6 Steps To Spring Clean Your Finances

Follow these 6 steps to clean up your finances. It's spring and you know what that means...spring cleaning! But I'm not talking about deep cleaning your baseboards, as fun as that sounds. I'm talking about spring cleaning your finances! (Which totally does sound fun to me.) If you're like me,…

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Debt Free Disney 2.0

About a year and a half ago we decided to challenge ourselves with Debt-Free Disney. We slashed our spending and quickly built up our savings. I even started blogging as a way to keep me motivated and accountable.

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We’re Debt Free!!

I’ve had debt as long as I can remember.

It wasn’t something I was ashamed of, or particularly worried about. Debt is the American way after all.

But last Spring I noticed it was down to around $3,000 and I finally felt that little spark of excitement at the prospect of being debt free.

Then August came.

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Time to Ignore the Math

I tend to be a logical and analytical person so I’ve always found it difficult to make paying off low-interest debt a priority when the math tells me that the smarter play is to invest it. In the FI community, this is a perfectly valid approach.

However, despite my grasp of the numbers, I have discovered I have a huge blind spot when it comes to my actual behavior. Regardless of what I know, what I’ve done is the exact reason I needed to start this blog. Counter to my expectations, I wasn’t saving more, I was spending more.

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