23 Cheap Things to do This Weekend

23 Cheap Things to do This Weekend

Do you ever find yourself wondering what to do this weekend that won’t break the budget? Weekends can easily get sucked into doing chores or feeling the need to spend a good bit of money in order to have fun. This can be a big problem for us too.  It can be hard to remember [...]

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Why You Need an Emergency Fund

Why You Need an Emergency Fund

We had just recently gotten back from a trip visiting my parents across the country when I got the call that my dad was having a heart attack. As you can imagine, it was devastating and scary. As a daughter, my first thought consisted of ‘how fast can I get there to be with my [...]

The Question You Need to Ask to Improve Your Money Mindset

The Question You Need to Ask to Improve Your Money Mindset

Understanding where you came from will help you get to where you’re going. The good news is that no matter what you learned from your parents you can improve yourself and your future.

5 Ways To Find $500 in Your Budget

5 Ways To Find $500 in Your Budget

Implementing any of these strategies can be challenging. However, if you do even a few of them, you'll have more money in your budget to put towards other needs and expenses. That way you can do more with the income you already have.

How To Stop Impulse Buying

How To Stop Impulse Buying

When you make a budget you set family goals. Whether it’s getting out of debt, paying off your home early, retiring wealthy, quitting your 9-5, your goals are WHY you budget. No one budgets for fun. Well maybe some people do, but I’m not one of them. I budget because I want to get somewhere with my family.

Why I Started a Budget Blog

Why I Started a Budget Blog

We found that there were daily habits that anyone could implement to make money simple. It became obvious to me, that we are not the only ones looking to save money and do more with our income, even small ones. Initially, it was easy for me to blame our income as the problem. But when we started looking for ways to save money, we found that creativity with the income we already had was a huge part of the answer. I realized that we could make all the money in the world but if we weren’t in control, it wouldn’t make a difference.