We discovered that since David worked with a finance company, the other finance companies in town were very willing to make consolidation loans. We took out a consolidation loan.
At about this time, David’s mother offered to sell us one of the cars we were driving. We included that in the first consolidation loan. We also paid off the local bank with the loan.
Trade in Car
The car we purchased had a fuel leak and was costing more and more to maintain. Suzanne’s father, who was a top-notch mechanic, kept it running as best anyone could. We decided to trade that car and purchase a Ford Festiva.
The new car was great and got excellent gas mileage. It was so good, in fact, that Suzanne thought we should take on a newspaper route in the early morning to make more money and pay off bills.
We were assigned two routes that were side-by-side. One was in a terrible neighborhood and the other was in a great neighborhood. We discovered that the paper routes did not really pay very much, but we could improve on the money we made by placing Avon and Tupperware books in with the newspapers.
We also added Amway. Adding these books with the newspapers was quite successful.
Suzanne’s job with the friend fizzled out. We moved to a less expensive house in a less than desirable part of town.