Welcome everyone to Cents of Survival a blog by Anton Bossio. Man, this is kinda crazy. I would have never guessed that this would be a platform I would be involved in! I started this site for a few reasons. First, my wife, Tasha, has often encouraged me to do so. Second, I have a been on a path of finding out what my dream in life is and I have found what that is. This blog will be used as an avenue to convey my dream and build it from here.
So what, pray tell, is that dream? Well, I have a passion for personal finance with an emphasis on helping people get out of debt. My dream is to take that passion and make it a ministry of mine to help people escape the shackles and chains of their own debt. To create a legacy in their family and to pass down legacies of giving, rather than legacies of owing.
Debt is incredibly debilitating. It prevents people from doing what they love. It limits dreams, it is the original dream crusher. How can you concentrate on doing what you love when you have student loans, credit cards, mortgages, and pay day lenders keeping you down? Let me tell you from experience, it makes it darn near impossible. It made it so impossible for me, in fact, that we are 4 years down the road on our ‘get out of debt’ journey and I am just now able to start thinking about not just going to a 40 hour a week job to pay the bills, but pursuing a dream. I don’t want ANYONE else to have to do that.
I hope to reach those in any age group, but I have a special place in my heart for families just like mine. We are just about 10 years removed from college and still feeling the stranglehold of that experience. We have a beautiful little girl. We both hold full time jobs. Jobs that for the most part are ones that we are in, not because we love what we do, but because they pay the bills. What a terrible cycle. I work to pay the bills. Where is the joy in that? I find none.
Come along with us as we walk through a life, centered around our love and dependence on the Lord, and drastically trying to climb our mountain of debt. You will walk with us through struggles and joys, triumphs and learn about some of the tragedies we have lived through. I am excited to share life with you!