It is not my goal to have an average life. ⠀ ⠀ My goal is to have an exceptional life. ⠀ ⠀ I want to chase my wildest dreams. I want to explore every crevice of the world. I want to be wildly happy and excited constantly and for no specific reason. ⠀ ⠀ That’s my plan. ⠀ ⠀ And I’m going to get there. ⠀ ⠀ (Beautiful graphic from @journey_to_wellness_)
Aloha from Oahu! ⠀ ⠀ I picked up my race bib and am ready for the Honolulu marathon tomorrow! It’s been a dream of mine to run in this race and I’m just amazed that I’m here living that dream!⠀ ⠀ I’m curious to see what everyone budgets for vacations each year.⠀ ⠀ We decided on $6,000 per year for travel. We haven’t completed a full year budgeting as a couple to know if that’s a good number. We’ll have to re-evaluate at some point if this is enough for us . It will probably take us 5 years to pay off our house, so having travel money in the budget is very important to keep our moral up for the long run. ⠀ #debtfreecommunity
I made a new budget overview sheet for the month of December. ⠀ ⠀ I took out all of my sinking fund and cash categories and placed them on a separate spreadsheet. ⠀ ⠀ They were making my math all wonky for November so I decided they need their own sheet. ⠀ ⠀ I’m excited to see how this new system will work at month end. #debtfreecommunity
When you plan your purchases, you have the option to shop around and get the best value. Is anyone buying a live tree this year? I’ve never had one and since it’s our first Holiday season together in our house, we’re planning to buy one! I’m super excited! I’ve been shopping around for the best price. I was excited to see how much cheaper Costco trees are, but I think I like the Noble Fir look more. What do you think?? I’m going to try looking at a couple more comps before buying to see if we can get a noble fir any cheaper than $60. How much do they go for in your area?
So I just finished this book and... WOW! Talk about inspiring. I seriously couldn’t put this book down. It was so interesting to read their love story and how they built their business. It was inspiring to read about the struggles they faced and how their faith in God helped them get to the other side. Has anyone else read this? I got it for free through Amazon Prime on kindle. I’m not sure if it’s still available but I would recommend checking!!
Ok so this quote might be a tad dramatic. But it’s still a good point. ⠀ ⠀ Don’t get lost in all the “sales” at this time of the year. Just because something is a “good deal” doesn’t mean it’s a good deal. If that super cool $400 gadget is suddenly 50% off and ONLY $200, it still costs $200! Is it in your budget to spend that much? Don’t get swept away by marketing tactics. ⠀ ⠀ The way to win with holiday sales is to keep an eye out for sales on what you actually need. Seek those things out. Don’t go shopping aimlessly and end up buying what you didn’t plan on. ⠀ ⠀ And if you want to have some extra money, take a look around your house at what you’re not using anymore. When was the last time you wore that? Do you really need all those kitchen gadgets? List it for sale on eBay or Poshmark (my favorite selling sites). It’s easy to learn and it will keep you busy enough to distract you from shopping 😉⠀ ⠀ Just waiting for my flight and listening to some inspiration (aka @daveramsey) #debtfreecommunity
I took a couple of days to revamp my website. I’ve been meaning to do it for so long but I was so overwhelmed with all the stuff I wanted to do to it. Have you ever felt that way? Like the mountain seems so high to climb, that you do everything to avoid starting? Yup that happens to me... often actually. So I’m celebrating this little win. Check out the about me section on my website for my story. What I’m working for, how I started, and what I plan to accomplish. I hope some of you can relate ❣️#debtfreecommunity
Working on some new worksheets. We have a few group trips coming up so I wanted something that could breakdown how much the trip costs, who paid & who needs to get paid back, and how much our portion will be. It’s so much easier having everything written out. #debtfreecommunity
Measured, photographed, packaged. Now just gotta crank out those listings! I’m currently listing on eBay and Poshmark. I’ve seen Mercari pop up everywhere lately. Is it worth crosslisting to Mercari too?