Wednesday, March 16, 2016

my cash only story...

__________________ MY STORY in more detail___________________________
Back in 2007, my husband and I attended
Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace Seminar. 
We loved the concept of “cash only” and took to it right away,
but it wasn’t long before I got tired of using paper envelopes for my cash. 
I wanted something more hip, tasteful, modern and sturdy!
I looked everywhere for something like it - but no one had thought of it!
 So I made myself some designer fabric cash envelopes/carrier
And a few months later, in january of 2008,
 I started to sell them on esty under the name of crunchy cute.
Crunchy cute was my business where I used to sell purses, cuffs, pins…
  during outdoor festivals in Atlanta.
 My tag for crunchy cute was “modern day hippie with a touch of dainty and adorable” (over 1400 sales!)
but the cash envelope business took off and I had to put the purses…on hold.
I changed my shop name in june of  2010 to
 Saving Money In Style
to showcase my budget related products.
… and here I am today.
Since then, many other  etsy sellers have gotten on the band wagon
and claimed "fabric envelopes" as their own.
(what a world, what a world!)
there are A LOT of imitators but only one "saving money in style!"
Since 2008 on Etsy – my little shop has grown by leaps and bounds. I have been contacted by numerous companies and have been able to promote my items worldwide. I was featured in All You magazine in January 2010 and also have had the stamp of approval from the Dave Ramsey folks!
And today – my husband and I are DEBT free with the exception of our mortgage
 and we are working on that!
My biggest lesson - I  ask myself when shopping for food, clothes....
"Is this a want or it this a need?"
When I stop to ask that before making a purchase - more often than not
I put the item back!
Yes, it is painful, because I always want it badly
 but...this simple question has saved me tons of money.
Plus it is much more painful handing over cash than handing over a debit or credit card!
I hope and pray that will help you too!
To God be all the glory!
Proverbs 16:3
Commit your works to the Lord and your plans will be established.
Isaiah 55:8-9
For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
   neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
   so are my ways higher than your ways
   and my thoughts than your thoughts.

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