It is hard to believe that 2017 is coming to a wrap in three short days. And with it, the start of a new year, complete with new beginnings, new challenges, and new goals. But before we start the New Year, I thought it would be fun to highlight the top ten posts of 2017 from Simple Finance Mom.
Our debt-free story in all it’s glory. You nosy, little readers, you! Honestly, I’m honored that this is the number one post. I poured my heart and soul into writing this, and the experience of paying off over $80,000 of debt is the biggest reason I even have this blog. So yay for all of you who will one day have your own debt free story to share!!
This is a list of 8 debt free stories I turned to again and again for a little push of motivation when I was feeling down in the dumps while facing our debt monster. I love that these stories bring as much inspiration to my readers.
A step by step plan to pay off your debt if you feel stuck in your finances, with not much wiggle room.
After paying off our debt, I was shocked about some of the lessons I learned. I was even more shocked when I realized not many of them are related to money.
Cutting some things out of our budget was a great catalyst for getting a jumpstart to paying off debt. I expected most of these things to be short-term sacrifices. But now that we are debt free, I still rarely ever buy these things anymore and our lives are so much richer for it!
A full explanation of Dave Ramsey’s 7 Baby Steps and how we used them to get of debt. We are on our way to our own financial freedom, and we have these 7 steps to thank for that!
Our Finance Goal Update posts are always some of the most popular posts each month. I’m not sure why our August Update post is in the top ten list for the year. Maybe because I was sharing about our hardest hit month, and we weren’t able to meet the goals we had set because of some major unexpected expenses. I guess many people were able to relate to dear old Murphy getting in the way of financial plans.
The morning rush is real! Getting kids to school, off to work, breakfast on the go. It is easy to bust your budget in a busy morning if you aren’t ready for it the night before. This post shares how a simple routine will keep those hard earned dollars in your pocket.
Making a spending plan can be overwhelming. Sometimes we overspend in some areas because we don’t budget enough, or we leave important things out of our budget entirely. This leads us to get discouraged and overwhelmed and we throw up our hands and give up. This post lays out exactly how to set a successful budget that will actually work.
Dave Ramsey’s Debt Snowball Method gave us a strategic way to pay off our debt. It helped us work with focus and intensity as we knocked out our debts one by one.
There you have it, friends! I hope these posts can provide you fresh inspiration as you head into the New Year.