|This sweet baby girl is nearly one year!|
We were a one car family for a year and a half and it was due to the help (and rides) of family and dear friends that we lasted so long! Public transportation was never an option as Tyler works far far out of town and it isn't safe for a pregnant mommy with a baby in tow. But we did it. It is possible, although you will spend an incredible amount of money on gas because you double back around so much.
With our second pregnancy 1/3 of the way down we thought that it was time for a second vehicle. We hate debt. It makes our skin crawl. It causes us to argue. It is a pain to not own something that you consider your own and use on a daily basis, but the reality is for my mental, emotional and social health we had a choice to make. And so we did.
Are we going to dump every cent into this vehicle? Not at first. We will let the baby come and assess our situation as a family of four and then we will move forward on debt reduction. For now we are trying, some days much better than others, to save. Save save save. It is much more difficult to choose to put money away that could be used for sprucing up the home, more elaborate date nights, entertaining family, etc. But we are trying.
Do you fight the American debt battle? Stay positive! Stay focused! Share your story and tips in the comments below.