Today, my lil’ man turns 5 years old. Just typing it makes me feel like I have been punched in the stomach! I can’t believe Andon turns 5 years old today. As we celebrate another year of his life, I had to stop and share this.
He is the reason this all began.
Yes, if you read through our personal finance story, you’ll see that his health diagnosis while we were pregnant spurred me onto find another way to help us pay those bills and continue paying off our debt. 5 years later, I can stand here and tell you that we have paid off more than $200,000 in debt of all kinds: consumer debt, medical bills, car loans, student loans.
And yes, that was 200 thousand dollars – the price of a house!
Some of that was as a result of my money savvy ways, and other was a result of increased income. While I do believe you can be frugal, I also believe in increasing your income to help expedite the process wherever you can.
So, as another year passes of our youngest son’s life, I wanted to pause and take a minute to share that this site is around because of what we went through. This site continues because what you’re going through. I would love to hear your personal finance stories.
If you are willing to share with the Savings Lifestyle community,
and inspire someone reading,
please email me at [email protected]
Facing the challenges really did inspire us to think differently about our finances. Now we’re focusing off paying off the mortgage and investing more in our future. That is an entirely different post, one that I’m excited to be writing figuratively and literally.
Happy Birthday Andon Joe!