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5 Money Lessons I learned in 2020

5 Money Lessons I learned in 2020

2020… that was a wild ride wasn’t it? Some people were more effected by the events of 2020 than others, but it’s safe to say we all had our world rocked in some way. As much as I would like to say I’m turning the […]

What we spent on Christmas this year

What we spent on Christmas this year

Well 2020 sure feels like it was 5 years long and 5 minutes long all at the same time. I can’t believe it’s already Christmas time again and yet this year feels like it went at a sloths pace somehow. This year for Christmas I […]

5 Money Habits to Master

5 Money Habits to Master

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” -Unknown If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the course of my journey to get out of debt and set ourselves up for success financially is that it’s a marathon, […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 things you should start planning/saving for once the kids go back to school

5 things you should start planning/saving for once the kids go back to school

If you’re like me you thrive on the routine of the school year.  As much as I love fun summer adventures I can’t wait for them to be on a set schedule that I can count on.  With the new routine I know I have […]