Thursday, January 24, 2013

One Word. One Thing. Cutting the Lifestyle.

I received my first email today from Dave Ramsey's "My Total Money Makeover"
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Dave Ramsey's suggestion is to "Cut the Lifestyle" this fits my One Word Carve perfectly. The first thing Dave suggests is to sell your car, purchase a car for $2,000-$4,000 and cut up your credit cards pay off your debts and put $1,000 in a savings acct.

I don't have any credit cards.

I love my car, but honestly I've been thinking about selling my car all week. But car is worth between $5,000 and $6,000 dollars and it's not paid off. I would be able to trade my car in for a $3,000 car, but I'm not sure that I'll get any cash for it.

I am not paying rent at the moment. My goal is not to pay rent until I can afford a house. That's a HUGE lifestyle cut. I am lamenting my twin sized bed after I've been sleeping on a king, and then downsized to   a queen.  I've sold or given way everything anyone would accept. All that I have of value now are books.

There are so many things I want for my own luxury, or because I'm used to having them.

I think only a combination of "accepting my cut lifestyle" and working as much as possible are going to put me in a situation where I can sock away an emergency fund and focus on paying down my debts.

I started substitute teaching on Tuesday. I learned my lesson today to accept the first phone call you get. Unfortunately I played the odds and lost. I did not receive another phone call today about subbing. Prayerful for tomorrow.

I'm also still in the running for a job, I've been inadvertently praying for for years. They said they are excited about me. Please keep praying.

Thank you Lord for your provision.
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