The wife and I are having a baby. It’s a girl. Due January 3rd. It’s November and it’s all about Progress, baby!
We managed to get lucky and obtain a vintage looking crib for free from a real estate agent that just wanted it gone and to a good home.
We got a dresser for 20 dollars and a rocking chair for 20 dollars. This is Personal Progress on our way to conquering baby steps!
That’s right; we are spending more on paint, accessories, and bedding than we have ANY major furniture item. There is a little spending when it comes to refinishing some of the furniture items; sanding, painting, but all in all we’ll likely fill out our little girls room for less than 400-600 dollars after all is said and done.
While the Dave Ramsey’s of the world might tell you don’t spend money, live on franks and beans or beans and rice, life does go on. I may exaggerate, Dave knows that babies need cribs.
I firmly believe the old spending habits would have us run up a credit card and be well past 1k on this new baby stuff. The lesson here is any progress is good progress. For instance, my wife and I have been bringing our lunches where cafeteria/fast foods were the staple. We’ve cut our cable (PS Vue) and reduced other subscription services where we could and neither of us have mad any purchases on credit.
We won’t destroy 20k of debt in a week on this but I think that’s completely feasible in a year or even 3 quarters.
Where’s your Progress?
What are you doing to make the change so you have some change at the end of your change? What can you do today, or tomorrow, that’ll change your day after that?