I’m thrilled to report that over the past few months we have accomplished our goal of becoming debt free! We have also managed to stash $3,725 in savings for our 5th Wheel. This is the first time in our 20 year marriage that we have been debt free, and the first time since Dylan’s diagnosis that we have had a savings. We have had a long and challenging road as a family, both with financial struggles and fighting autism, so this milestone is a little surreal. We are filled to the fullest measure with gratitude and joy!
How We Did It
- Debt Snowball – Dave Ramsey knows what he’s doing, man. We followed the system and it worked. Fewer monthly payments = bigger savings deposits. Simple as that.
- Garage Sale – We had a wildly successful 2 day garage sale that netted us a little over $1,500. All of that went right into savings for our rig.
- Extra Work – We are both putting in an extra 8-12 hours per week for the next several months so we can see this dream become a reality.
- My Book has generated some extra income, and has allowed us to add to our savings and stay on track with our roadschooling goal.
With our progress so far, I am cautiously optimistic. But we still have a long way to go before we’re ready to hit the road. Our plan is to leave in June 2014 for a 15 month trip. During this time, I will still be bringing you the best deals each and every day here on MomsbyHeart. I will be hiring some helpers for those times when internet is spotty or unavailable, so you never miss a thing.
Please pray that God would give us patience as we pursue this dream along with wisdom in all the decisions we will be making. I leave you with our theme song 😉