That title feels a bit too “Supernatural” but it’s a good jumping off point.
When I was kid my teachers stressed the big 6 questions “Who, What, Where, When, Why and How” whenever I was writing anything. So, that’s what I have for you.
Who: My husband, myself, and our 3 children
What: Want to move to a piece of property that we will own.
Where: West Virginia- near a top preforming VA hospital.
When: Sometime in the next 6-8 years
(Here is where it gets complicated)
Why: Because we do not want to work for the rest of our lives. We want more time to enjoy our family. We want to take care of ourselves.
How: Uh… Yes, How? I am still working on this one.
I suppose I started with our finances because of my job I am hyper-focused on money. We have a terrific debt reduction plan. I used the site below to calculate our debts, and how we could pay them down.
Then I went a step further and found ways to cut spending out and find more money each month.
This takes some time, and some research on your debts. I did not follow their suggestion and pay off the balances in the order of lowest balance to highest, because then I am paying more interest. I chose to order it by highest interest rate to lowest interest rate.
We also have a very strict cash budget that I came up with here:
Let me note that I have not been paid, or endorsed or otherwise affiliated with Crown Ministries. I just used their website, and I liked it. You can use any one you like, or figure it out on your own. Whatever works. The point was to get out of debt as soon as possible.
Next I had to figure out what we would need to execute this idea. Land, Shelter, Water, Food, Power, Medical (insurance and treatment), Money, Money, and more Money.As I was about to find out going to a self sustained life is expensive!
So there you have it. The big 6.