Holly and I started Club Thrifty back in 2012. The website was a way to hold ourselves accountable for our financial decisions and to share with others what we had learned about money through the numerous mistakes that we had made. Since the moment we started the blog, it had always been our dream to be able to pursue it as a full-time career. Of course, it seemed like a pipe dream at the time, but nevertheless, we kept putting the effort into it every single day.
Some time later, we were offered the opportunity to participate in a nifty little e-book called 21 Days to Healthier Finances. If you know us, you know that our philosophy is generally to say yes to most opportunities, then find a way to make it happen. There was no financial incentive for us, but it was a good chance for some exposure. So, Holly used the content of one of our most popular pieces – The 5 Financial Habits that Changed My Life – as the basis for the first chapter in the book.
When you say yes to opportunities, things can move forward quickly. Eventually, all of our “yeses” started to add up, and our lives began to change at a rapid pace. In fact, since then, almost everything has changed. [Read more…]