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5 Must Have Bank Accounts Every Family Needs

How many bank accounts do you currently have? One? Two? What if I told you that you should have at least five bank accounts? Would you think I am nuts? Okay, I probably am a tad bit nuts, but I make sense sometimes. All of that aside, if you only have one or two bank accounts, you open yourself up … [Read More...]

5 Must Have Life Skills for Living a Frugal Life

I've said it before, but I'm going to say it again. Frugal Living doesn't come naturally to everyone. In fact, some of us actually take quite a while to put ourselves in the right mindset to live frugally. I talk a bit in my book about how I grew up dirt poor with a Father who did what he could to … [Read More...]

Free Mrs. Meyers Cleaning Bundle! $30 Value with Free Ship!

Living as cheaply as possible is hard, isn't it? A lot of the time we all go out of our way just to save a buck. Cleaning products are incredibly expensive usually so learning how to save money on cleaning supplies where you can is extremely important.. When we're not making our own products … [Read More...]

27 Creative and Useful Chore Charts for Tweens

My Emma might be 11 but she still needs guidance when it comes to doing her chores. She loves having a list in front of her and a way to mark it off. That got me thinking one night that she might do well with a chore chart. Unfortunately all of the ones that I could find for the longest time were … [Read More...]

My Favorite Banana Muffin Recipe

I love a muffin for breakfast or as a quick lunch or snack. In fact? I'll go as far as to say I have a sort of addiction to muffins. I have at least three different flavors baked usually and typically will have one with breakfast and one as a quick bedtime snack. While I'm a huge fan of most … [Read More...]

30 (More) Things I Simply Stopped Buying (and Why You Should Too!)

If you haven't noticed, I don't like spending money. I may work from home, but I work incredibly hard for the money that I have which means that I want to keep as much of it as possible. There's a reason that I am so particular about which bank I keep my savings in and where I invest my money. I … [Read More...]

8 Job Search Tips That Everyone Can Do

These days, finding a job has never been more important. So many people are out of work that there is just an insane amount of damage being done to family budgets everywhere. If your budget is in trouble and you're unemployed, it brings a ton of stress that you just can't seem to get away from. It … [Read More...]

Natural Cleaners – Homemade Orange Oil Cleaner

I love oranges. They're one of my favorite snacks and anything orange scented is on the top of my smelly good stuffs list. Aside from smelling and tasting great, oranges are fantastic to use as natural cleaners. Obviously you don't want to be whipping out an orange and scrubbing your counters. I'm … [Read More...]

How to Invest Your Money – 6 Simple Ways to Invest Your Money

We all know how important it is to actually have a budget (and stick to it) and we're all familiar with the concept of having an emergency fund set aside, but how many of us are actually worried about our future beyond having that budget and the emergency funds? Unfortunately the answer is not too … [Read More...]

Family Budget – When Should I Refinance My Car?

If you have a car loan, you might find yourself asking "Should I refinance?" With so many families struggling to find a family budget that works for them, making a high car payment each month can sometimes be one of the many reasons for a budget failure. Figuring out if you should refinance your car … [Read More...]