Hi! I’m Cassie and I’m so excited to share my new blog with you! I have lots of fun, informative content planned to post here. For my first post, I’d like to introduce myself and my mission here on a Life on a Dime.
First and foremost I am a mom, but I was a mom first and foremost even when I had a full-time career in the accounting field. The only difference was we had consumer debt keeping me from being really being there with my kids.
That all changed about a year ago. We both worked hard, and a lot. But even on two good incomes, a mortgage, student loans, car payments, daycare tuition, and occasional credit card debt kept us bound financially. My husband and I had bought our first home almost a decade prior and slowly renovated room by room ourselves and with the help of family in cash. We started to get the itch to build… we had equity in our home, we just weren’t sure how much.
After a lot of discussions, help from God, family, and a lot of hard work we took a leap of faith. We started on a new adventure. When the opportunity came I left my job, we moved in with my dad who not only housed us but deeded us land to build on, finished updating the house, and sold. We were blessed to have made the decision and had good timing with the market. We were able to pay off all of our consumer debt and set aside the 20% requirement for a construction loan.
So began our journey to give our kids a better life; one with less stuff, and more of what mattered. This is our life on a dime. Please follow along with us on this journey and leave a comment below with questions or suggestions of what you’d like to see on here.
What to Expect on a Life on a Dime
I am here blogging on all things budgeting, family, work-life balance (if such a thing exists), minimalism, non-toxic living as well as essential oils, all sprinkled with faith. I will also post tips on meal planning, some recipes I love, as well as frugal fun ideas for the family. Life is an adventure and this family is living a life on a dime!