How We Stopped Living (less than) Paycheck to Paycheck ::: Guest Post on


Today I’m sharing this month’s column about our family’s journey to a debt-free life.  I’m answering the most asked question from my first column:  how did we stop living less than paycheck to paycheck?  Every situation is unique, but you can visit Simple Mom to read what worked for us.

From the post:

In my last post, I introduced myself as a person in debt. I hoped to be a source of encouragement for anyone who might be struggling with money.  I was touched by the comments that followed. Thank you.

One question seemed to come up:  how did we get back on our feet when living less than paycheck to paycheck?

Some of you are in a tough spot through circumstance;  maybe you’ve lost a job, you’ve faced illness, or worse.

Our money problem wasn’t an income problem, it was a spending problem. We made enough money, but we were far from careful with it.

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About Kara

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at

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