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Why we’re pausing our debt snowball

Why we’re pausing our debt snowball

Yesterday was a great day. I hit “send” on my last payment for the first debt on our list of debt payoffs. It was a credit card with a high interest rate so I was more than happy to say goodbye to it. We have […]

How we’re keeping on budget this summer without sacrificing the memories

How we’re keeping on budget this summer without sacrificing the memories

18 summers. Has that blog post made it’s rounds again yet this year? It’s been a couple years since I read it for the first time and I remember how much it tugged at my heartstrings. It reminds us that we only have 18 summers […]

Budgeting 101

Budgeting 101

Budgeting…. the word that makes people cringe more than watching a love scene in a movie you’re watching with your parents.    I get it.  I don’t like people telling me what to do.  So I certainly don’t want a piece of paper with some […]

How we found an extra $500 in our already tight budget

How we found an extra $500 in our already tight budget

Have you ever had one of those months when you look at the expenses coming up and you look at how much you have coming in and you cringe? How are we going to make the numbers work this month? This month was one of […]

How I’m doing New Year’s Resolutions differently this year

How I’m doing New Year’s Resolutions differently this year

I could live in the months of October-December for an eternity and just loop the magicalness that is Pumpkin spice latte season through Santa over and over. However, the time has come to clean up Christmas and start thinking about 2019. As you probably already […]

What we spent on Christmas this year

What we spent on Christmas this year

Another year, another Christmas season, another Christmas budget. I figured I’d carry on the tradition of breaking down what we spent for Christmas gifts.  This year we had a big boost to our income, and while we’re still working on some big financial goals so […]

Christmas Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

Christmas Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

I can’t be the only one who has every intention of doing all the things at Christmas time and then ends up doing about 13% of those things because, well, mom life!  This time of year is so busy and I would love to bake […]

5 tips to save you money on Black Friday/Cyber Monday

5 tips to save you money on Black Friday/Cyber Monday

School is out for the week, we’re gearing up for Thanksgiving festivities, and, even if you haven’t already started, I’m sure you’ve at least thought about Christmas shopping.  As a kid I can remember circling my wish list items in the ads that came in […]

The top frugal Holiday gifts from Costco 2018

The top frugal Holiday gifts from Costco 2018

Like many people who shop for their family, I think of Costco for stocking up on my everyday essentials.  Toilet paper that lasts for months?  Sign me up!  But I’ll be the first to admit I don’t always remember to check Costco for Christmas gifts.  […]

The biggest mistake people with kids make when starting a work-from-home business

The biggest mistake people with kids make when starting a work-from-home business

Chances are you know someone that has an at home business.  If it’s not you, a handful of your friends or, at the very least, internet friends have a business at home.  Whether it’s direct sales, network marketing, an etsy shop, or online boutique, all […]