Khaleef and I both brought cars into our marriage, so I’ve always had the luxury of my own vehicle. After the great Chevy Impala debacle, we decided to stick with one car for now and use the money we’re saving to get out of debt sooner.
I agree with this plan in the long-term, but I am struggling with it in my “right now” moments. Having one vehicle makes sense for us because I am home most of the time, but there are situations that arise that make it very inconvenient. For example, on the Sundays when Khaleef works with sound at the church, he has to get there at 8:30 am. It is really hard for me to get up that early, and with one vehicle, it’s not feasible for him to drive back home to pick me up, and it’s not always possible for me to catch a ride with someone else.
The whole thing really just grades on my sense of independence, my desire to not feel like an inconvenience to anyone else, and my ability to feel “free” to do the things I want.
I know that we won’t be in this position for long, and I am praying constantly for help to be content with our current situation. Getting what I want really isn’t the answer. I just need to adjust my attitude and perspective throughout this part of our journey.
Here are some great posts!
Some times a car is necessary, and you may not be able to afford a new one. Adam from Christian PF shares how to buy a “throw away” car. Using some of the tips he shares, buying a car is a great way to get around while saving up for something better.
Mario from Adventures in Frugal shares the financial adjustments you should make during times of transition and employment uncertainty. So many people in our lives are in a transitional place. Mario’s advice is a great primer to get one’s head on straight until a change comes.
Are you just storing up your money for retirement. Chaz from ChristianLifeHacker reminds us that as stewards, we should be utilizing our money now, not just in retirement. Sometimes it is easy to plan and worry about the future, but God has given us provision to meet the present needs of others as well.
Brian from Luke 1428 is quitting his job to stay home with the kids. It is awesome to read about the “whys” of his decision, and I am excited for what lies ahead for him!
Stephanie from The Empowered Dollar recently started sharing her Debt Crushing,Freedom Fighting comics. It’s great that she has been able to combine two of her passions into this. They are really entertaining.
Check out what the most common languages are in each state other than English or Spanish. Some of these were surprising!
Two anonymous students do something each week that wows their classmates. I bet you’ve never seen chalk and a blackboard used like this.
Check out Khaleef’s interview with Eva from Teen Got Sense. He does a great job of articulating our purpose and goals with our website.
Have a great weekend!