Becoming Debt Free in 2009

April 21, 2009

No Cash Needed

Filed under: Journey to Debt Freedom,Positive Thoughts,Shopping — ambercouric @ 8:30 am

Now that I have money I don’t need as much money.  There is something a little backwards about that statement but it is the truth.

This weekend I realized that there are so many things that I just don’t want anymore.  Let me say that I am not debt free yet.  But it will happen in the next few months and the one last bill  I do have is pretty much set on auto pay so I don’t even have to think about it.

Over the weekend a friend asked me to go shopping.  I thought about it and there was nothing I needed and nothing I wanted.  The thought of shopping was just not appealing.  I preferred to sit outside and enjoy the sun.

One of our favorite things to do now is just sit outside and talk.  The boys will sometimes run to McDonalds and get a sundae from the $1 menu and bring it back  to our new “favorite spot”.  Since we no longer have cable we aren’t always tied to the TV.   Especially since we all like different  shows.

Life is simple and I’m enjoying it.



  1. What a wonderful feeling! I’m hoping to be debt free by early next year (I’ve moved it back a smidge), but I can imagine it’s totally liberating. I hear you about the cable, too. I barely remember having it (and why I so desperately couldn’t part with it) and fill my time with other, more stimulating, things these days! Congrats! 🙂

    Comment by Annie — April 21, 2009 @ 10:23 am

  2. I know what you mean. I don’t find shopping as appealing as I used to. It’s kind of amazing! 🙂

    Comment by Jennifer — April 21, 2009 @ 2:19 pm

  3. I’ve lost most of my desire to shop too! My mom asked me what I wanted for my birthday and I had an awful time thinking of anything, there is so little that I want.

    Comment by Miss M — April 21, 2009 @ 3:39 pm

  4. Life is so much calmer without worrying about the bills, or flipping through 200 digital channels of nothing is on. Congrats on nearing your goal!

    Comment by Over the Cubicle Wall — April 21, 2009 @ 8:30 pm

  5. So very true!! The simple things in life are so much MORE enjoyable too!! =)

    Comment by PJ — April 22, 2009 @ 12:08 am

  6. So nice to come home to a house filled with conversation with my family. We don’t watch TV as a choice instead of as a way to save money. Life is more peaceful and easier the less we have. Less to take care of. Less to keep up on. More time with friends and family or in solitude.

    We also have experienced an inverse relationship between the level of debt and the inclination to want things. What a blessing!

    Thank you for the posting!

    Comment by Krista — May 22, 2009 @ 11:04 pm

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