Ever wondered how to use a yellow financial pad for your budget? I did. When I started actively planning our budgets, I wanted something that wasn’t necessarily on the computer, something I could physically stick under my husband’s nose and get him to look at and review. A legal pad wasn’t cutting it for me. […]
Summer is just about here! Living in the Pacific Northwest, we’re always excited when summer rolls around. Though the joke is that summer weather doesn’t really start until July 5th. This weekend we’ll have our check-in where we agree on our June budget, and I’ve got a few summer-specific events and situations that we will […]
There’s more to cutting your grocery bill than using coupons. You may not realize it, but some common mistakes at the grocery store could be torpedoing your food budget. Knowing some of the potential pitfalls can help you avoid them, and cut your grocery bill significantly. Read on for eleven common mistakes people are making, […]
Before my husband and I got on the same page about our money, there were times I couldn’t sleep because I was worrying. I was stressed out and grouchy because I felt like I couldn’t relax, because one of those figurative spinning plates would drop if I wasn’t 100% on top of things. I didn’t […]
If your current financial goals make an out-of-town family vacation out of the question, you’re probably wondering what to do on a staycation. Have no fear friends, I’ve come up with some budget-friendly staycation ideas – and they’re all are cheap or free.
Driving during mealtimes doesn’t have to mean the expense of drive through meals or monotonous cold sandwiches. Packing delicious, healthy and budget-friendly hot meals that you can eat on the road is easier than you think!
Want to organize your kitchen and not spend a fortune? I think we’d all like to be more organized, and to spend as little cash as possible to get it done. Don’t get me wrong, if I had my dream kitchen and unlimited funds, I’d probably put a big dent in those organization stores. But […]
How to organize your bills when you don’t have an office Why do you need an office in a box? You need an office in a box because bill disorganization costs you money. If your bills aren’t organized, you could be paying them late (fees), incorrectly (ever paid something twice?), or just straight up missing […]
Ever get burned out on buying gifts for everyone on your list? It can add up fast if you’re in a bigger family. It can also sometimes feel like the holidays get a little commercialized, with people forgetting that it’s more about the family time and making memories than what you buy at the store. […]
I’ve read a lot of varying advice over the years on the best way to pay off your debt. There are multiple ways you can tackle your debt, but the most talked-about methods are the snowball and the avalanche/ladder method. So which one is the best to pay off your debt?