Budgeting Tips

10 Surprising Lessons from our First Year of Budgeting

10 Surprising Lessons from our First Year of Budgeting

We've officially been budgeting for an entire year, which means...it’s our one year budget-versary! I wonder what you give each other for a gift? If it’s paper (like a real one year wedding anniversary), I’ll make sure to frame the first copy of our budget! 😉 In one year, we've ... Read More
Why You Need to Drop the New Year's Resolutions (and What to Do Instead)

Why You Need to Drop the New Year’s Resolutions (and What to Do Instead)

I love new beginnings. The feeling of a fresh start is just so motivating, it’s addictive. Emotionally, it’s the equivalent of reading a great love story (stay with me here). You’re cheering for the budding romance, wanting so bad for it to work out. Just like a new beginning, right? ... Read More
How to Triple Stack your Savings on ANY Purchase! #savings #holidaysavings #shopping

How to Easily Triple Stack your Savings on ANY Purchase!

Being the awesome frugal folks that we are, we’re always looking for a sale, deal, coupon, or discount, right? But what can you do when it’s not enough of a discount, and you still need to make the purchase? Or it’s a financially stressful time of the year (looking at ... Read More
How to stop overspending with one easy trick

How to Stop Overspending Immediately with One Easy Trick

I love to shop. It might not be for clothes, expensive purses, or jewelry, but I love to buy home decor. And daydream about herringbone backsplashes and kitchen remodels. Oh, and don’t forget about the hours I could spend in any craft or home improvement store within a 50 mile ... Read More
37 Inspirational Challenges to Make Budget & Savings More Fun

37 Inspirational Challenges to Make Budget & Savings More Fun

Any of these budget and savings challenges can be done for a day, week, month, or - if you're brave - can be carried on throughout the year. The goal is to find new (and fun!) ways to cut your expenses, and put that money towards savings or debt. Remember, ... Read More
How to get your spouse on the same financial page quickly

How to Get Your Spouse on the Same Financial Page

Today’s post is about one of the most dreaded financial conversations that a lot of couples tend to avoid, understandably. Grab your favorite drink, put on comfy pants, turn on some smooth jazz (hey, no judgements!) and breathe deep. You good? Ok. Let’s talk about getting your spouse on board ... Read More
How to Reset Your Money Mindset & Change your Money Story for Good!

How to Reset Your Money Mindset & Change your Money Story for Good!

I have spent most of my adult life trying to pay off debt, only to accrue more in a vicious cycle. Around and around we went. While we’ve paid off big chunks here and there, we somehow always ended up with more debt in another form. A new-to-us car, another ... Read More
Unique and cheap holiday gift ideas that everyone will love!

Unique & Cheap Holiday Gift Ideas that Everyone Will Love!

Everyone’s had that New Year’s hangover – I’m not just talking too much food and drinks, but too much holiday spending as well. You get caught up in the spirit of the holidays, end up buying waaaaay more than you intended, and come January’s credit card bill, your bank account ... Read More
Beginner Couponing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Beginner Couponing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

We’ve all seen those crazy extreme couponing shows where a person has three shopping carts full of mouthwash, nail polish and cheese, right? And the whole lot cost them $2.58. While totally nuts, I still have to admit it’s an impressive feat of organization. Even though no one on earth ... Read More
How we paid off over $12,324 of debt in 8 months with this one budget tool!

How We Paid $12,324 of Debt in 8 Months with this One Budgeting Tool

12/03/17 Update: We've now paid off $14,019in just 11 months and raise our net worth by $42,076! My husband and I have accrued various types of debt for almost 20 years. While we weren’t necessarily drowning in debt, we weren't killing it in savings and investments either. Just a lot ... Read More
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