The “experts” at the USDA in their 2010 report “Expenditures on Children and Families” say that we should expect to spend about $261,000 to raise each child from birth through age seventeen ($14,500 per year)
Let's imagine something, shall we? Imagine you're in your backyard with family or friends. There are small children running around and everyone is enjoying a nice cold beverage. The sun is shining. All of a sudden, a hornet lands on your drink and starts crawling inside.
We’re loyal fans of the HGTV show “Fixer Upper”. It’s incredible to see the transformation in these homes that have seemingly lost all their value. They deliver magazine-quality design, bringing new life to the house and the neighborhood. Some lucky people get all the talent, right? Maybe not…
How would you react if you were told you that you had to give up half of your stuff? TVs, clothes, cars, and even dinnerware. Does it sound terrifying? Would you believe me if I told you doing this could make you even happier than you are today?
Most personal finance resources around (blogs, books, etc) do a great job of telling you what to do with your money. Rent! Buy! Sell! Hold! Earn! Save! Spend!
I'm on a mission to get our family debt-free (including our mortgage) by 2020.
We're getting there through frugality, minimalism, and a whole bunch of awesome spreadsheets.