Tips for saving up for a house on one income

Tips for saving up for a house on one income

It's been nine months since we closed on our house (woo!). It's been an incredible nine months living in a home that we own, that we wanted and that we worked hard for. 

Since today is Money Monday, the day where I answer real money questions from real people on my YouTube channel I thought i would share a question from a viewer. 

"Can you talk about saving up for a house on one income?" 

Sweet and to the point, right? Here are a few things that we did and that worked for us. Remember, I am not a financial expert, just a woman who likes to save money. 

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Five ways you can start saving money THIS WEEK

Five ways you can start saving money THIS WEEK

While making more cost-effective choices will lead to BIG savings, there are also little things you can start doing today that will yield big savings results without big sacrifices. (Although I think we can argue that giving up a satellite dish probably isn't that big of a sacrifice, right?)

Today I wanted to share a few things you can to THIS WEEK to start saving money.

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Five reasons to meal plan (hint: you will gets HOURS of your life and THOUSANDS of your dollars back)

Five reasons to meal plan (hint: you will gets HOURS of your life and THOUSANDS of your dollars back)

It is no secret that I am not an organized person. Sigh. This is something I am working on, but it is difficult for me. But I have other good qualities...

But, one way I have gotten myself more organized is to plan my family's weekly menu. At our house we have my husband, me and our two sons who eat smaller portions of the same foods we do. Some days they eat way more than other days. 

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Five tips for successful meal planning on a TIGHT budget

Five tips for successful meal planning on a TIGHT budget

I know as a nation our belts are as tight as they can get. Many of you have eliminated luxuries like cable, cell phone plan extras, date nights and movie rentals. If you budget down to the penny and the last penny gets stretched till Abe starts screaming, you're not alone. 

So, I wanted to talk about menu planning when you're on a  tight, tight, tight budget. Trust me this will save you tons of time and TONS of money. 

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5 tips to make saving money a habit

5 tips to make saving money a habit

We are nearing the end of our No Spend Month. While we have had a few hiccups, I am pleased to say that our family not only met our savings goal for the month, we exceeded it by $200!

This has really helped motivate us as we work toward some future savings goals.

It's also been a reminder that saving money can be a habit and not a chore. It has become almost second nature to us and while we're not always perfect at it I am proud of the progress we have made.

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Seven ways we saved $6,000 in six months

Seven ways we saved $6,000 in six months

Have you ever had a lot of life happen to you all at once? That's how our summer felt. One Tuesday afternoon I watched out our front window as a storm blew large chunks of our shingles off our house. 

On Wednesday, we saw the telltale signs of a leak blooming on our son's bedroom ceiling. On Friday, the AC went out. I am not even joking. Then I got a flat tire. 

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Why I don't make my own laundry detergent (and other things I am not doing to save money)

Why I don't make my own laundry detergent (and other things I am not doing to save money)

Nope. I don't make my own laundry detergent. Or my own bread. Every now and then I might make my own tortillas  because they taste amazing, not because they save me money. 

Here is my opinion. Sometimes things save you a lot of money, but that doesn't mean that provide you a good value. 

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