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On Course!

February 24th, 2013 at 11:38 am

I am not only on course but the expense of my daughter's college is almost done. Thank goodness! Now I am just putting as much away as I can for retirement!
My finances have really turned around since first I visited this site.
I don't make as many entries as I used to do. Still clipping coupons and living below our means.
If you are in debt you can get out and get back to financial sanity. It takes time and you must make tough decisions but you can do it. If I can do it anyone can!
Well, that is my two cents!

9 Responses to “On Course!”

  1. mjrube94 Says:

    That's such great news about the college bills! I remember how incredibly proud of her you were when she was accepted. How is she making out? Did she/does she have job prospects?

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Glad to hear all is well with you!!

  3. snafu Says:

    How wonderful to see you've moved forward from debt to investing for retirement. What steps did you take that worked best? Do you find it's getting harder since costs are increasing and income is staying flat? Does DD understand the principles of living below means after graduation? I'm trying to transmit that lesson to DSs with mixed results

  4. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    PricePlus! Long time no see! Smile ....Yes, do write more about your journey out of debt. You know it will be a boost to those reading.

  5. Ima saver Says:

    So glad things are going well for you and I am so glad to hear from you!

  6. MonkeyMama Says:

    Glad to hear things are well!

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Good to hear from you!

  8. PRICEPLUS Says:

    @mjrube, my daughter is graduating this year and will take a gap year doing charity work. Then she'll be applying to Med school. She got great marks as well as stellar recommendations. I am so proud I could burst.

    @snafu, I have tried to teach her to be frugal and I think it took. This past summer she was working in a lab at school and living off campus. She paid a share of rent, bought groceries, cooked for herself, and in short started living as an adult. The conversations were great. "Gee dad the groceries are so expensive"! Experience is a great teacher and I think she learned quite a bit about paying bills. My wife and I did send a care package to ease the pain a bit but we made sure she did this on her own.

    @Joan, I am no Dave Ramsey but the best advice I could give is stop spending except on the absolute necessities. Live below your means and save what you can. The best things in life are truly free.
    I've are free.

  9. Jerry Says:

    That is a nice list of accomplishments and I am sure that it leads you to feel very pleased with your efforts... as you should! Getting through the college years for your daughter will certainly free up a lot of money for you, as well as offering some insurance of additional infusions for retirement, as you mentioned. Living below one's means is the BEST advice for today's world, and it seems that very few people do it!

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