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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 […]

Super simple Cash envelope system

Super simple Cash envelope system

2018?!  How did this happen?  As I thought about my own goals for the new year my mind started wandering and I wondered whey so many people start off strong in January but 3 weeks in have already conceded that this just “isn’t the right […]

The end of an error

The end of an error

Do any of you have a mom that is easy to make fun of?  Just me?  I love my mom more than life, but she is an easy target.  She gets phrases wrong all the time.  I really need to start writing them down.  One […]

What we spent on Christmas this year

What we spent on Christmas this year

This one’s for my nosey friends out there.  Do you ever see someone post pictures of their Christmas tree loaded with presents under it and think “Holy cow how much money did they spend?”  Me too!  And while our tree isn’t anywhere near loaded with […]

Teaching your kids good money habits

Teaching your kids good money habits

I remember the first couple weeks after I had moved off to college like it was yesterday.  One of the most impactful realizations was living with a dorm full of strangers and seeing how differently everyone was brought up.  For the first 18 years of […]

5 side hustle ideas when your income isn’t enough

5 side hustle ideas when your income isn’t enough

Life is expensive isn’t it?  Even when you do everything right, work hard and further your education, sometimes it’s still not enough.  I know a thing or two about side hustles.  One of the things I learned about myself early on was that I didn’t […]