welcome to the grown-up world

welcome to the grown-up world

We’re back from Indiana and had an absolutely WONDERFUL trip! More about that later. :-) For now, I wanted to mention a few things.

Beth wrote a post today entitled, “How to Survive on a Grad Student’s Stipend“. I thought it was excellent. Beth has been very inspiring to me recently as I look at our finances and rue how much more we have until we are out of debt. She encourages me to live simpler and thereby able to put MORE towards our loans. As I’ve mentioned before, it is really important to us that I stay home after we have kids. Sometimes I worry that we will get pregnant before our loans are paid off, and then what will we do? But I always remind myself… If Beth can do it, so can I!

While we’re on the subject, I wanted to highlight some other things that I’ve found to be inspirational to me. The first is Dave Ramsey. After much recommendation from friends, we finally read his book. I think the thing I like about him is that he makes achieving this financial freedom – paying off debt and living comfortably – very attainable. I was inspired after reading the book that I can do it too. We don’t have everything figured out, but hopefully we’re on the right track.

Two blogs I enjoy are The Frugal Law Student and Finding Contentment In the Suburbs. Both offer a lot of helpful advice for living frugally, and also being encouraging about being able to get there. I need the reminders, I think.

I’ll probably be posting more on this subject later. In the meantime, look forward to some pictures from the wedding this past weekend. :-)

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