Cut the cable: Alternatives that save cash

Cut the cable: Alternatives that save cash

It's been three years since Jason and I cut the cable and I don't think we have once regretted it. Not only has it helped save us a lot of money it also helps us control what our children watch and who markets what to them. (I really hope that sentence made sense!)

Today I wanted to delve into some alternatives to cable and satellite that might save you some cash. 

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4 tips for maximizing your morning work time

4 tips for maximizing your morning work time

This week we have been talking about becoming a Work at Home Mom, what my journey has been like and some things you can do.

Yesterday I talked about how one of the ways I schedule in work time is by getting up a little earlier. I am not talking about 4:30 or 5 in the morning, although I have done that, I am talking about just 15-30 minutes before my kids get up.

You can accomplish so much, but you have to maximize that morning time.

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9 time management tips (and tips on other things) for work at home moms

9 time management tips (and tips on other things) for work at home moms

Working from home sounds like the ideal, right? You get to stay at home in your jammies, get some work done, maybe a load of laundry, hang out with your kids. Easy peasy? Nope. No, it's not. 

Working at home, especially with kids, is a fine balance of time and home management. It's all about telling your time where to go. 

Just like at the beginning of the month when you make a budget, you also have to budget your time. In order to see business growth and success this is something you have to do daily. 

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Becoming a work at home mom: Finding your niche

Becoming a work at home mom: Finding your niche

This is part of a 30 Day series on getting started. This week we are focusing on starting a home-based business.

I have been running a business from home for almost three years. And by my own definition of success, it is successful. 

I get asked by a lot of women A LOT of women how to start a business. So I thought this week I would walk your through it. 

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Stop talking about it and start doing it (Free printable)

Stop talking about it and start doing it (Free printable)

This is something I have been thinking about a lot lately. What if we quit talking about all the things we wanted to do with our lives, and we just started doing them.

All month long we have been sharing our journeys, talking about how to get out of debt, save money and simplify our lives. Next week I am going to be talking about how I started my small business from home.
 

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Small ways I've simplified our home

Small ways I've simplified our home

I wish I could say I lived in a meticulously organized home that was clean and tidy 24/7. But I don't. Nope. I stepped on three legos and a cowboy hat before I got to my desk to type this blog post.

However, I have learned a few ways to simplify and streamline some areas of our home. While none of these are grand, ground breaking, earth shattering ideas, but they have really worked to create a more cohesive space in different areas of our home.

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Why we live the way we live and how we've simplified our lives

Why we live the way we live and how we've simplified our lives

I didn't happen all at once. I don't think at the time it was even conscious. But slowly over time our life began to change.

I've talked about the moment I realized I wanted to get out of debt. And I've talked about what it was like for Jason and I to hit financial rock bottom.

But I honestly cannot pin point the exact moment we decided that a life of simplicity was for us.

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Why you need a sinking fund and how to start one

Why you need a sinking fund and how to start one

There are certain expenses you cannot plan for, an unexpected death, a debilitating illness, a car crash. But there are some expenses you can prepare for. 

You know eventually you will need a new car. 

You know that your home will need a new bathtub, new fridge or (in what we're dealing with right now) a new roof. 

That is why you need a sinking fund. 

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