When my husband and I first got married, reducing our monthly expenses was not a priority. We were newlyweds with two good-paying jobs. We bought what we wanted, when we wanted, including two new cars, a new house and nice things to fill the house. And we also had a six-figure debt bill to match.
Raise your hand if the best part of eating out is not having a kitchen full of dirty dishes! Whenever my husband and I go out to eat, the bill is always more than what I planned on spending. Ugh! Totally not a good thing when I am on a budget. Yes, eating out isClick to Continue »
Many years ago, shortly after creating a grocery budget and starting a side business at home to help the family pay off our debt, online shopping became popular. The fact that you could have stuff you wanted delivered to your front door and you didn’t have to get dressed, pack up kids, drive, fight traffic ORClick to Continue »
Every Spring, you find dozens of articles being shared about how to clean your house, organize your garage, get your yard ready for summer, etc. There’s nothing wrong with those things and I’m all about staying organized around the house. But if it so happens that my grass isn’t quite as green as my neighborsClick to Continue »
I’ve been using Swagbucks as a way to earn money at home since my son was born 8 years ago. It started as a way to offset the grocery budget. I would let videos run on the computer and at the end of the month I had earned $25! A lot has changed since thenClick to Continue »
Four months ago we decided to move to Georgia. Three months ago we gave away almost everything we owned, set aside a few bare essentials to get us though 2-3 weeks of “minimal living” and packed up the rest into a moving truck. When it was time to leave California and drive across the country,Click to Continue »
Can you really save money on electricity? Yes, but some of the savings are not as visible as you would like. When I turn off the lights again for the 37th time today, I don’t hear coins being dropped into a jar representing my savings. It can be easy to think that small changes likeClick to Continue »
When my son was first born, we were broke. Way, way, WAY broke. To help make ends meet, I started a business from home making wooden nursery letters. We didn’t make it rich or anything, but it was enough to provide margin in our budget and alleviate some of the stress that comes when theClick to Continue »