Welcome to Family Finances Life! I hope you enjoy the articles and resources posted here and I look forward to interacting and connecting with you.
My name is Mike Collins and I started this blog to chronicle my family’s journey as we try to get out of debt, overcome the vicious cycle of paycheck to paycheck living, and start building wealth.
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We’re a typical family of five living in New Jersey on a single income and that presents some serious challenges. My wife quit her job to raise the kids years ago and that meant we had to make some sacrifices along the way. It hasn’t always been easy but we’ve been through it together and there’s something to be said for that.
Due to some unforseen expenses and bad decisions we’ve found ourselves struggling with debt. We got to the point where our expenses were greater than our income (that’s not a good thing) and we had to keep tapping into savings just to keep afloat. Even worse, we weren’t saving a dime for our future and we had trouble tracking where our money was even going.
This site is a chronicle of our efforts to turn things around and take control of our finances. We’ll share articles about cutting expenses, saving money, increasing income, staying motivated, and enjoying life to the fullest.
Hop aboard! Let’s begin the journey…Last updated on