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15 Cheap Dinner Recipes for when you’re starting or re-starting a budget

15 Cheap Dinner Recipes for when you’re starting or re-starting a budget

These past few months I’ve been watching our grocery spending creep up and up. I’ve narrowed it down to a few different reasons: This month I had enough and I decided we needed to do a spending detox when it comes to our groceries. I […]

What to stock your pantry with for cheap and easy meals

What to stock your pantry with for cheap and easy meals

One of the easiest ways to cut your monthly expenses is to take a look at your food budget. Obviously going out to eat adds up quickly but you’d be surprised how many homemade meals are still pretty pricey. Stocking your pantry with the right […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Grocery Shopping on a Budget

A Beginner’s Guide to Grocery Shopping on a Budget

How we cut our grocery bill in half I remember looking at our upcoming bills and not being sure how we were going to pay everything. If you’re reading this, you’ve probably been there. The money seemed to be going out way faster than it […]

The top 5 YouTube videos about money for kids

The top 5 YouTube videos about money for kids

When I was in elementary school I remember learning how to write a check, balance a checkbook and what debt was. That’s the extent of the financial literacy education I received, or at least all I can remember learning. Assuming our kids will get all […]

What I’m focusing on in this season- A life update

What I’m focusing on in this season- A life update

Can I just address the elephant in the room for a minute? What hasn’t 2020 brought us? I probably shouldn’t even say that because I don’t want the universe to see that as a challenge. I certainly don’t have the answers for everyone, but here’s […]

Ways to simplify your budget

Ways to simplify your budget

I remember the first time I sat down to make a budget. Me, the girl who doesn’t like math and doesn’t like too many details. The girl who had made it close to 30 years of her life without ever making a budget. The girl […]

5 ways to increase your savings during uncertain times

5 ways to increase your savings during uncertain times

So… this is awkward. I kind of went MIA for about 7 months. It wasn’t an intentional thing, just a “the whole world has gone crazy and I’m just trying to get by” kind of thing. Like everyone, I had no idea what 2020 had […]

Year in Review- Our Biggest Money Wins and Fails this Year

Year in Review- Our Biggest Money Wins and Fails this Year

Are you a “2019 was the best year ever!” person or more of a “don’t let the door hit you on your way out, 2019!” kind of person? One of my favorite things to do at the end of a year is reflect on the […]

What we spent on Christmas this year- 2019

What we spent on Christmas this year- 2019

Another trip around the sun has us back in the magicalness that is the Christmas season. This year has been extra fun because my son is at the perfect age to start understanding more and is full on immersed in the magic of Santa and […]

5 Out Dated Money Mentalities You Should Avoid

5 Out Dated Money Mentalities You Should Avoid

Do you ever wander down memory lane and start thinking about how and why things were so different back then? When I was a kid I thought my Light Brite was pretty high tech and now 8 year olds have smart phones and robots that […]


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