How do you use a yellow financial pad for your budget? 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. Some people recommend a legal pad, but I'm an Excel junkie...
10 Things to Include in your June Budget
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...
Mistakes at the grocery store that cost you money
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,...
8 Affordable Gifts for Mom that she'll LOVE
Wondering what gift you can get your mom that a) she will like, and b) won’t break your budget? I’ve got 8 ideas for you, all tested and proven to make Mom happy, leave you feeling good about what you gave her, and don’t cost an arm and a leg.
9 no-candy Easter basket fillers
Easter baskets don't have to be filled with 100% candy. There are a ton of options for fun and crafty little items. Check out this kid-approved list.
5 Ways a Cash Budget Makes you Feel Better
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...
8 Great Staycation Activities for Families
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.
Homemade Warm Meals on the Road
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!
How to Organize a Tiny Bathroom
When you don’t have the space or the funds for a dream bathroom upgrade, and none of those TV organizers has magically appeared at your local home improvement stores to come and "makeover your bathroom" for you, you’ve got to get creative with what you do have and what you can afford.
Budget-Friendly Kitchen Organization
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...