This is a conversation that we need to be having more of because pretending like we're perfect little money angels doesn't help anyone.Read More
Like it or not credit scores are a way of life now. But you don’t have to have a credit card to have a decent score. And you can build up your score without taking on MORE debt than you are already paying off.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
I love Amazon. I love any place where I can do the bulk of my shopping and not have to interact with people or put on pants.
But beyond that, I love the savings. I have learned a few "tricks" that have helped my save even more money on Amazon and I thought I would share them today.Read More