I mentioned how we paid off our house in 6 years. And while that’s fantastic, we made a couple of pretty big mistake in the process. I lay it out–the mistakes we made, how they are still affecting us and what we need to do to get back on track.
I’m going to share with you the 5 ways we paid off our house in 6 years–which is a bit of a fail because we wanted to pay it off in 5 years.
Have you ever wondered, “What does the Bible say about money?” Have you ever wondered why the Bible would even care about money; isn’t it supposed to be about prayer and heaven and Jesus? Yes to all three. Would you be surprised to know The Bible does talk about money and finances and spending habit as well because the Bible gives guidance and instruction for life…not just spiritual life.
Oh, let’s consider one more important point which I need to change my thinking on. It should not be about how much I saved, but how little I spent. It doesn’t save me anything if I “saved” $66.79 on things we don’t use and would never buy.
First, I only look into a couple of stores. I cannot reasonably save myself time and money chasing down every deal. It does not save me any money to drive to five different stores in an attempt to save a dollar here or earn two here. Fuel cost needs to be a consideration in your grocery shopping deal chasing. This is why I primarily rely on price matching on Walmart. One store, easy-peasy. I will still look at some of the deals listed with Target, Walgreens or CVS though. But only the ones that will “make” me money, in the form of a gift card or in store “money.” But these deals have to be pretty sweet and the store has to be on the way to somewhere I have to be in order for me to do anymore than just look it over.
Let me say, The Littlest Way does not apply only to our spiritual lives, it encompasses every aspect our lives. To me, The Littlest Way means doing something, anything and everything as a means to know, love and serve God. Using The Littlest Way mindset as our guide in grocery shopping can mean saving money and that money can be given to charity. Or, the more money we can save will help relieve some of the burden off the family finances; some of us are single income families with lots of kids at home all day, some are two income families paying school tuition from elementary to college and some are retired and living off less than you may be used to. Throw a medical issue, a major home or car repair into the already delicate balance of family finances and things can get messy quickly. These tips will help out no matter your financial, home or work situation.