MY MONEY M.O.
I’m blushing and a bit giddy as I write this! Me, my family (and blog) are featured in the June SMART MONEY section of Redbook magazine!
They interviewed me last November. Imagine SIX MONTHS before publication! I’ve had to keep this secret in for awhile, so when it finally came out I was bursting at the seams! I’m really honored that they picked me and hopeful that our struggle to get out of debt can inspire others who are in the same situation.
Being someone who follows my faith openly (there’s no hiding my scarf!), it’s a great feeling to be seen and known in media for something that has nothing to do with my religion! I commend Redbook for showing an ethnic family that is just like everyone else..trying their hardest to pay bills, get food on the table and do right by their family.
I hope my story goes beyond frugality and encourages ethnic women everywhere to follow their passion and not be afraid or shy away from the spotlight. My husband encouraged me to start a blog. I always said I never wanted the attention, and was worried about people’s reactions to me. But we all have something to offer, ALL OF US!
At the time I was interviewed we still had $2,000 in debt. I’m
happy ECSTATIC to say we are totally, completely debt-free! It is an unbelievable feeling! I knew I would be happy, I didn’t know I could jump so high when we finally did it!
No credit cards, car loans, nothing! Our money is ours..the way it should have been from the beginning.
If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.-John Wooden
If you are reading this and are in debt, just know that the mistake is not getting IN debt. The mistake is not doing anything about it. If we had not tackled our debt 3 years ago, with interest, it would have doubled by now.
Everyday is a chance to start again..do it for yourself and your family, you will be SO HAPPY you did!