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well said Moggie!

My father has worked his tail off his whole life (there are 7 of us kids and my mom was a SAHM) He has a super strong work ethic and has never missed a day of work his whole life. He also always tried to LBHM. He was constantly trying to dig his way out of debt, but the one thing he always did no matter what was take a vacation with us once a year. He always told us to do this no matter what.

We never went to Disneyworld, but we always went to a lakeside resort and my most fond memories are of this place with my family and friends. None of us would trade those weeks for the world. I feel you must take time to enjoy life. Our debt paydown will take us 3 years. We will go on one guilt free vacation a year for the irreplaceable memories. They may only be a weekend at a family members house, or camping or something shorter and smaller than we'd like, but we'll go and have a blast.

We choose to do that and if it takes 4 years to pay off the debt then so be it. It is worth it to us. I think LBYM and debt paydown cannot consume your life. As long as we are housed, fed, and clothed.... we will have a break once a year!!!!!!!!

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