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February 17th, 2014 at 09:55 pm

My husband and I signed up for Dave Ramsey financial peace university. I am grateful that church waived fee for us. Finally, I can say my husband is on the same page with me.

So here our insight on our financials:

We paid off 2 credit cards and personal debt, so we have 2 cards to go and car loan. We was able to save $1500 for emergency fund, still need $1000 so, until we pay off rest of debt. My online survey taking, swagbucks and etc, brought us $100 in cash for Christmas plus $25 gift card for kids clothes and $20 gift card for my husband for Christmas or birthday. Also we still participating in 365 days for each kid and 52 weeks challenge, so we have around $38.00 and $36.00.

Of course all of this saving didn't come easy, my husband had to do multiple gigs and tax refund helped. Not to mention we live in very tight budget, where is no room for entertainment or eating out or any extra purchases except basic necessities, like diapers, soap and etc.

3 Responses to “Our progress”

  1. Looking Forward Says:

    Glad you gave an update. Keep up the good work! Smile

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Great progress. You have to be feeling better about where you are. Keep up the awesome work!

  3. snafu Says:

    It's difficult but I'm confident that you can get through this patch and it will get easier. terrific to have paid off two CCs and a personal loan.

    Your mention of soap hit a chord...I wonder if you would consider making your own laundry detergent. There are many video blogs on You Tube to explain the process. Once I bought each of the inexpensive ingredients and combined, I was shocked by how little soap was needed for excellent results. The biggest problem was finding appropriate containers for the large quantity of detergent that results. We used a couple of gallon type ice cream buckets. Large, light weigh pots with lids from one of the charity shops would also work well I only need 2 Tablespoons of detergent for a regular load and dab a dime's size bit on any stain or the hems of jeans that are trod on.

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