Sorry I’ve been AWOL over the past week or so, the run up to Christmas has been pretty hectic and I have a little confession to make… I haven’t had chance to post about this because it was very last minute but we’ve also had a little break away for a few days just now to Disneyland Paris!
Yeah I know, not the most frugal thing to do right before Christmas but the hubby received a bonus from work and so we decided to take our little girl to meet Mickey Mouse and all the Disney Princesses. Needless to say, she had an amazing time and so did we!
This might sound like an extravagant trip, especially as we’ve only recently become debt free but we really wanted to create some amazing magical memories with our daughter whilst she’s young enough to appreciate Disney. And because the hubby has been working away for half the year on and off and we’ve done some extreme budgeting this year, it was a special treat for us all.
Although Disneyland Paris is very hard to do on the cheap, we managed to save a ton of money when we were there and we didn’t get suckered into buying souvenirs! Plus we were also able to save some money for our emergency fund and our house deposit savings too this month!
I’ll fill you in on the details when I write a spending/saving report in early January as I’m still calculating costs! But I can tell you that the best thing about the trip for us was being able to go and enjoy it without any debt to cast a cloud over everything. It was a very new feeling for us, since every holiday we’ve ever taken before has been tinged with the knowledge that we should really have been spending money on paying back our debt.
For now though… Merry Christmas! I hope you have a wonderful festive break and enjoy spending time with family and friends. Please check back here soon for more posts!
P.S. I’m starting to plan content for Disease Called Debt for next year. What would you like to see on this site in the future? Would you like to read about more ways to get out of debt, how to save money, how to make money or anything else? Please share your thoughts below!
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