Debt Free Diary- Entry 6

6/12/16

Thanks, Dave Ramsey. I’m officially a freak.

I no longer use hair products or cleaning products- yay vinegar and baking soda. My husband refuses to take medicine for anything- apple cider vinegar to the win again! My next project is to cut up old T-shirts to use instead of paper towels.We have eaten beans and rice in various forms throughout the week.

It’s official.

We’ve gone off the deep end.

My husband talks about debt to EVERYONE. I think he wants to be the Mexican Dave Ramsey. He was actually excited today that his eyes swelled shut and he couldn’t play paintball because he got to save money. I’m telling you, we’ve lost it.

On a serious note, I can see both of our mindsets changing. This time we actually get it.

My husband understands that one trip paintballing could mean a month or two more of debt. I now understand that taking the train because it’s “comfy” instead of the L is actually costing me $25 extra a month. That’s $300 a year. My comfort is not worth $300.

I learned that when you buy pre-made food, one meal costs about as much as a whole day normally would. I find coupons very overwhelming. I have come to terms with the fact that the thrift store is my weakness. I buy things I don’t need there, just because it is cheap. I learned that online garage sales don’t work that well.

I learned that the tortoise- he always wins.

I know this is going to be hard and it is going to take time and sacrifice. That’s ok. Being debt free and living like no one else in a few years is worth the struggle.

Making sure my son and any other children God blesses us with go to college debt free is worth it. Being able to actually open my orphanage, or whatever other dream God instills in my heart, one day will be worth. Being free of the bondage of debt and able to dedicate our talents 100% to serving the Lord instead of serving lenders will so be worth it.

I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and I don’t care how long it takes me to make it through the tunnel; I want the light. Me and my bottle of vinegar, we are going to keep running toward that light.

Author: Vanessa

Mom. Writer. Lover of all things DIY. My mission is to empower my fellow creatives to show money who’s boss, ditch debt and follow their dreams. Achieving debt freedom isn’t easy but our dreams are worth it!

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