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...]

Ways to Save Money on Groceries – 11 Tips for Saving Money on Meat

Meat can be one of the most expensive parts of your grocery budget. This can mean that if you're already looking for ways to save money on groceries that you can easily become overwhelmed by how hard saving money on meat can seem to be. Here's the thing though; saving money on … [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...]

39 Ways to Earn Free Gift Cards

Keeping your personal budget on track and a positive number in your checking account, can be hard sometimes. In fact, sometimes it can feel like you're fighting an uphill battle against your own finances. When that happens, a fantastic way to create a little bit of breathing room … [Read more...]

Huge List of Ways to Save Money

Back in 2014, my family had a very large drop in our income. We were okay for a while as we lived on our savings, but sooner than we expected, that money was gone. We almost lost our home. We had our power shut off not once, but twice. We had to live off of our grocery stockpile … [Read more...]

200+ Things You Can Stop Buying and Make Homemade

As we rapidly head into the end of a one year and welcome a new year, a lot of us are going to be looking for new ways to save money in our family budgets. One of the best ways to save money is to stop buying and start making what you can. Back in 2014, when my family got into … [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...]

Why I Wait 3 Days Before Buying Anything

Alright kids, let's all get comfortable on the story rug because it's story time. Ready? Once upon a time there was a single Mom who worked very hard to provide a good life for her daughter. Each day, Mom would go to work then come home to her daughter then work more after her … [Read more...]

Why You Should Skip That No-Spend Month

Keeping your family budget in check is one of those things that for the vast majority of people is hit or miss. You either nail it on the head and things run smoothly or you have trouble finding a budget that works for your family and you struggle with your family finances each … [Read more...]

30 Easy Ways to Boost Your Savings Account

The other day I had a conversation with a good friend who had shared a meme from Tumbler. This particular meme basically said that poor people will always be poor because there isn't any other way out. I highly disagree with the original poster (my friend shared it as a … [Read more...]