My $19,000 credit card is almost paid off. I am slowly but surely managing to get ahead on a low income. Looking back at how far I've come, it's hard to believe that I now own a home, that I have investments, that I am easily keeping up with my budget. And I don't feel… Continue reading Getting Ahead on a Low Income
20 years ago, I went to the DMV and wrote my drivers test. Then I lived in a city for 12 years which I found prohibitively expensive to own a car. I worked downtown, where parking was incredibly expensive, so I took the bus, and was pretty content with that for many years. When I… Continue reading Owning a Car – The Pros and Cons
I am really enjoying writing this type of post right now. It’s one thing to tell you about how I paid off debt and bought a house, but that was never the end goal. My financial security goal is for my family not to worry about money, knowing that our expenses are covered and… Continue reading My Financial Security Goals
I’ve read titles like this before. You’d have to make so much money in the first place to be able to pay off debt like that, right? I never would have believed it was possible on a low income until I did it myself! When I shared my success with the good folks of “Thriving… Continue reading Paying off 10k during a pandemic
I won’t pretend that the answer is a resounding yes across the board. I know that the circumstances everyone faces are different. The sacrifices needed will vary and the drive to see your dreams through may waver. But I adamantly insist that it is possible to buy a house on minimum wage. While the world… Continue reading Can you buy a house on minimum wage?