Summer is a great time for reading. Scratch that, all the time is a great time for reading. But we enter the summer with a little higher reading expectations. So I wanted to share my summer reading list for 2019.Read More
Just because it is summer doesn’t mean it has to wreck your summer budget. You can avoid the summer budget slide. Don’t let all the hard work you’ve done up until this point completely derail your finances.Read More
Today I'm talking about my biggest regret when it comes to marriage and money.
For those of you who don't know, my husband Jason and I have been married for twelve years. And we did not combine our finances for the first five years of our marriage. I think that that led to a lot of the money problems that we ended up having — because we did not have accountability.
He had his checking account. I had my checking account. We thought we had a pretty good system. He would pay the mortgage out of his account and I would pay all the bills out of mine. We thought this was fine; this was just a great way to keep things afloat and to keep things going. You have your money and I have my money and we're good.
Some people can handle life that way. But we couldn't. There was a lack of accountability. There was a lack of structure. We weren't communicating. And, really, I feel like our marriage was missing something as a result.Read More
There is no question that routines help simplify our lives and make our days smoother. But I also believe there is a fine line between creating a sense of calm and slipping into a dogmatic approach to your day with no wiggle room. So today I wanted to share some of my best tips for creating good routines you can live with.Read More
I used to be a fly by the seat of my pants individual. And then I realized that that attitude was the cause for my frequent stress, frustration and situational anxiety. I cannot suddenly transform myself into a super organized person, but I can do some small things that will bring a little more calm to my life.Read More
It feels so overwhelming when you’re working so hard and not getting ahead. And it can become so easy to look at what another family is doing and what is working for them and feel like a total failure. But you’re not.
Today I want to offer you a little encouragement, but I also want to give you a few ideas of things you can do when you just feel like it’s not working.Read More
Summer is a GREAT time to spend time with family and create lasting memories. But if you're living on a budget you might be panicking to come up with ideas to keep your little ones entertained. Fear not more. I got you covered.Read More
Today I am sharing a very honest story about hitting rock bottom and where we went from there. This is not an easy story to tell. It is real and raw and honest and I hope you can benefit from it.Read More
Summer will be here faster than you think and if your May is like mine it will go by even faster because of the 8 million activities.
You may want to plan something special for your family this summer. But money is tight, time is short and there just isn't time to plan something big. Let's talk about staycations. If you don't know what a staycation is, that is when you take vacation time and stay at home.Read More