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...]

My #1 Tool for Making Budgeting Easier

*This post has been brought to you by EveryDollar, however all opinions, including budget photos are my own and are honest and truthful. For more information, please see my disclosure policy.  Can we be real with each other for a moment? Budgeting is hard. Remembering to keep … [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...]

Personal Budget – How to Save on Medical Bills with Telehealth

I rarely get sick, but when I do, I do it right. This was the case over Christmas when we traveled home to Ohio to spend the holiday with my family. Christmas Eve I started to feel unwell and it only continued as the holiday went on. Christmas stretched into New Year's and New … [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...]

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...]