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HMM 136: Lessons Learned In Being A One Car Family For Seven Years

HMM 136: Lessons Learned In Being A One Car Family For Seven Years

Have you ever thought of downsizing to one car? We made the choice seven years ago and we were a one car family until recently. I share our journey and so much more in this episode.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • Why we took the leap and what were we trying to achieve with this “crazy” choice
  • What we did those 7 years instead of having a second car
  • Why we shifted gears 7 years later and went back to being a 2 car family
  • The lessons we learned


Some Teaser Highlights of This Episode:

Why we did it:

✔ We had no need for a second car at the time.

✔ Save money

✔ Pay off debt

✔ Save money for the next car to pay in cash 💪🏼


Were we able to reach this goal when it came time to purchase another car? I’ll leave this as a cliffhanger as you’ll have to listen to the episode to find out!


Some of the lessons we learned:

✏ Do an assessment of your current car (i.e. how long have you had it, if you owe-how much do you owe, how long do you intend to keep it, etc.)

✏ Be flexible

✏ Being a one car family is doable and not as difficult as we imagined it to be

✏ Whatever mishaps you have they are just that, it is not a failure


I want to hear from you!  What was your favorite takeaway from this episode? Please come on over to our community and share with us there.

Abrazos + Much Love,



P.S. THANK YOU for listening!

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The post, HMM 136: Lessons Learned In Being A One Car Family For Seven Years  appeared first on the Her Money Matters Podcast.

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