Do you remember seeing families in your community that appeared to have multiple families living in the same home? Did you think to yourself, "why are there so many people living in that house?" When I was younger, I used to think the same thing.
However, now that I am older, I know better. The idea of families living together is almost ingenius, when you have an end goal in mind. Think about it, if you are working towards a financial goal and you can either have $0 overhead or very low overhead cost, why not?
For example, my family and I owned a 7-bedroom home where just myself, my husband and our 3 children lived. We purchased the home and could comfortably afford it. However, my husband and I still have goals that we would like to accomplish that is going to very soon require that my husband not work at all. Up to this point he has been the breadwinner and has had no problem doing so, but the schooling that he is about to begin will require that he not work because of how intense the program will be. So, we made the executive decision to sell our house and move our children temporarily to stay with family while we pay off all of our debt, save for at least a year of house payments, and prepare to start our new journey as he completes school. In the meantime, I will also be taking up classes that will better equip me for my journey through speaking and helping women reach their fullest potential. Will it be easy? No. Will it be worth it? Absolutely!
You never know where life may take you and you should never say what you won't do. Here's to the next few years of getting out of debt and building up savings.