Hello and welcome to Saving Sally! If you haven’t guessed it, I’m Sally and I like to save money… Well I DID like to save money before I did save money and now I’ve saved money I like to invest it, but still save it too. Anyway… About me… 🙂
A cheap Love Story that Required A Lot of Formal Education
What happens when a girl with some college education and a boy with none meet up and fall madly in love?
They have babies, of course. And those babies make them realize that they’ve got to get their financial house in order.
I am that girl, and my husband is that boy. (Though he tells me he prefers to be called a man.) We realized when we became parents that our high-school-college-requisite jobs just weren’t going to support a family the way they had been supporting us as individuals. Since becoming parents, I’ve graduated from school, with honors, 100% debt free. He’s in his final year at a very non-traditional age, and rocking it.
He’s on track to graduate the same way I did: without the omnipresent burden of student loans.
During his first year of school, we somehow managed to plan a totally budget-friendly wedding, including a tropical honeymoon, and keep our children alive.
We’re 2 (or 3) years away from his graduation. Our financial situation has already improved by leaps and bounds, but we’re hoping that things get even easier once he’s in his new career path.
Happiness > Riches
We’re not doing all of this for miserly or luxurious motivations. We’re just trying to provide the best childhood and future we can for our kids. Happiness is not dependent on being monetarily wealthy, but poverty sure can rain on your parade.
What I Write About
Here on my blog you’ll find articles about specific things I’ve done to handle my finances as they pertain to each area of my life. You’ll also find commentary on current events in the financial world.
In addition, I’m a do-it-yourselfer mom. I’ve just finished a wonderful journey for over a year to be as economical as possible. From home to school and everyday life. We have found things that work and things that don’t. Join us as we share what we have learned and as we continue to learn new things!