How We Reduced Our Spending by $35,736 in One Year by nicoleschmied | Money 1 Comment Lisa Thompson on January 22, 2019 at 9:03 pm Every little expense adds up, doesn’t it? Great read! Nicole, not giving up, being determined, is what I gathered from this motivating story. So many people just throw their hands up and say ‘why even try’ when they find themselves in situations like you describe and feel helpless and buried. Not you…probably because you were a ‘first born’;). I’m so happy to see where you guys ended up in your journey and am blessed to be part of your world!