Getting our family budget under control is something I've been wanting to tackle for quite some time, but have always felt overwhelmed about. Our family is on a tight budget, we just don't have much extra once all of our bills are paid. Life is expensive and it's time to get real!
Almost eight years ago, we were thrown into financial chaos, which we've yet to recover.
Preparing for the unexpected is key. I haven't been able to work since 2006, due to an injury which is considered permanent. We were a two income family and we had plans. We were going to move from our little bungalow to a larger family home with a nice yard, we wanted to take our kids on vacations and most importantly, we wanted to save for our children's educations. Instead, we've found ourselves struggling and limping along. Trust me - if I could work, I would. I hate this way of living. But - it is what it is. We need to find a way to make the most of our situation and I think it has to begin with acceptance. Acceptance that we have to not just survive on our income - we also need to thrive.
It's our time to thrive.
Join me by participating in a Family Financial Challenge
I'm not going to pretend that I'm not nervous about the challenge. However, I am excited to see what I can learn and how it can be applied to our family. It may not all work for our situation, but that is okay. Something is better than nothing!
It all begins with getting to know Gail Vaz-Oxlade and using dependable products within our homes. I am a real believer in the old saying of - you get way you pay for.
|photo source: Gail Vaz Oxlade (facebook)|
Each week, join me in tackling the challenges.
- Week one: Cash, Cash, Cash
- Week two: Food
- Week three: Family
- Week four: Clothing
Gail will be participating in a twitter party with Chatelaine coming up on February 6th, from 7pm - 9 pm (EST) Join in the conversation and be sure to ask any financial question you may have.
Follow: @GailVazOxlade, @Chatelaine and use #SavingMadeSimple
It's going to be an exciting month tackling the financial challenge. I'm really eager to see the outcome! I hope you'll consider coming along with me and taking the challenge yourself. Visit My Money My Choice to get started and be sure to jump in the conversation throughout the month using #SavingMadeSimple.
Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom/mamanP&G. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities.