- Cut back expenses and get out of debt-we owe on one car and our house, but have six months of living expenses tucked back. We are saving as much money as we can and trying to pay off our car by Christmas. My advice: get out of debt, don’t add more. Dave Ramsey has a workable plan.
- Eat at home
- Learn to bake bread
- Learn to grow food
- Learn to can food and create a stockpile
- Buy second hand (more than just kid’s clothes). I’m challenging myself to look for used instead of new (This one scares me!)
- Balance- I’m looking forward to learning new things with my family, but I want to remember balance is important. I don’t think being an extremist will benefit my family. I want to be honest with myself and with you. For example, I will plan to drink Chick Fil A sweet tea regularly and go to Family Camp this summer (mainly because we finished paying for it in December!) and continue my life, but thru frugal-colored glasses.
[I’m hoping to add these books to my library soon Frugal Living for Dummies ,Chick Living: Frugal And Fabulous and The Self Sufficient-ish Bible: An Eco-living Guide for the 21st Century]