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Anna Newell Jones

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And Then We Saved
Minimalism, Spending Fast, Spending Diet
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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I’ve been thinking about what I’m going to say for a while. How to start. If I should or shouldn’t do it… but I know, it’s time. This blog has been such a HUGE part of my life for so long. I started it with a crap ton of debt and a sliver of hope that life could be different. Since then, I’ve learned SO much, met SO many people, we’ve ...
Posted: Oct 19 2017 @ 10:00 AM
“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” -Oprah Winfrey When you’re trying to save money, celebrations can seem frivolous. Why would I go out for dinner to celebrate saving money? That’s spending money I just saved! But celebrations can be small. Make yourself your favorite meal or go for an extra long walk today. Celebrations are important and taking time to acknowledge ...
Posted: Oct 08 2017 @ 8:00 AM
“The only true wisdom is in knowing that you know nothing.” -Socrates There’s room for all of us to grow and learn and improve. It can be overwhelming, but let it be empowering. Let it be a challenge. Question what you know– or what you think you know! How are you challenging yourself today? Chat with me in the comments. The post True Wisdom appeared first on And Then We Saved. ...
Posted: Oct 01 2017 @ 8:00 AM
“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” -William Arthur Ward Sometimes my friends and family hate that I’m such a realist. I know things are bad things are going to happen. Good things are going to happen too. But I know when those things happen– good or bad, I’ve thought about both outcomes and I’m going to adjust my sails. Do you ...
Posted: Sep 24 2017 @ 8:00 AM
Hi, I’m Jess from Perth, Western Australia.  I had one big goal to complete this year as I was turning 30, and that was to become debt-free. In my 20s, I made stupid financial decisions that put me $27,000+ in debt. Last year, after finally having only $5,000 to go until my loan was paid off, I decided I would take steps to finally become financially free.  It started with adopting some of the values of ...
Posted: Sep 19 2017 @ 8:00 AM
“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” -Henry David Thoreau Your perception is everything. Maybe you, like me, don’t live in the nicest house in the nicest neighborhood. But when I look at my home, I see all the hard work that I’ve put into it. All the literal blood, sweat and tears. I see a beautiful, small home that I’m creating with my husband and ...
Posted: Sep 17 2017 @ 8:00 AM
The first month of my Spending Fast involved a few unexpected spending speed bumps. The second month of my Spending Fast involves going on vacation. You can see the trend that is evolving here…  The first three weeks of July, I was at home in the UK wrapping up the UK school year, which ends later than it does in the US. It involved working long hours and carefully planning my gym time and meals to ensure no ...
Posted: Sep 12 2017 @ 11:14 AM
“Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future.” -Dale Turner Don’t be ashamed of your mistakes. Wear them as a badge of honor. Be up front about them. It’s empowering to admit your mistakes. You’re growing and learning. It’s not shameful to fail. We all do it. The best thing we can do ...
Posted: Sep 10 2017 @ 8:00 AM
Six years ago, I shared here about my journey out of $35,000 in credit card debt. That journey did, and still does, feel momentous, but the thing about a journey is that there’s always another place to go.   In 2011, I was okay with student loan debt and a hefty mortgage, but now, after having two more kids, I am no longer content with the status quo of perpetual payments. I am ready to tackle these two massive ...
Posted: Sep 05 2017 @ 7:22 AM
“When it is obvious that goals can’t be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” -Confucius Sometimes not meeting a goal isn’t your fault. Sometimes things happen that you could have never predicted. And that’s ok. The sooner you realize something isn’t working, the better, because you can adjust. Adjust quickly and strategically. You can still meet your goal. How are you adjusting to unforeseen problems? Chat in the comments ...
Posted: Sep 03 2017 @ 8:00 AM


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