Frugal Five

It’s always awkward talking about money, but heck, if we can help one person out we’ve done what we’ve set out to do!

Our journey is likely similar to yours. Mounting debt, bad financial decisions, car payments, living paycheck-to-paycheck. It wasn’t fun.

Until we decided to get out of debt! Best decision we made for our family. Below you’ll find our story, tips on how to still live a little while managing a budget for a family of five.

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Our Journey to Financial Freedom: Baby Step 2 – Pay Off All Debt aka the Debt Snowball!

It took me nearly 40 years to wise up, but becoming debt-free was one of the best things I’ve done for my life, our marriage. This is our Journey to Financial Freedom!

Kid Friendly?: Monument Valley Tribal Park

Majestic, beautiful, amazing … it doesn’t matter how many adjectives you put in front of Monument Valley, none will do it justice. I don’t even attempt it, but do give you our breakdown of one of the two parks that left me breathless, include a Clark Griswold reference, insight on Gas Station Pizza, and photos that don’t do the park justice.

Kid Friendly?: Route 66

Planning, or wanting to plan, a road trip on Route 66? We have you covered in Exit 1 of our Great American Road Trip with Kids (and on a budget) series. Ratings, thrifty tips, word of the day, photos, plus insight into the Every Kid Outdoors program!


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