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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Frugal Friday - The Continuing Saga

If you want to read the first posts of our story you can find Part I here and Part II here.

We've made it through some awfully hard times, such as this Christmas, and we are now finally debt free, expect our house!  However, our story is far over.  We have had some great triumphs through the grace of God.  In order to stay out of debt and save for purchases(such as vehicles) with cash we must continue to live on less than we make.

So now we're debt free.  We reached the goal, we can stop right?  Wrong!  We still need a plan.  Every month we still make a budget and spend every dollar, on paper, on purpose!   It's a story that will continue for the rest of our lives, we must continue to work at it.

Keep on Keepin' On is the best Frugal Advice I can give once you've started. You WILL get out of debt.  You WILL reach that next goal.  You may fall down and scrape your knee, but just pick yourself up and just continue down the path.  The only way you fail is if you just lay there and don't get moving again.  You can do it!!!  I know it!  Just put one foot in front of the other and you'll get there before you know it! 

I've linked this post to Frugal Fridays with Life As MOM and Thrify Thursdays with Coupon Teacher.


Coupon Teacher said...

Thanks for linking up!

blessedpath said...

Thank you Lori for those words of encouragement!! We are nearing our first month on a budget, and I have to tell you, it IS possible to live on less!! It is kind of a game :) Thanks to you, I have gotten some amazing deals at Walgreens, and am loving the Register rewards!!

Mimi said...

Isn't it wonderful being debt free!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on getting debt free! I think your plan is just what you need to stay that way, too, and that a lot of people might pay off their bills and think, wow, now I can buy whatever I want and end up back in debt. Staying on track is smart. :)

Leslie said...

great post! I wish more people knew the joy of being debt free and how worthwhile any sacrifice is for it.

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