6. Cut unnecessary costs.
Small bills add up quickly. There are a lot of things that we were paying for that weren’t necessary. In order to get out of debt, there are sacrifices that we make to get there – which includes getting rid of subscriptions that aren’t completely necessary.
Here are a few suggestions on how to do this:
Call multiple cable companies and compare costs for cable and internet. Request a lower rate from your cable provider based on competitor pricing.
Call your cell phone provider and combine phones on a family plan.
Get rid of your music subscriptions and use the free versions.
Learn how to cut your own dog’s hair rather than going to a groomer.
Set a specific gas budget per month and limit yourself with driving so as to not exceed that limit.
Cancel your own TV subscriptions like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon and share with your family instead.
Remember: You are sacrificing now in order to live more freely in the future.
These changes have saved us over $3,000 in just two months!
Jesse and I strongly believe that we are called to be faithful with the money that God has entrusted us with and we desire to have the ability to use that money for a greater good – rather than just on ourselves.
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:19-21.
Lindsey Maestas is a lifestyle blogger based in Albuquerque, NM. She has a passion for God, people, food and fashion. She started Sparrows + Lily to openly share the raw & real parts of life with the goal of encouraging others. Hear more about faithful living, motherhood, marriage and womanhood on The Milk and Honey Podcast! We share encouragement and raw vulnerability in 30-minute episodes to help you find a little hope in the messiness of life!
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