The title of this post is totally misleading, but I think it’s important to hype my kids up and give them credit where credit is due. Unfortunately for our older children we didn’t get our financial shit together in time to be of much service when it came to smart money management. When we finally decided to stop being broke and figure out our money issues once and for all, we also set the intention to help our younger two be better with money than we had been. Here is the super simple game plan for what we did to help our children learn money management, generosity and delayed gratification.
If you’ve been hanging around here for a while, you know that at one point our family was drowning financially. We were living in a house that we couldn’t afford, had medical bills piling up and had totally maxed credit cards. For a while, while we worked to dig ourselves out of debt I didn’t allow myself to have any fun or do any travel. This left me feeling defeated, depressed and kind of made me forget what living was actually all about. Finally, I decided it was time to make small changes wherever I could to make travel a little more accessible for me and my family. If you have found yourself in a similar bind, here are my 5 biggest recommendations for living a little more wanderlust even if you are short on funds.
I remember the feeling of feeling so helpless and confused when we would yet again overdraft in our account or reach that dreaded $0 in the bank. It felt so defeating. Every single month I would try so hard to do better, but it was like I didn’t know-how. Sometimes I felt confident that I was keeping my family on track with our budget and then I would check our account balance to find that we had no money left. I had kind of learned how to budget and did my best to always pay our bills but it seemed like after that the money just fell into a bottomless void of despair. The worst part of is all is that when we feel stuck in cycles like this, we want out but we don’t even know where to begin to get out. So, if you can relate to this at all, I’m here to give you all my best tidbits to help you break the paycheck to paycheck cycle so you stop running out of money every month!
As someone who has always had an entrepreneur spirit, I am will no doubt always encourage people to learn how to make income on their terms. Especially writers. You see, books have a soft spot in my heart, and for the longest time I had this voice in my head telling me, “You are a writer.” Then, when I started this little blog in my own corner of the internet I had a lightbulb go off… “I’m a writer!” So if you have had that voice in your head telling you you are a writer, here are 8 ideas for how you can get started writing from home (or anywhere in the world).