My blog post about Wants <==> Needs a couple of weeks ago really generated quite a response, and it has been interesting to receive all of your feedback on the steps that Jenn and I are taking to eliminate our home mortgage.
If you recall, we are considering eliminating/reducing our spending on:
- Cable TV
- Spending Money
- Babysitting Money
- Entertainment Money
- Gasoline Money
- Christmas Money
Well, here is an update to our discussion.
- Cable/Internet I was spending $126/month on my stupid cable and internet bill. That is ridiculous!!! After forty minutes of phone conversation and talking to six representatives (yes I counted), I have been able to reduce to basic cable and basic internet for $34/month. That is a savings of $92/month! Annually, that is a savings of $1,104 and it will allow us to color in over 15 extra squares on the Sangl Family Home Pay-Off Spectacular PER YEAR!
- Gasoline Money We are starting to take our lunch to the crusade instead of going home. This allows us to save 12 miles of driving each day. This will save us around $36/month! Annually, that is a savings of $432 and it will allow us to color in nearly 6 extra squares on the Sangl Family Home Pay-Off Spectacular PER YEAR!
- Babysitting, Entertainment, Spending, and Christmas Money are all on the docket for this month's spending discussion. PRAY that this goes well!
As I have routinely said throughout my life – Thoughts and talk without action is mere babble!
We are taking ACTION to destroy this stupid mortgage!
I welcome any money saving tips you may have!