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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 […]

What is your “One thing?” Pt. 2

What is your “One thing?” Pt. 2

So hopefully after reading part one of What is your “One thing?” you have identified what you’ve been hanging onto that could be the thing to take you to the next level.  However, that’s really only half of the equation.  What about when you’re stuck? There’s […]

What is your “One thing?” Pt. 1

What is your “One thing?” Pt. 1

I have a confession, I’m a recovering overhauler.  When I feel like things are out of my control I have a tendency to want to overhaul my whole life.  Like a “we’re all joining the gym and being a fit fam/only eating organic/doing a no […]

In pursuit of realness

In pursuit of realness

Have you ever found yourself wondering “How the heck did I wind up in this place?” Just kidding, I know you have so just consider that a rhetorical question.  I’m compiling a list of questions now for when I get to heaven so I can […]

6 expenses to get rid of now

6 expenses to get rid of now

Have you ever been in a place where you’re at a financial stand still?  You know you need to make some changes but you’re not sure where to start?  Sometimes the easiest place to start is by looking at what you’re already spending and making […]

Confessions of a (former) spendaholic

Confessions of a (former) spendaholic

Have you ever felt a rush after buying something?  When you think about it, you’re literally removing money from your account and handing it to someone else, so, if anything, they should be the ones getting the rush, not you, right? I used to be […]

What to do the month BEFORE a no spend month

What to do the month BEFORE a no spend month

I love a good challenge don’t you?  Part of it is my stubborn nature.  If someone thinks I can’t do something, well then guess what I’m going to do?  My poor parents never stood a chance with me. I first heard about a no spending […]

Weekly Grocery Haul- 3 ways to save money when you shop

Weekly Grocery Haul- 3 ways to save money when you shop

Ok be honest, grocery shopping isn’t exactly your favorite thing right?  I don’t hate it but I can sure think of a few things I’d rather do than grocery shop.  But somebody’s got to do it right?  One thing that makes it more enjoyable for […]