How this Couple Eliminated $180,000 of Debt in 12 Months!

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It started with $40,000 in consumer debt (vehicles, credit cards, small student loan) and then sold our home and eliminated the $140,000 of mortgage debt. While we were paying off our debt, my husband and I both had a realization about our home. So we decided to sell our home and become renters for the first time. One evening my husband came home from work and mentioned that he forget to get gas in his truck on the way home.

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Four Easy Ways to Save on Basic Necessities

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We all need to eat on a daily basis, but you can cut back on your dining budget by eating at home. Most restaurant-style meals are easy to prepare at home at a fraction of the cost, and you are able to control what ingredients are included. When cooking at home, try to reduce meat consumption to save money. The average American household consumes more and more meat every year and prices are skyrocketing.

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Look Hot and Stay Fit on a Busy Schedule

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Do you need to look well groomed at all times, for your job or lifestyle or can you take a more casual approach? The best meals and snacks are those you make at home because you can control what goes into them. I know you’re busy, but cooking at home is really beneficial for you and your family, on many levels, so try and rearrange your schedule to fit this in as often as you can.