December 2017 Budget Update – Saving to Buy a House!

It feels like we have been saving to buy a house for the past 11 years of our marriage! The truth is really it has only been 13 months!

If you have been following along our journey of buying a house on a budget in one of the most expensive cities in the U.S., you know that back in October we found a house that we fell in love with. We are actually in escrow right now!

Behind the scenes of REAL LIFE NUMBERS when it comes to family finance management. What happens to a family budget when saving to buy a house in just one year. Don’t forget to download your FREE PRINTABLE family finance worksheets!

The property has like a million liens on it! Which at first felt like a hopeless cause, but it turns out to be a blessing in disguise. The the extra time has allowed us more time in saving to buy a house!

In this month’s budget update we are sharing all the real life numbers that go into our budget and how we adjust for each month’s twists and turns!

This month we have been able to map out a financial plan to get us set up really nice for our first mortgage payment! Make sure to watch this month’s video below to see all the numbers and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel.


FREE Budgeting Starter Kit

In all of my budget updates, I share with you the exact numbers of our family finances Excel spreadsheet. This system is what we started using several years ago that helped us get out of $20,000 in debt!

You can get the same budgeting starter kit for FREE! It includes not only the excel starter kit (you can open it in Google Forms), but there is also a printable version!

You will be letting your finances down if don’t also go look at my post and video on How to Start a Budget that Won’t Fail! That article is where you will learn how to use the the budgeting starter kit and how to customize it to your family’s specific needs.


Look at Our Family Finances

See what happened to our budget this month that has us SUPER excited about saving to buy a house!


What do you think about saving to buy a house?

What are some of your saving goals? What did you sacrifice when saving to buy a house? Let’s chat in the comments!

Thanks for stopping in and I will talk to you soon! Xoxo


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