I've checked my phone about one million times this past week. We closed on our cabin on Friday afternoon. There was one form left to be signed by the buyer (who wasn't there, since the sale was a 1031 exchange), so our funds would likely be delivered the next week. On Monday morning I started … Continue reading We Paid Off the House!
So, you want to get out of debt and give your family a brighter future. Congratulations! That's fantastic! Realizing that changes need to be made in your financial picture is the first step towards freedom. Unfortunately, now is also the time that many people think, "I'd love to do that, but there is just no … Continue reading Creating an Emergency Fund for Your Family
Fall is my favorite season by far. Cool, crisp air. Warm, cozy sweaters. Gorgeous leaves. Ah, it doesn't get much better than this! During our journey out of consumer debt I needed to get...well, creative, when it came to our family activities. And boy, did I ever still want to celebrate fall, despite our small … Continue reading Cheap (or Free) Harvest Activities for Your Family to Enjoy
Debt. It is such an ugly word which has a hold on so many of our lives. I know it did mine! For so many years my husband and I were slave to the lender, and we aren't out of the woods yet. By the grace of God we are close, with only a little … Continue reading How Debt Hinders a Stay-at-Home Mom
A couple of days ago, I wrote an article about how we can afford to be stay at home moms. In this post, I mentioned that our family has paid off over $260,000 worth of debt within the last three years and have received just a tad of push back. Because of this large amount … Continue reading Sacrifice During Our Debt Free Journey and Ideas to Help Moms Stay at Home with Their Children
My family has been riding the highs and lows of our debt free journey for some time now. Today we reached another milestone. We now owe $29,945 on our mortgage. Glory to God! We have scrimped and saved, looking for each and every penny we could throw at our consumer and vehicle debt, then my … Continue reading Gratitude During Our Debt Free Journey
Ladies, I'm beyond grateful and excited because as of today, $31,699 is left on our mortgage. Lord willing, we will see the $20k's within two weeks or so. We are almost three years into our debt/mortgage free journey. I'm so grateful to God for how far He's brought us. All glory belongs to Him. So … Continue reading $31,699 Left on Our Mortgage
Hello, friends. As I type, I'm sitting in the living room of our new-to-us cabin. We have downsized, yet again. This time it's more in the manner of land instead of house size. We now live on 1.5 acres instead of 6. The land is both hillside and rocky, not at all usable like our … Continue reading Downsizing, Again?