My #1 Super Secret, Incredibly Simple Way To Save

Okay so maybe it's not a super secret way to save, but it certainly IS easy! We have already established that I am really lazy when it comes to do anything that requires thought these days (we established that HERE). Long story short, I think...a lot and because of that, I … [Read more...]

FitFin – Simple Budgeting for The Budget Challenged! Plus Enter to Win Amazon Gift Cards!

  Have you ever had one of those days where you just don't want to do your budget? Seriously. Most budget software and tools? Confusing! That's why I'm currently digging on a new budget site called FitFin! It makes things so much easier! To introduce their new site, FitFin … [Read more...]

How a 20 Minute Weekly Meeting Saved Our Budget

Last year our budget went kinda sorta wonky. Okay, I'm lying. It went flying off the rails at 200/mph, caught fire in mid-air and spiraled out of control down the runway. That's one of the reasons that we started doing our 2015 Budget Challenge. We knew we needed to get things … [Read more...]

The Bill Payment Schedule that Saved Our Finances

I hate paying bills. It isn't the fact that my hard earned money is going out the door that kills it for me, it isn't the fact that they're sometimes higher than I would like, it's the fact that I really, REALLY hate sitting down to do it. Why? Because that would require me being … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Living Well on One Income

Our family lives on one income. I don't know how many of you do, but what I can tell you? Is that it is super hard to do sometimes. One wrong step in your budget and you're off track so far that it can take months to get back to where you need to be.  Living comfortably on one … [Read more...]

How “Keeping Up With the Joneses” Helped Kill Us Financially…

  We've all heard the term "Keeping up with the Joneses," but how many of us realize when we're actually doing it? We were and didn't realize it. Let me go back a bit. A couple of years ago, we made friends with several people who lived very comfortably. They weren't … [Read more...]

10 Unique Ways to Earn Extra Cash!

  10 Unique Ways to Earn Extra Cash Need to earn some extra cash? Who doesn't, right? I think that right now we all could use some pick me up in our budgets. I know I could!  I do surveys and things, but I do get tired of doing them sometimes. When that happens, I look for … [Read more...]

20 Tried & True Ways to Earn FREE Gift Cards!

  So many times I have people ask me how I pay so little for Christmas and birthdays each year and how I can save so much money on things like tp and dish tablets. Up until now I’ve been kind of secretive about it but guess what? I’m about to tell you! Ready? Free gift … [Read more...]

5 Painless Ways we’re Chopping Our Expenses

  5 Painless Ways we're Chopping Our Expenses   A few times a year, I like to take a second (or third) look at our finances. There is always room for saving money and frankly? I'm cheap and I don't like to pay more than I absolutely have to for our expenses. You might … [Read more...]