My name is Jamie, and once upon a time, I was a blogger here at Medium Sized Family.
Life in our medium sized family has been c-r-a-z-y for the past year. So much so that I had to let a ball drop. Unfortunately, that ball turned out to be the blog.
You know, sometimes I look around and see other rock star women who manage to homeschool their children, do a home makeover, and run an amazing blog, all while giving birth and keeping a well stocked freezer. And it turns out, I am not that woman.
(No, I did not give birth again in the past year. But the homeschooling and home renovation stuff, yeah. We did that. I also ran for a political office in our small town. And now we have 3 high schoolers, all in different high schools.)
But for now, let’s focus on that whole home renovation part, shall we?
We Have a Second Bathroom!
A dream that we’ve had for the 13.5 years we’ve lived in this house is to have a second bathroom.
Having 8 people in a house with only one bathroom goes EXACTLY like you would think it would go.
There’s always a line. Always.
(Really? It’s 2 a.m. and someone is in the bathroom? Uh huh.)
The room smells like 5 boys use it all the time.
It’s not pretty, no matter how many ways I try to paint it.
That was life for 13 years and 6 months (almost exactly) (but who’s counting?).
But finally, my dreams have come true! I have my own bathroom in my own master bedroom!
Inside: Ready to pay off debt, but not sure where to start? Let’s look at your options!
Medium Sized Family readers, give a welcome to Jacob from Dollar Diligence! He’s going to give us his perspective on debt today.
A few years ago, I paid off $25,000 of student loan debt in just 15 months. This was a HUGE feat for me and I am so glad that I did it. If I did not, I would still be living in the minimum payment world with a payoff future date of 10 or more years from now. Not what I wanted.
When it comes to debt, whether you have student loans, credit cards, or even an auto loan, you want to make sure that YOU choose what debt is paid off first. If you do not choose, then your money will not be allocated properly and you will remain in debt for longer than you needed to be, which means wasted money in interest payments.
This blog exists for one reason: to serve my readers. I work to become a better blogger every day, and I can really only do that with your help.
It’s been over a year since I last surveyed the Medium Sized Family readers, so it’s definitely time to do it again! Tell me a bit about yourself. Whether this is your first visit to Medium Sized Family or you check in often, I’d like to know how I can help you out.
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I’m excited to have a post featured today at The Penny Hoarder. I hope regular readers of Medium Sized Family will jump over and check it out! I’m going into detail about how our motto, #yearofno, has helped our family gain ground on our big goal of paying off debt this year.
If you are new to Medium Sized Family, welcome! Is your family also on a journey towards freedom from debt? If you like finding ways to save money, I think this blog will be a great fit for you.
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