Monday, June 29, 2009

Lesson Number 3: Go as fast as you can for as long as you can (but make sure the wheels don’t fall off)


Do we regret doing ONB?

Looking at where we have ended up – a flat of our own and only $60k left of the debt (with a clear calm plan of how we are going to pay it off) – I’d have to say no but there were certainly times when we came close to a disaster.

It was (in places) just a little too extreme.

We became so obsessed a lot of things suffered in our lives.

We kept pushing ourselves harder and harder.

The initial plan was to pay of the private debt and then stop but we kept going and going.

We’re lucky to have made it through.

This has definitely been a relationship forged in a fire – we’d only been together 5ish months when the madness began.

Living on less than $20 a day in one of the world's most expensive cities was ridiculous!!!

Be inspired by our story but don't do it the way we did.

Chunk it down.

Take baby steps.

How about one month of saving every other month?

How about having a different spend target for weekdays and weekends? You get the idea!!!

1 comment:

beth said...

I wanted to thank you guys for your very inspiring story! I fully understand withdrawing from the semi-public eye of blogging, but I'm sure I'm not the only one who will miss your posts. Congratulations on getting out of this project in one piece (and still speaking to each other)!