If a picture is worth 1,000 words then what you see me wear should tell you something about who I am:
First and foremost…
I am a husband and value my marriage. This comes second only to my relationship with my maker. This is evidenced by the (paid-for) ring on my finger.
Second, I am a teacher
This is visible in the red wristband. The Great Recovery is a movement that challenges good people to get out there and teach biblically-bases financial principles that everyone can live by. I LOVE to teach people about money, how it REALLY works, and I explain it in a way that people who are smarter than me can understand (that would include almost everyone).
Third, I’m free from debt
Except for a reasonable mortgage, I am FREE as is shown by the orange band with the word “FREEDOM”. No car payments, no student loan, just budgeting and saving and paying attention, not interest.
If I were to hire a fitness coach I would pick the one that was thin and muscular. If I were to be in the hospital I would want the nurse who didn’t smoke and was attentive to the patients under her care. If you were to want help with your personal finances I would hope you asked for help from someone like me, not someone who wears expensive badges of success and “manages” their debt.
Did you hear the story about the Financial Planner who lost his house? He admitted that he knew better but decided to borrow 100% on a $575,000 house, re-financed it with a “pick-your-payment” type plan one year later, and made the smallest payment required – the one that adds to the balance each month instead of subtracting from it. I wonder what he’s wearing today. I wonder what his CLIENTS are wearing today?
What this should tell you about Steve Stewart:
I live Debt Freedom, I teach Debt Freedom, I AM Debt Freedom! What do you wear?