I want to talk about how people get from a negative cash flow sitiuation to even a small homestead. I live in one of the most expensive states in the country(Arizona). I live in a rented house$675.00 which is really cheap here. I have a car payment and utilities. My only entertainment is the internet and my 2 dogs. I work 40 hrs a week, have not taken any time off in 7 years. I make 22,000 a year, I dont think I can cut back anymore, I also am to old to work 2 jobs. I want so much to have a small house maybe on an acre or 2 and raise enough for myself and a little extra. How do I get there from here? The house I rent is 900 sq ft 40 yrs old and would sell for $185,000. That is about the cheapest you can get here. There are no "cheap" areas. I cant afford to move to a cheaper part of the country which I would love to do, that is the only way I can see to make things better. How have some of you gone from a negative cash flow to getting what you want? Im not even making it pay check to paycheck.