If you have been reading our Monthly Finance Goal Updates, you know that my husband and I went on a ten-year anniversary trip last month. It was a big deal for us since we never really did a honeymoon. Today, I share how we saved and paid cash for our trip on a guest post for Money Saving Mom.
Crystal Paine from Money Saving Mom has long been an inspiration to me. Not only as a budget minded mama, but also as a blogger. She shares her life with her readers. The good, the bad, and the ugly, proving that she is human just like us. And her heart for giving is unparalleled in the blogging community.
A few years ago, with the launch of her second book and many times since then, the proceeds from her sales have gone directly to a community in Africa. A community that she has kind of adopted. She has shared posts with her readers, updating us on all of the developments in this little village with each new project. Water wells, classrooms, a workshop to teach life skills.
In fact, she is the person who inspired me to create my Simple Holiday Planner in an effort to raise funds for Hurricane Harvey victims. Every dime that comes is being donated directly to families affected by the flooding in Texas. I realized I have a voice, and I can use it to be a blessing to others.
All that to say, Crystal has obviously been a huge role model for me!
That’s why I was beyond thrilled when she published my guest post on her site. As a ”We Paid Cash” story feature, I share how my husband and I saved to pay for our ten-year “honeymoon.” In all cash!
It wasn’t an easy journey, but it was so worth it. I would be honored if you would click here to read the whole story. And it would literally mean the world to me if you could take 30 seconds to just leave a quick comment.
Seriously. Bloggers LOVE comments, and it would be an awesome way for me to show some love for sharing our story on such a large platform. But I can’t do it without some help! Please please please with a cherry on top. And thank you in advance.
What about you? How have you ever saved for a big ticket item or a nice vacation? Do you have any ideas for others who need to find a way to save and pay cash for trips as well?