We Paid Cash: A New-to-Us Car

We paid cash!

A testimony from Victoria

With 2 young boys, our growing family wanted a bigger vehicle. It was complicated trying to pack 2 boys, 2 carseats, a stroller, and all the bags that go with young children into the trunk of a car!

I wasn’t ready for a minivan, and neither was my husband, so we began searching for an SUV with a third row.

Finding something in our price range was extremely difficult, but after a few months of searching, we found a vehicle that we loved. It did have more miles on it than what we wanted, but the price was right!

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We were able to pay cash for this vehicle, while still maintaining a healthy emergency fund because my husband sold his beloved four-wheeler, and we put our entire 2013 tax refund towards the vehicle. We also got a nice trade-in value for our car, which helped a lot.

Helpful Hint: I suggest trading-in over selling privately. When you trade in, the trade in value comes off the purchase price of the car, therefore you pay much less tax!

Because we saved so much by paying cash and because the vehicle did have over 100,000 miles on it, we were also able to pay cash for a 4-year, bumper to bumper warranty. We hope this will also save us money some day!

Victoria is a wife and mother to two busy boys! She also works full-time as a mission trip coordinator for a non-profit in Indiana (best job in the world!). In her spare time she enjoys running, camping, and attempting to re-decorate her home.

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DIY Project: Ferris Wheel Scarf

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Abigail from The Modern Prairie Girl shows us how to make a Ferris Wheel Scarf.

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Designed & made by Abigail A. Long, author of Modern Prairie Sewing: 20 Handmade Projects for You & Your Friends, blogger at www.themodernprairiegirl.blogspot.com

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BelleChic: Multi-pocket Travel Bag for just $12.99 shipped!

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Have any travel plans? Today at BelleChic they are offering this multi-pocket Travel Bag for just $12.99 shipped. You can choose from 4 bold colors.

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 This travel ‘must have’ comes in one of four bright colors and makes packing toiletries so easy. With several compartments inside and the ability to hang for easy access, you will wonder how you ever left home without it! This also works great for when at home – hang up in your bathroom and have all your necessities within each reach and off the bathroom counters.

Also, don’t forget about these fun Primitives By Kathy Box Signs for as low as $7.99 shipped. I just checked inventory on this sale and they have re-stocked, but this sale ends soon!

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Magazines for Kids! Zoobooks, Zootles and Zoobies!

zoobooksIf you have children or grandchildren who love animals, then these magazines are a wonderful and educational fit, and we rarely see deals on them!

Zoobooks magazine - Get a one year subscription for $17.99 OR get a two year subscription for $32.99 (save an additional $3!) with code: MONEYSAVING

About Zoobooks - Zoobooks is the kid’s magazine for animal lovers. This magazine subscription brings the excitement of the zoo right into your home. Each issue features breath-taking photography,fascinating articles, facts, and diagrams that brings the animal world alive. This is the perfect gift for your child and is a great way to start kids off reading.

Zootles magazine - Get a one year subscription for $17.99 OR get a two year subscription for $32.99 (save an additional $3!) with code: MONEYSAVING

About ZootlesCreated for children 2-6 years old. Each issue includes a featured animal, number, and phoneme sound. Counting and sound recognition games are built in to the content, along with read aloud stories, poems and more! This magazine is so much fun, youngsters won’t realize how much they are learning.

Zoobies magazine – Get a one year subscription for $17.99 OR get a two year subscription for $32.99 (save an additional $3!) with code: MONEYSAVING

About Zoobies: From the publishers of Zoobooks and Zootles, Zoobies is full of animal stories, photos, and puzzles for little ones! You will find it is written specifically to introduce infants and toddlers to the wonderful world of reading.

This offer expires on Thursday (August 28th, 2014) at 11:59 PM EST.

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Free Ebooks: First Aid Basics, Paleo Condiments, Kid Paleo Recipes, and more

NOTE: The price of these ebooks is currently $0.00, but that could change at any time. Be sure to verify before checking out that it is still free.

Unless otherwise noted, these ebooks are specifically for Kindles, but you can go here to download a free application that enables you to read Kindle ebooks on your PC.

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