I think everyone finds themselves in a situation where they need to make a big purchase and they need to do it fairly quickly.
You might remember that last year at this time my husband and I were saving for a new roof. And we were able to pull together the cash very quickly.
Now we need to get a new vehicle and will need to purchase it in the next five monthsRead More
My slow cooker has changed my life. I know that makes me sound like a crazy person, but I don't care. It has helped me go from stressed out mama whose children would survive off of PB&J to a stressed out mama whose children get a healthy and somewhat home cooked meal.
Nothing thrills me more than dumping ingredients into my crock pot and coming back hours later to a complete meal that's finished!Read More
Have you ever gotten your car stuck in sand? It’s happened to me a few times and it’s frustrating and a little embarrassing. Your wheels spin and spin and sand flies everywhere and people standing on the sidewalk look at you like it’s your first day on the planet.
That is how I felt about blogging for a long time. Like my tires were stuck in perpetual sand.Read More
I enjoy saving money. As a reformed (ahem... reforming??) spender I get a little thrill when I get a good deal, cut down on a bill or end up spending less than I budgeted.
But I have had to caution myself and work to really save money. It's one thing to pay less than retail or cut back on your expenses. It's another thing entirely to ACTUALLY save that money. And by save, I mean move to your savings account for a rainy day or applying toward a goal or debt.Read More
I had a friend send me a message on Facebook recently "my heart just hurts," she said. I cried as I read it and I wanted to reach through the screen and hold her hand.
My sweet friend has been through a rough couple of years. Her life has been turned completely upside-down through no fault of her own. I don't relate to what she is going through, but I do relate to that feeling of "life just hurts."Read More
Is there a bill that is just needling at you because month after month you think you're paying just too much? Been there. Done that. I am grateful that I have the money to pay my bills because there was a time when I didn't. But let's face it, we all have things we want to be spending our money on and bills isn't it.Read More