What a week! This has been such a tremendous week for us and getting to meet some of the great bloggers with Yakezie. It’s even better because of the real community and sharing of ideas from everyone. We have learned quite a bit and have started discussing some pretty interesting ideas. Here’s our favorite must-reads this week.
- Doug @ The Military Guide broke down Financial Independence & The Cost of Raising a Family like no other! Carlos immediately suggested that we have more kids since, according to Doug, it isn’t going to cost too much! THANKS AGAIN, DOUG! LoL
- Addison @ Cashville Skyline posted an awesome article about The Tiny House Movement – can we live in a smaller space than our current condo that’s less than 900sq. ft.? While it might be a bit of a challenge, we would definitely save a lot of money on housing cost and we’d get rid of all our unnecessary stuff. Could we realistically do it? Stay tuned!
- Matt @ Mom and Dad Money shared his 6 Steps Towards Creating Your Ideal Life. It was definitely a great reminder for us that we CAN create the life we want to lead – whatever that means for us. It makes us feel more blessed that we do have each other and with all of the big things in life – the two of us are on the same page. Amen to that!
- Grayson @ Debt Roundup wrote a tongue-in-cheek- article, What Being a Debt Collector Taught Me About Buying a Home. I admit, what caught my attention first was the title. But delving into it more, it was about being thoughtful and careful about one of the biggest purchases of your life.
- Tonya @ Budget and the Beach posted a great article from her friend Beth about The Cost of Living in
Paradise. Hawaii is a very expensive place but if it’s where your heart says you need to be, there are ways to make it work. Kudos to Beth for not listening to those that said she couldn’t make it work. She’s a testament of someone who is brave enough to make her dream a reality!
- Wendy @ Girl Meets Debt had a hilarious post about “email scams” in Care About Your Debt Because No One Else Will! Humor aside, she raises a great point – whatever type of debt you have – whether its student loans, credit card debt, whatever it may be – NO ONE is going to come rescue you and erase it all. It’s up to YOU to make the changes you need to make and HANDLE IT!
- Lastly, Brian @ Luke1428 shared a very touching story about his grandfather – Interview with a Centenarian. I have to say, it moved me to tears. What a life well-lived! And it was a great reminder that we should strive to live life to the fullest everyday!