Where To Start Saving (Grocery Shopping Edition)

Reverse Meal Planning Primarily, reverse meal planning is what has so dramatically slashed our grocery bills each month. For our family of six, we used to spend $1500/month on groceries, now we spend $233/month. Last month we spent a couple dollars less than even that. And the shocking part? We’re eating tastier than ever. How…

Five Ways to Find Extra Money Today

Five Ways to Find Extra Money Today So you’ve rounded up your old electronics you no longer use and which have cracked screens, and you’ve sent them in to Decluttr to make some money. You’ve been selling stuff that’s been in boxes in your garage and attic on OfferUp and LetItGo. You’ve called your monthly…

7 Ways to Save Money On Birthdays

7 Ways to Save Money On Birthdays Whether we were born into a family that made a big deal about birthdays or not, it’s certain we know someone for whom the celebration of their birthday is one of the most important of their year. But how can we give gifts that don’t break our budget…

8 Great Date Ideas on a Budget

My husband and I have been married for 11 years, and we’ve filled those years with many, many dates. Can I recommend something? Never stop dating each other. One of our favorite things to do is go for a drive. We have the best conversations when in the car or on a walk together, with…

7 More Ways to Save

Seven More Ways to Save (Car Edition) Fuel Gas for cars – here in southern California, my husband just filled up for over $4/gallon downtown. But there are places near us in the suburbs that are closer to $3.50/gallon. Paying attention to gas prices can save more than pocket change. (There are apps to find…

Who’s Got Time For a Garage Sale? I Don’t

Who’s Got Time For a Garage Sale? I Don’t and You Probably Don’t Either But how about making hundreds of dollars each month til you’ve sold through any excess you have in your home, your garage or your shed. “Sell through so much stuff, your kids think they’re next.” Dave Ramsey First, where to sell…

Four Questions to Answer to Be Financially Prepared

If we’re supposed to have 6 months savings in an account in case of getting laid off…do you know what that amount should be for *you*? Financial guru, Dave Ramsey, recommends people have 3 to 6 months of savings in an account in case of unemployment, which means that if you didn’t have income coming…

7 Not So Obvious Ways To Save Today

You cut cable TV; you reduced the cost of your internet and cell phone bills, you’ve reduced your electricity bill, but how about the smaller, less visible ways you can cut costs? 7 ideas around the house that extend the time between trips to the store: 1. Use cloth napkins, rather than disposable ones. Along…

Reduce 7 Monthly Bills Today

It’s easy to spend money on bills that give us little in return. But you can spend a couple of hours today and reduce monthly bills that are draining your checking account. Often, all you need to do is ask. Call every company that you pay a monthly bill to and say, “I don’t like…

I Paid Off My Student Loans FAST While Being a SAHM

I paid off my student loans FAST I sold used designer clothing on eBay, became debt free, and never looked back. My husband and I have been married for 12 years; we’ve had four children in that time. Only the first two years of marriage we had debt. And we paid it off by selling…