We Are a Dual Income Household Struggling to Get By. – Michelle

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  1. Michelle, I totally hear ya.

    We were a dual income family living paycheck to paycheck a year ago. Nine months ago I lost my job and then started a business. I spent my first six weeks of unemployment learning how to make frugality a science while I built my business.

    Knowing the cost of everything, swearing off eating out, and pinching pennies has helped us to pay off $30,000 in debt this year, and to cashflow all the costs of starting the new business. We think we’ll be totally debt free by the end of the year, and it feels great. I wish I’d known this when we had two jobs and money was much more plentiful.

    I won’t be taking abundance for granted again, that’s for sure.

    Good luck in your journey. Make your list and your budget and STICK TO IT. I used the free service Mint.com to tame our expenditures and identify them all. My husband and I have also enrolled in Financial Peace University. Your family might benefit from this as well–it teaches a lot about taming that financial dragon.

    Good luck!

    .-= Jessica´s last blog ..New Addition To the Virtual Family =-.


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