One of the first important principles in the classic, Richest Man in Babylon, is to pay yourself first. When I first read this passage as a young adult, I had zero debt and zero obligations. I decided to give this a try and put away 10% of everything that I earned.
I found this little 4 part series I wrote in a journal back in Nov. of 2014. It is clear that I was reading a great deal on finances, as I was still unemployed at this time and pretty scared I had ruined my family. As I came across these writings, my thoughts now are why have I not implemented what I wrote? I think I would be better off now had I done so. All the same, please enjoy!
I know a year supply of food sounds daunting, perhaps even gross, but it really doesn’t have to be. I mean, I eat pasta and SpaghettiOs’s all the time and these are easy things to store for a year.
Paying Off Debt vs. Protecting Your Family From Hardship