Friday, July 3, 2009

Lesson Number 7: Keep it light


When you start worrying about things like money life tends to get very serious and the more serious something becomes the more you worry – it becomes a vicious circle.

So keep it fun.

Here are a few things we did to inject some lightness into the whole scheme…

We gave it a name. Referring to ‘the debt’ all the time would have gotten very depressing. We called it Operation Night Brace because of what Amy used to do as a kid. She’d wear her night brace to school so her teeth got straight faster. ONB was all about doing something unpleasant as fast as we could so the name worked ☺

We made our save-o-meter. At the start we had a large thermometer that we would slowly color in the amount we had paid off.

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