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Interview question five:
"What are the most important tactics you use to save money when raising a large family? Are there things you do today that used to feel too difficult? Things you don't do anymore and think, 'I don't know how I did that?'"
This is really a tricky one because I think saving money is a lifestyle, a mind-set. It's not that the act of saving money is difficult in itself ("don't buy stuff!"), but finding the motivation to do it is where it gets hard. A few days ago I talked about using a budgeting site and app called You Need a Budget, and I would say that starting there, or somewhere, and tracking every dollar you spend is really crucial. Even knowing that you're going to have to account for and categorize each thing you buy will decrease your spending. Once you establish what you can't easily adjust (say, your mortgage payment) and what you can (the amount you spend eating out, maybe), you can make a plan to save by cutting back where you actually CAN cut back. Until you know what you're spending, you can't know how to change it.
Well, I feel like I didn't say anything new in this entire post (did you know you could write 948 paragraphs of things you've already said before?) but I said I was gonna post for all 12 days of Christmas and dagblamit Imma do it. So voila, and please to be enjoying your Saaaaaahturday.
Posting for the 12 days of Christmas...
12 in 2016 (a photo year in review)
Stuff That Makes My Life Better
Where did all these children come from?!?!
Homeschooling High School
I Dream of Houses