The Great Pasta Surplus of 2010

How to have fun while getting out of debt

Wife and I were four months into Baby Step 2 — pay off your debts smallest to largest. We are fiercely competitive about ridiculous things — on the same team against the obstacle, of course. Finances were especially competitive. In January of 2010, we turned our attention to the cost of food.

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So, when we saw pasta was on sale for fifty cents a box, it was obvious we needed to get thirty boxes.

Yes, thirty. For a staggering fifteen dollars.

The pasta was just one of the many ways we made getting out of debt fun. Not to mention a marriage-strengthening exercise.

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