Becoming Debt Free in 2009

January 27, 2009

About this cash only thing

Filed under: Cash Only,Dave Ramsey — ambercouric @ 10:03 am
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I’m spending less money.  I looked at the check register this morning and there is about $200 more in there than normal at this time of the month.

So even with the many extra expenses this month it seems that we spent less than normal.



  1. Great news! Why didn’t we think of this (cash only) before?

    Comment by rtc — January 27, 2009 @ 10:12 am

  2. Yay! That’s awesome, I never would have realized what a difference it can make.

    Comment by Miss M — January 27, 2009 @ 10:28 am

  3. It’s really harder to hand over money when you’re handing over greenbacks, isn’t it?

    Comment by 444 — January 27, 2009 @ 10:39 am

  4. Hi there-that is excellent news, very well done-hope this helps your overall situation too.

    Comment by sharon rose — January 27, 2009 @ 11:23 am

  5. Cash only does work. I wish I could stick to it. 😦

    Comment by Sharon — January 27, 2009 @ 11:42 am

  6. that’s awesome! sooo, any plans for the extra funds?

    Comment by Ms. MoneyChat — January 27, 2009 @ 1:51 pm

  7. That’s great…I keep trying with the cash only method. I’ve nearly lasted all January, however failed miserably during December. it’s good to see it’s working so well for you 🙂

    Comment by Laura — January 27, 2009 @ 3:23 pm

  8. Sweet! Must be so satisfying to see the changes!

    Comment by megandeputter — January 27, 2009 @ 5:31 pm

  9. And to think I was worried about you going to straight to cash!! (I am the type to give up if I do something too drastic) …so I will insert foot into mouth now and continue to be very happy for you girl!!! That is fan-freaking-tastic!!! Way to go and keep it up!!

    Comment by PJ — January 28, 2009 @ 1:05 am

  10. congrats – that is definately incentive to keep it up!

    Comment by jpkittie — January 28, 2009 @ 8:06 am

  11. You’ve definitely confirmed the studies that show that cash-only lifestyle reduces spending. Awesome job!

    Comment by shtinkykat — January 28, 2009 @ 9:58 am

  12. I am trying this too…all the way and it truly works! Cash has saved us and writing every penny spent down until we can figure out a budget has really saved a lot as well. I mean every penny even for a .60 cola. It is helping me to see how many of what we are buying and where we can cut back…our frugality started right after Christmas and I feel free already buy paying close attention and having a game plan.

    Comment by Helen — January 28, 2009 @ 4:40 pm

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