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span xmlns=””/spanbr /div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”” imageanchor=”1″ style=”clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;”img border=”0″ height=”126″ src=”” width=”200″ //a/divspan xmlns=””Back in November, I a href=””posted/a about a great week we had for our family. Towards the end of that post, I mentioned that I was holding off sharing something. It was such irony in our debt freedom journey that it made me nbsp;LOL when it happened during that fabulous //spanbr /span xmlns=””My husband strongemLOVES/em/strong entertaining. The first time I ever saw him he was on stage performing magic in front of hundreds of people. With that aspect of his personality, it was no surprise that he also strongemLOVES/em/strong acting. He was very involved in theater in high school and college. Before we got married, he had an agent and did some extra work, but not much more than that. It didn’t pay much and he finally had to make a decision to let it go for a season and focus on finding a career that paid the bills. br //spanbr /span xmlns=””Fast forward 15 years and 3 kids later, we revisited the idea of him jumping back into the acting arena. He had been volunteering with the acting team for our church, but he wondered how he would do in the professional world in this season of his life. We met with a friend who was already in the acting scene in our area and he asked a LOT of questions. She referred us to her agent; he auditioned and was accepted into their agency. Because we were on the Dave Ramsey plan, we were very conscientious about the money we would “invest” in acting. em{By investing, I mean the cost for headshots, acting class, travel, etc. A legitimate talent agent will NEVER require payment in order for you to start. Legitimate agents get paid when you get cast in an acting job.}/embr //spanbr /span xmlns=””He got a couple of jobs that paid for our initial investment and then…nothing. Zip, Zilch…NADA. We have always been realistic that acting is a process. It’s not an I’m-so-good-I’ll be-famous-instantly career. Those that are serious about it know that it takes a lot of work, patience, and //spanbr /span xmlns=””In November, he went on an audition em{that was nothing new}./em Then he was called back em{nothing new here either}./em But then he got strongemTHE/em/strong call. He was cast to act in a National commercial for….wait for it….br //spanbr /span xmlns=””…Debtwise by Equifax. He was to play a man who is getting out of debt!! How funny is that?!? br //spanbr /span xmlns=””Here we are working our way out of debt and he gets a role where he is working his way out of debt. br //spanbr /span xmlns=””Plus, not only is the commercial for a debt reduction program, but the money he made from the commercial went to debt reduction. br //spanbr /span xmlns=””Oh, I love irony in life. It makes it much more amusing, don’t you think? Do you have any stories of irony in your debt-freedom journey?br //span