of financial wellness and being conscious of your financial state and living accordingly is so spot on and should be used by many people in their personal lives. Thanks for sharing!

  • David Rae 19 / 07 / 2016 Reply

    Love it guys, keep up the great work

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