Trimming Budget

So you made a pretty general budget for yourself and your family to abide by. You followed the universal rules of not spending more then you take in. But all in all, you aren’t seeing big changes in your account. This can get frustrating when you feel like you are pinching pennies and doing all…

Birthday Freebies!

Oh my do I love freebies!!! I found a GREAT list of all the amazing freebies you can get on your birthday in 2017. Everything from gift certificates to food to dessert to even MASCARA (ULTA’S)! So cool, I know! Places I had NO idea would offer something DO! And a lot of the time, […]

What kids need to know about Money

There is more to teaching kids about money then the philosophy that money doesn’t grow on trees. While I fully stand behind Dr. Phil’s rule that kids should not be involved in matters they can not control (money troubles, adults arguing, etc.) , I do believe that it is never too early to teach them how…

Pinterest Fail and Budget Recipe

If you’re like me, you love Pinterest! I will post everything I see and want to try (even if I know realistically it won’t happen.) Well, I wanted to share my major fail this last weekend. My stepdaughter requested me to make her a cake for her 8th birthday party. I was SO excited that…

Money and Marriage

Being a newlywed (shout out to hubby, Joel), I know that money is an important factor to discuss with your spouse before you take the big step. There are many different approaches to handling finances within a marriage there isn’t just one method that is the right formula. You have to decide within your own relationship…

Saving on Groceries

I love to cook. When you love to cook, you have to learn how to be methodical about your shopping for the necessary groceries. I wasn’t always good at this, but I learned through some trial and error on how to best budget for my shopping and cooking needs. 1. Plan for the Week I…

Budget Friendly Home Projects

Ever since I moved last year, I have been going Pinterest crazy with all of the fun ideas they have to decorate… Because they have so many ideas and it wouldn’t be very budget smart to do all of them, I have to pick and choose the most efficient ways to do up my house! I will…

Birthday Freebies!

Oh my do I love freebies!!! I found a GREAT list of all the amazing freebies you can get on your birthday in 2017. Everything from gift certificates to food to dessert to even MASCARA (ULTA’S)! So cool, I know! Places I had NO idea would offer something DO! And a lot of the time,…