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How to grocery shop on a budget when prices are surging

How to grocery shop on a budget when prices are surging

Dear 2022, Can you just not, please? K, Thnx. Seriously though, I was really hopeful there for a minute that we could have a few minutes without an “unprecedented event.” I don’t need to tell you that things are expensive out there. Gas prices are […]

What we spent on Christmas 2021

What we spent on Christmas 2021

Another year has come and gone. Anyone else still processing the fact that 2020 happened and we’re already about to head into 2022?! Every year I like to share our Christmas budget and what we actually spent in the hopes it inspires you to do […]

My 4 favorite money podcasts

My 4 favorite money podcasts

If you’re like me you love filling your workouts or house cleaning sessions with podcasts to make the time go faster. They’re a great way to escape with interesting conversations and fun stories. They’re also a really great way to grow in an area of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]