Embrace Your Mistakes with Money
- Created on 21 March 2014
An active member of Team Debt Free raised a common sentiment on our Facebook page. She expressed disappointment for money mishaps made before the debt free light bulb flickered. One thing I know, without hesitation, is that we’ve all done something dumb with money! I truly believe the shame and/or guilt we carry over money mishaps keeps us from moving forward. We won’t discuss it or seek help and thus stay stuck in a cycle of bad money moves. When you don’t know, you don’t know.
The best way to break the cycle is embrace your mistakes. Don’t hide from them. Use the lessons from errors in judgment, bad credit reports, massive debt accumulation, etc. to make better choices moving forward. I love this quote because it’s true:
- Created on 15 March 2014
Michelle Jackson, founder of The Shop My Closet Project, will lead Session 3 of the MISSION POSSIBLE project. Make sure you are registered to learn about "conscious spending" habits. Do you know what this is? Michelle is giving us the low down on our upcoming Team Debrief (interactive webinar) Tuesday, March 25th at 7:30 pm CST. Lives are changing and we want you to join the group.
When it comes to dumping debt, going it alone is fine. However, in community, you have a 33% higher chance of reaching your debt free goals. Research backs up the old adage..."there is strength in numbers". Join the MISSION POSSIBLE project and dump your debt with other like-minded debt dumpers!
Travel Bug? Travel on a Budget
- Created on 14 March 2014
You will definitely have to give up some things to dump debt. Generally, we're in debt because we've overextended ourselves. So cutting back is required to course correct. One of the first things to go was my travel tendency. Facebook can make it hard to stick to a no-travel commitment when faced with a constant stream of vacation photos from you friends and no-so-friendlies in your friend list. Before you unfriend everyone with passport, I ran across a great source for managing your travel needs without blowing your budget at Make Money Your Way.
Here's a snippet:
One of the most frustrating things for me since my journey began to get my finances in order has been watching Facebook posts of those around me taking glamorous vacations. I really want to be happy for my friends and peers, but I can’t help but get that twinge of jealousy and bitterness. There are a lot of different ways to travel for less than the average person. Some of them can even be really nice to make the best of your situation.