16 Ways to Homeschool on a Budget

In my opinion, homeschooling is one of the most rewarding things that you can do for your child if you're able. Not everyone can and I count myself as lucky that I am able to. Homeschooling supplies can get expensive pretty quickly if you aren't paying attention which means that … [Read more...]

Newsflash! Your Thoughts Are Keeping You Poor

A while back, I had a conversation with a very good friend of mine on Facebook. She had shared a status that I wholeheartedly disagreed with and a short, but respectful debate followed. The status that she had shared - while I'm sure was well intended by the original poster- had … [Read more...]

The Secret to Scoring Cheap Cell Phone Plans

How much are you currently paying for your cell phone? $100 each month? $150? More that that? If you're like we were, you fall into the $100 or more category. At $110.00 per month, that left me paying $1320 each year out of my personal budget just for cell service. While my cell … [Read more...]

My Top Emergency Preparation, Homesteading and Simple Living Books for 2017

In my mind, there isn't much better than curling up with a good book, a warm blanket and a hot cup filled with my favorite hot chocolate recipe. A good book can soothe your soul in ways like nothing else can, take you to places you've never been and teach you a lesson in a way … [Read more...]

How Your Clutter is Hurting Your Family Budget

We all have those moments in our lives where the clutter outweighs the neat. Take me for instance, most days my desk is neat as a pin. Take a look at my closet though and...on second thought? Don't take a look at my closet. It's kind of scary in there. The point is that some … [Read more...]

31 Budget Tips for Budget Babies

Are you new to budgeting? If so, you might very well be thinking that it is all a cruel joke that someone is playing on you and in fact? They kind of are. Most people will tell you that having a family budget and sticking to it is easy. I won't. Creating a budget that works for … [Read more...]

Clever Ways to Find Cash During Times of Need

Most adults can think back to a time in their lives when they or a close family member had a legitimate and urgent need for a lump sum of cash and no easy way to raise it. If you’ve been in a similar situation yourself, you know how frustrating it can be. If you find yourself in … [Read more...]