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How Does Your Family Save Time & Money? Achieving Financial Independence
What does financial independence mean to you? To me, it means being able to travel whenever we can. It means having a home to raise our children in and to be able to pay all of our bills. It means freedom.
My family and I work hard to save money wherever we can so that we can spend when we really need/want to. We grocery shop together so that we can make good choices and pick foods that are good for our family. We use coupons and deals to make the most of what we spend.
When it comes to travel, we also use coupons and look for deals no matter where we are going. We also have a vacation fund that we contribute to on a monthly basis. We also save time by mapping out ahead of time the places we will visit and add it to our navigation system. This is such a time saver.
When it comes to clothing, we reuse as much as we can from kid to kid plus we also trade clothes with my sister who has kids close to my kids ages. It works out perfectly because everything gets used three times. Then we sell at a consignment sale and split the proceeds. This saves time because it means less time and spending less money.
We are trying hard to teach our children the value of a dollar. All three kids have savings accounts that they contribute to on a regular basis. They get very excited to see their money grow.
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What does financial independence mean to you?
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