This inspirational story comes from my reader Michelle….
The last year has been a year of huge discovery for my family and I. Due to rough economic times and cut backs at work, we started the beginning of 2010 not sure if we were going to have a home to live in or not, but no matter what we did, we were going to do it together. After selling almost everything that we owned at a sale in our front yard, we had enough money to hire a lawyer and on April 1, 2010 we filed Chapter 13 bankruptcy so that we could keep our home and stay in the only home our three daughters had ever known.
I am crying now as I think back to that very scary April Fool’s Day. I just kept thinking that this was some kind of joke and that we were going to wake up and this will all have been a dream. But reality set in and it was time to make changes in our life. As part of the bankruptcy process we were required to go to a budgeting class. This started us on the path to a whole new discovery.
A few months later I was discussing this with a friend of mine and she gave me a list of couponing and information sites and yours was one of them. As I visited your site I realized this was a completely doable situation and I was determined to do this. I worked for the Disney Resort Reservations when my husband and I got married we honeymooned at Disney’s Beach Club Resort. We have since moved to Ohio, but we have always wanted to take our children back and share this beautiful place.
The weekend that I visited your website…we bought 5 newspapers and stated clipping our coupons and we have never looked back. Now, we have all of our bills paid ON TIME, our pantry is stocked, and we opened TWO savings accounts! One of course being our future Disney Vacation where we will celebrate our wedding anniversary with our children. We might even renew our vows there. Who knows…because through a positive attitude and positive life changes everything seems possible now. Thank you for inspiring us all and for being a guiding light.
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