Mark Twain said “The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” and that’s what I’m doing…getting started with a new blog.
Every year as December comes to an end, I start taking inventory of my life and all the areas I want to improve in. Although I have quite a few areas that could use improvement, I’m really working on my finances.
My husband and I are going through Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover program and are trying to get ourselves in shape financially. Right now, our finances are a complete disaster.
Since I tend to do most of the spending (grocery shopping, clothes shopping, school supplies, toiletries, etc), I have decided to tackle the task of saving as much as possible and reducing our budget in those areas as much as possible. And I figured a little accountability would be a good thing.
When we were in the process of adopting Amina and Khrystyna, I blogged about our journey. It was really fun connecting with so many people throughout the journey.
They cheered us on. They encouraged us. They shared tips and suggestions and stories from their own journeys! And we loved it.
We connected with people we’d never even met before and they became our cheerleaders and support system…and we did the same for them. It’s amazing how you can connect with people online.
You can become friends with people you’ve never even met in real life (or as we say online IRL). And you can make a difference in each other’s lives.
So with that in mind, I’ve decided to start blogging again. I’ll be blogging about our financial journey and posting money saving tips along the way. I’ll also be posting freebies I come across (yesterday Suave was giving away free bottles of shampoo!)
I hope you’ll join me on this journey! Feel free to chime in if you have tips to share!