How We Live On Less Than $15,000/year

Posted on Jan 22 2013 - 6:22pm by Markell

Big News today. I was featured on another blog as a guest author. I’m pretty excited about this. I wrote a story about how my family has lived on less than $15,000/year (and that’s stretching it). Check it out over at Third Stop on the Right.

Awesome, right?


8 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. angela January 22, 2013 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    Markell, Grandpa and I just read your article, and it is amazing. Have you ever changed since high school. Marriage and two babies and desperation of college make for great life changes. We remember those days, but we only had one baby. Congratulations on being chosen. we love you Grandma Fuller

  2. Anonymous January 26, 2013 at 12:43 am - Reply

    It was wonderful except that the blog owner made it seem like it was *her* life and on real credit was given to you except that one line at the end which most people would miss because it didn’t actually say it was your story. I think you did a great job! Sadly you didn’t get your due credit!

    • A Mouse In My Kitchen January 26, 2013 at 9:58 am - Reply

      Thank you for the compliment! I love to share my story with anyone who will listen. And as for the credit, no hard feelings. It was my first guest blog post. I didn’t even give her an author bio or anything, that’s how new to this I am. Live and learn right? I’m just glad I had the opportunity to get my name out there a little bit!

    • Anonymous January 27, 2013 at 5:18 am - Reply

      It doesn’t hurt to ask her to edit the story to include “this is a story from a guest author and fellow blogger” at the top. You deserve the credit, you are giving her credit on your blog! Don’t hesitate to ask for credit for your story. A lot of times you will find that people will ask you to write for their blogs once they are familiar with you. They can’t do that unless they know “who” you are and that it is “your story” and not hers.
      Your blog is great, don’t sell yourself short.

    • A Mouse In My Kitchen January 27, 2013 at 6:08 am - Reply

      Thank you for the praise. According to my numbers, I have quite a few people reading my blog, but not many comments. It is awesome to hear a little encouragement from someone. And, I did just what you suggested. Thanks so much for the advice.

    • Anonymous January 27, 2013 at 11:56 pm - Reply

      Good for you for asking. You deserve the credit for a wonderful article.
      Blogs are tough. People read them but very few people take the time to comment on posts they read.
      Some people will comment but if they have to use the captcha to post their comments they simply move on. I will say that sometimes they are tough, it may take two or three times to get it right because they are hard to read.
      You may want to check your settings. If you choose to simply moderate your comments, you won’t need the captcha. Only unmoderated comments should use the captcha system. You may find that more people will comment if it is easier for them to do so. I wish you continued success, your blog is wonderful!

    • A Mouse In My Kitchen January 28, 2013 at 1:05 am - Reply

      Thank you for the tip. I changed those settings so it should be good now. I really appreciate your help.

  3. Joyce Raymond September 9, 2013 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    I enjoyed reading your blog entry about surviving on less than $15,000.00 a year. My son and his wife did something very similar. By the time their first child was four years old they owned their house and the two cars in the garage. They refuse to get a credit card because they have plenty of savings. No one is guaranteed a prosperous future though. I was doing really well at one time also, but divorce and a disabling injury has me living on less than $8,000.00 a year. I know all about the difference between needs and wants for sure!

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