As a family of 5, we bought a small townhome with cash. Here’s why and how we tried to stay debt-free and minimalist! While saving money and eating healthy, you need a Why to help keep you going! Living debt-free and owning our home was one of ours.
Realistically, we didn’t know if we could do it. A lot could happen that was out of our control. But we were committed to living debt-free, and as our family grew, we changed jobs, and we moved out of state to an area with more opportunities, we remembered our challenge.
Chris and I are both really competitive.
The more people told us we were crazy not to buy a house as soon as we could afford a mortgage, the more we wanted to avoid it….
…We live in an area of the world where many families at our stage of life, with jobs like us, and 3 kids who aren’t little anymore, have fairly large houses. We’re talking 3-4 bedrooms with a garage and a yard and a dog.
Chris and I have lived and traveled abroad, so we know that many people around the world – in both developed countries and third world countries – live in much smaller spaces. So while we would love a bigger house someday, we knew we could live comfortably in much less space.
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