Money Funk is working on simplifying her life (yes, talking in 3rd person).
stop spending and learning to love being at home wanting to quit the corporate job
Because she wants to:
stop commuting 2 hours a day release her work stress raise her family (actually spend quality time with them) tend to her home to become an entrepreneur of something passionate
So, although she would love to do this today, she is keeping her impulses intact and working on her plan for making this goal achievable.
She found a very good article, at Thrify Fun, about someone who succeeded in her goal to downsize her life with her husband, Click here. This article was right up Money Funk’s alley, because she wants to know what she can do to start transitioning.
Ronsan asked herself:
“What are you willing to change in your life to achieve your goal?” kept filtering through my mind, and I realized the answer was not using the words “give up” interchangeably with the word “change” in that phrase until I was able to understand the difference.
This is exactly what Money Funk has been questioning & pondering lately. Well, I won’t go into the whole article, but I wanted to point out some things she could start doing to simplify my family’s lifestyle with ease.
Some of these money funk’s family already does, like:
living in a 1200 sq. foot house with a mortgage w/in their means not indulging in weekly salon and manicures (although she would love this luxury) not buying coffee at the cafe save daily change and paying theirselves first (direct deposit makes this an easy task)
But the things she and her family could work on:
keep PAYing OFF the DEBT don’t amass anymore on the CCs keep building the savings account keep working on NOT buying the convenience foods and supplementing them with whole foods (read Saver Queen’s one, two, three part series on cutting your grocery bill in half) keep the eating out to a very minimum curb clothes spending stop renewing the magazine subscriptions (and pick them up at the library) eliminate a vehicle be frugal savvy with gifts/holiday, and seperate know the difference between “wants” and “needs”
Ronsan ends it perfectly:
Today, our lifestyle is very simple, very frugal but not stingy towards us or the things we want to do. Our expectations of what we “need” in this life are separated out from our “wants”, and we know the difference. We are now devoid of undue stress and compromises in our life, and we are happier than we have ever been. We have a financial plan we can live within comfortably while meeting our expectations and know our future is as secure as we can make it. We look forward to each new day as a gift from God to be enjoyed and counted as a blessing.
And I personally would do it all over again in a heartbeat for the benefits we have received from this adventure!
…happier than we ever been. Doesn’t that have a nice ring to it?