From Financial Integrity
Joseph - It's about values not amounts - DRAFT
- suburban, presently in Atlanta area
- multi-generational household, married, two dependents
- simple living despite high-tech, high-income, high-expense
I came across YMOYL shortly after marrying my dear wife Daisy in 1996. We both have frugality solidly in our backgrounds; my mom comes from a long line of farmers, my dad from a long line of academics, and Daisy grew up during the deprivations of mainland China's "Great Cultural Revolution".
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@@@@ worked in high-tech, some startups, some consulting lucked out in real estate sales, as by-product of moving between areas while in SiValley, hosted discussion group f2f then online article in Christian Science Monitor on us and two other simple-livers helped with SLNet fora, even kept some content around for later folks to view
allowed us to return to one-income household again presently looking to switch who's earning income, who's maintaining household, setting up business eye on speaking career, real-estate, sustainable household site
amounts large, but concepts still hold relevant investments for us include stocks, munis held directly
Length: Try to keep stories to about 500 words.
Content: Please note when you started following the program (month/year you started, as opposed to length of time). Write about which steps had the most impact on you and how the program as a whole affected your larger life as well as your finances. Add any other pertinent and inspiring information that you think might benefit others who are facing similar situations to yours. Please be concise and stick to your personal experience, rather than offer editorial opinions.