We’ve got Merilee from Easy Budget (instagram sensation!) on the podcast today. She and her family have used Dave Ramsey’s baby steps – with their own modifications – to pay off $52,000 of debt. Merilee talks candidly with us about her debt free journey and ways we can all experience freedom even in the process of obtaining financial independence!Sponsors:
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We got to ask Merilee all of the questions! She shares more about their debt free journey and how they have made this process work for them.
- When and how did your debt free journey start?
- Tell us about the ways you and your husband approach money differently, and what struggles have you faced during it?
- How are you modifying the baby steps and are you happy with those modifications?
- Merilee’s modifactions:
- Still contributing to 401k
- Bought a house during baby step 2
- Maintain a bigger emergency fund
- How do you stay motivated?
- Merilee’s modifactions:
BILL OF THE WEEK – Thanks Merilee for sharing your favorite bill and your love for amazon prime!! (Here’s the link to the Tinkle Razor for anyone interested ;))
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More from Merilee
- What are your recommendations for side hustles for stay at home moms?
- Nanny – find gigs where you can bring your own children or watch others’ children in your home
- Find stay at home work – such as appraisals
- Consider selling items on Etsy
- Ask around! Be creative!
- Tell us about your debt snowball calculator?
- Find Merilee’s awesome creations HERE