How to Create an Easy, Healthy Meal Plan on a Budget

Creating and sticking to a healthy meal plan can be tricky. We so often have the best of intentions: we develop a meal plan(ish), buy our groceries, fist pump when we’re $16 under budget, and then suddenly your two year old is screaming, the baby has a rash, and making that Pinterest-worthy quiche for dinner […]

Less Stuff, More Life

Stuff steals your joy and suffocates your life. Do you believe this? I do. I’m on a mission to become weird. Dave Ramsey says, “Don’t be broke. Be Weird”. He suggests to look at what everyone else is doing and run the other way. The Joneses want stuff: cars, houses, furnishings, clothes, and the bills […]

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The Non-Financial Benefits of Financial Freedom

Financial freedom sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? The thought of never again having to set up autopayments or worry about what bill is due when…Ahhh-mazing. That said, have you ever thought about the benefits of financial freedom BEYOND just freedom with your finances? Well today we’ve got Jacob from Dollar Diligence to introduce us […]

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Making Money with Ultimate Bundles

If you’ve read my post on affiliate marketing, you’re well aware that there are a number of options and routes to take when it comes to making money with affiliate marketing; that said, let me stop you right now and let you in on the one affiliate program you should join TODAY — Ultimate Bundles […]

How to set up an emergency savings fund even when you don't have the cash to spare

How to Create an Emergency Fund

Creating a savings is difficult, especially if you’re already struggling to pay all your bills. You may believe that if you have access to a significant amount of open credit, you don’t really need to build up a savings or emergency fund. But if disaster should hit and you’re forced to put thousands of dollars […]

Dr. Seuss party ideas, birthday party on a budget

Throw a Frugal Dr. Seuss Party

Dr. Seuss may seem like a cliche party idea, but when Target has a bunch of Dr. Seuss goodies in their dollar bin, what’s a thrifty guardian to do?! So in July of last year, my daughter’s 2nd birthday theme was settled….7 months in advance. Yay for being prepared! My daughter turned two this past […]

How I Spent $19.67 to Feed a Family of Four for A Week

How I Spent $19.67 to Feed a Family of Four for a Week

If you’ve read some of my earlier posts, you know we typically spend between $75-$100 on food every week. I’ve been working on ways to cut that down even further because…. DUN! DUN! DUN…… I’m quitting my job. Effective as of earlier today, I am on my way out of the “corporate” world and my […]