I would like to introduce you to a new friend of mine….Stephanie is her name, and you can read her very first article here http://stephanieb27.hubpages.com/_2kxahfxxz113e/hub/Finding-Extra-Money-for-Christmas.
What I like about Stephanie is that she is in her twenties, as is her husband, and they are embracing the Living Simple Lifestyle. They have paid off all of their debt with the exception of their mortgage, and I find that remarkable for people that young.
I started out that way back in the day. I remember my dad was always trying to slip me five bucks for spending money, but even at an early age I really didn’t want money because I had everything I needed. I got my first job when I was fifteen, and that provided any spending money I might need. Even then, I ended up saving most of the money I made.
That all came to a screeching halt when I married at 28. That lady loved to spend money, and buy new things for the house, etc. I’m not blaming her; it’s just who she was, and I could certainly have said no, but I didn’t. Thus began a few decades of spending and credit cards and that endless hole one digs for themselves.
Now I’m back on track and credit is a six-letter bad word, and Bev and I concentrate on those things we actually need; the rest is tucked away for a rainy day when we will actually need to spend it.
As always, Living Simple is about need rather than want, and Bev and I have never been happier.