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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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

3 tips for becoming more money mindful

3 tips for becoming more money mindful

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, one of the things you’ll hear from people who’ve been successful is “it’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle.”  While diets can be successful in the short term, and it’s easy to get excited about them, most people […]

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. 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 […]

34 things I know for sure

34 things I know for sure

Anyone else an Oprah fanatic?  As a kid both of my parents worked full time so after school Oprah basically raised me 🙂   I guess it’s better than what most kids home alone could be doing so I’m sure my parents couldn’t complain. Oprah has […]

Costco is my love language

Costco is my love language

Do you love Costco like I love Costco?  If you go on a busy Saturday afternoon or the day before a major holiday, maybe not so much, but if you can go at a time where you get minimally bumped by the shopping carts of […]