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A couple of Januarys ago, my Hubby and I stared at a list of things we wanted to do with our lives. Changes we wanted to make to our home. Fun trips we wanted to take with our family. Dream dates we’d love to go on.
And it was a shock to our plan when we realized that debt was keeping us from doing any of those things.
You probably have dreams similar to ours. But something is holding you back. Whether it’s too many bills, not enough savings, or the weight of money mistakes you feel like you’ll never overcome…it can make you feel hopeless.
Getting out of debt is fine for other people, but they don’t face the obstacles you have. If you just can’t get out of debt, learn what you can change to finally succeed and get the life you want most.
What’s on your bucket list? We all have that mental list of things we’d like to do “someday”. Visit Paris. Run a 10k. Meet the New Kids on the Block. Be debt free. See the bottom of the laundry hamper.
It’s a fine list. But how often do we really think about it? If these are life dreams, we need to start taking some action so we can live to see them become solid memories.
While I’d love to formulate a plan to meet Jordan (sigh), this is a frugal living and family blog. So I’m going to focus on the debt free goal. But you’re in luck. Because, honestly? That one is the key to making all of those other dreams happen. Trust me.
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Why does clutter seem to multiply overnight? You open a closet that you just organized only to find it stuffed full again.
You know that it’s important to keep up with it. Too much stuff is stressful for everyone. And we all have the best intentions. So you pull out the keep/trash/donate boxes and get to work.
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Once you’re done, you look at your closet with pride. It feels good to tackle that job!
Next up, dealing with those boxes. The trash box is easy enough. The keep box takes a little more effort, but you manage to find a home for everything.
Then there’s the donate box. You might take it straight to the donation bin in town. Or you might drop it in the corner of the garage or the back of your car. And it’ll stay there for months.
For weeks I’ve told you about the money saving book in the works. If you look forward to this series each week, I think this book will be perfect for you. It’s called 500 Ways to Save Money: Build a Cash Jackpot for the Best Things In Life. You can learn more about it here.
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Debt is the “loading” bar that will never let you see the entire video. If you’re tired of waiting for life to get to the good part, you have to learn how to get out of debt. I want to show you a better way to pay off debt that won’t leave you discouraged and frustrated.
Debt advice is only good if you can put it in action, so this article will give you the most important steps to take to be successful. Everything you want in life is on the other side of that pile of debt.
And the last thing I want you to do is quit before you even get started.
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Family pictures are a hassle. You have to book a photographer, find outfits for everyone, get through the day without tears, then remember to order your prints. Most of us probably have files of family photos that we never got around to printing. Which is a shame, because time moves quickly. We should hang those pictures up where we can enjoy them!
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Inside: Funny Christmas tags are awesome, because you get to give them the gift of humor…plus whatever you bought. Grab these totally free printables!
Christmas gift tags are one of those things that doesn’t cost that much to grab at a dollar store. But why not save a buck where you can? And be honest…when was the last time you stopped at the dollar store and spent only a dollar?
That’s why I love to find free printable Christmas gift tags whenever I can. This year, I decided to try my hand at making some of my own. Since my family loves to joke and play, why not use funny Christmas tags?
No decent blogger can create something like this and keep it to themselves. So I’m sharing with you. Feel free to choose any of your favorites below to download and print yourself.
Crafting and decor are not really my thing, but I do love a beautiful Christmas display. So I’ve been using Pinterest as my inspiration and fashioning some new ideas using things we have around the house to create a different display this year. I’ve been sharing my ideas on Instagram, so follow along if you like saving money on decor.
We’re also trying not to get carried away by spending on gifts. This time of year, the “might as well buy one more” attitude sneaks up on the best of us! That’s why I try to keep a written plan so we buy only the things we know will be loved.
You may have noticed that there was no debt check in back in November, and I’m sorry about that! But this series is not something I want to stop doing, because it keeps us accountable to our debt payoff plan. And I hope it helps you fight your own debt, too.
We started paying off this debt at the beginning of 2016, so we’ve been at it for nearly 2 years now. We’ve made some serious progress, which helps us get through the rough months.
Celebrating a large family Christmas is a blend of chaos, entertainment, and love. But it can get expensive! Here’s how to keep it simple and affordable.
There’s something magical about Christmas morning. But it’s even more magical when you have a large family to share it with. There’s always someone to share dreams and excited giggles with, and that just makes the anticipation even better!
Big families are often full of at least a little chaos, so it’s only natural that Christmas would get a little extra crazy when you have a lot of children to shop for. But it doesn’t have to get out of hand.
This year, we’re adopting a simple idea that won’t cost much, won’t take a lot of time, but will (ideally) change the feel of the way we celebrate the season. Learn the easy steps you can take to recreate this idea with your own family!