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Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Simple Dollar

     Today, I just wanted to share a website with you all that I'm really loving.  It is called The Simple Dollar.  It features things like book reviews, inexpensive recipes, and financial advice that is EASY TO UNDERSTAND. Hallelujah forever and ever, Amen! I'm really enjoying this blog.  He even gets down to the nitty-gritty details of life like- get this- the frugality of paper towels!

 You can read more about his journey (overcoming $20,000 worth of credit card debt) and how he plans to stay debt-free under the tabs "my story" and "about."  He also had great advice in the side bars, too!  Take a minute to explore!  

The Simple Dollar

Just thought I'd share.  

In other news, we just moved a lot of our money from savings to pay down our credit card (but left $1,000 in our emergency fund per Dave Ramey's suggestion).  

I'm really, really excited, but also a little nervous.  Praying this is the year we pay our card off.  

Pray for us because according to Murphy's Law, tomorrow something really expensive is going to break.  Haha.  

Any good financial tips or web sites?  Any small victories- financial or otherwise? 

Look how excited Scarlett is.  If she weren't so gosh dang adorable, I might ask her to start earning her keep.  (For those of you who may be new to the blog, this is known as A Scarlett Ball).  Still trying to figure out a way to make a profit off all the extra hair she sheds.  Genuine Scarlett Hair Sweater, anyone?  What about a blanket?  

Love and pinching my pennies, 

1 comment:

carmen @ life blessons said...

I know the feeling how scary it can be to take a big chunk of money and put it somewhere where you can't get it back. We did that when we paid off our student loans. Like $10,000. But that was over a year ago, and we've been fine :) I can say now that I'm glad we paid it off. The money we would have made by keeping it sitting in savings doesn't come close to what we would have paid in interest. Hope you are able to say the same in a year, too! Love :)