After two very lengthy budget meetings with my dear husband (where we actually laughed, smiled, sipped wine had a "good" time) we have finally made a plan. A plan to become debt free and then save up 6 months of expenses (with my husband's volatile job...6 months is a must). We have read Dave's book, planned out our goals and have even taken a few of our first baby steps.
letter to friends and family was meant to share our situation but in doing so, we have inspired my good friend R. She went to the library to check out the book, the librarian there told her that the book had changed her life (even more validation to start this program) and went home and told her husband that they were going to do this together. That is the most important part...doing it together. Dave stresses that communication be open and that you work together as a team.