13 Ways to Work Toward an Impossible Financial Goal

13 Ways to Work Toward an Impossible Financial Goal

Married at just 22 and 21, today’s guest poster, Kendra and her husband quickly realized that their dream of owning a home in the country was way out of reach, but they didn’t let that stop them! They purchased a smaller home in town as a stepping stone, and now they’re paying their whole mortgage in just 10 years! Here’s how they’re doing it.

How to Pay Off Debt Fast with a Low Income

How to Pay Off Debt Fast with a Low Income

An in-depth look at How to Pay Off Debt Fast with a Low Income (from a frugal mom who has actually done it!)

You’ll learn how to get out of debt even if you don’t think it’s possible, make a better budget, save money even when you’re already living frugally, and find ways to earn extra money to throw at your debt. Plus, you’ll be inspired by more debt free stories of real families who are paying off their debt fast, even on a very tight budget.

My Debt Free Story in 14 Questions

My Debt Free Story in 14 Questions

Today I’m over at Family Balance Sheet chatting with Kristia all about the story about how we paid off over $22,000 in less than 9 months. We are both very passionate about helping families live out their best stories even on a tight budget, so it was a joy to...
My Debt Free Budget Breakdown

My Debt Free Budget Breakdown

Wondering how much you should spend in each budget category? Here is a budget percentage breakdown comparing our real life monthly household budget, Dave Ramsey’s budget percentages, and the spending habits of the typical American. Plus, tips for making your own debt free budget plan.

Debt Free in 2015

Debt Free in 2015

I NEVER thought that it would be possible for us to be out of debt within a decade, let alone less than a year. My first instinct was to avoid disappointment and just accept it. Then I started to realize all the ways that our debt (more specifically the $400+ we had...
My One Word 2015

My One Word 2015

In “long standing” blogging tradition, I’m choosing one word to represent my 2015. Unlike resolutions or even goals which are easily broken, this is one word that I will keep coming back to as the mission or theme for the whole year. My word for 2015 popped into my head back in October, and it hasn’t let me go since.

My First Podcast Interview

My First Podcast Interview

  I remember well the day I discovered the Simple Mom Podcast.  My oldest was just learning to walk, and it was amazing to be able to have a hands-free connection to the outside world, even while I was chasing a toddler. Up until then, I had never heard of a...
How We Paid Off $22,047 in 9 months – We Are Debt Free!

How We Paid Off $22,047 in 9 months – We Are Debt Free!

Back when I first read about the concept of being “debt free” I immediately dismissed it. Ya right, there’s absolutely no way we’ll be able to do that on one low-income with one little kid and another one on the way. That’s great for them, but they don’t know how much debt we have and how small our income is!
At that point, I had pretty much accepted the fact that my husband and I would finally be paying off our student loans about the time our kids hit college age. There wasn’t even a tiny inkling of hope that our family would be debt free within ten years, let alone one! But then…

Debt Free in 2014

It was early 2013, a new year, and a time for resolutions and starting over. I opened one of my favorite blogs, Keeper of the Home, and happened upon Stacy’s guest post entitled, “How to Be Debt Free in 2013.” What an intriguing title. Curious, I...
How We Paid Off Our Debt Faster with this 1 Simple Tip

How We Paid Off Our Debt Faster with this 1 Simple Tip

Just over three months ago, almost on a whim, my hubby and I decided to start putting a little extra on our student loans. It seemed like a small amount that would hardly make a dent in the huge sum we owed, until we really started looking at the numbers. You see, I’ve lately learned the value of what once seemed like an inconsequential amount and what a big difference it can make in helping you pay off debt faster.

Resolutionizing

Do you remember what your New Year’s resolution was last year? Did you keep it? A lot of people do a 30 before 30 list, but my only goal for the year was to survive and grow a healthy baby. I was in the midst of first trimester fun, and I knew even then that it...

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