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We Paid Cash: A Couple’s Getaway

We paid cash!

A testimony from Kayse from Finding Hope [1]

My husband and I had a stressful year. He was in grad school and worked three jobs, and I worked full time from home and took care of our daughter.

That didn’t leave much time for each other, and we needed to get away together for a few days! However, we already had a tight budget and didn’t know how we could possible afford a three-day trip.

Here’s what we did:

Although I knew about and helped contribute to the money saving, my husband did all the planning, keeping the trip a complete surprise for me! He scoured the internet and found all the best deals! He also planned the trip mid-week for the best hotel prices!

Here’s what we got to enjoy:

It was so much fun to be able to go on a trip and not worry about how we were going to pay for everything when we got home!

The freedom of paying for everything in cash really added to the relaxation of our trip! It allowed us to spend time together and take advantage of enjoyable opportunities, without having to worry about the cost. We were able to invest in the weekend and each other! You can read more about our trip here [2].

We’ll never do it another way again!

Kayse is a wife, mommy, and teacher. She writes over at Finding Hope [1] about finding hope among the day-to-day realities of dinners, dishes, and diapers.

Have you saved up and paid cash for something — large or small? Submit your story for possible publication here [3].