Traveling On A Budget – Magical, Unforgettable, Cash-flowed Travel

Priorities And Your List of Dreams Traveling has always been a priority for me. When I was about 12 years old, I received a daily email with an inspiration. One day the inspiration was, “see everything outside your front doorstep through a tourist’s eyes”. I’ve loved that and try to keep it in mind.  (Here’s…

Be Debt Free – Three Ways to Start to Save

Be a steward of your life! You can do this! You really can! When spending is what picks you up when you’re down, when you’re anxious, when you’re tired, when you’re tipsy….you’re in trouble, because bills and debt are calling the shots. You can take back control of your life! Now, where to begin? 1….

Cash Flowing Paris As a Family of Six

When we were in Rome recently as a family of six for vacation, we said, the next European trip we take as a family will likely be in 4 to 5 years. On June 4, 2018 we started a challenge. We said, how much can we save each month and move that trip up closer?…

Think Outside the Box All the Way to Rome….

We went to Rome as a family of six a couple months ago…and paid cash for the trip. A couple money saving/making tips: Amazon Trade In – do you have old text books or video games you want to have Amazon buy from you? You can do just that for select items. Just type in…

How Can Food Get You to France…

A couple ideas on saving on food (so you can spend that money on something more unforgettable like European travels as a family)…. Meal plan. (Make a list of 7 meals for the coming week – leaving probably one night for leftovers. We’re Catholic and don’t eat meat on Fridays generally, so we do a…

How To Get Started… And Stay Motivated To Save Money

Two favorite things that have worked consistently for us to keep debt free for nearly a decade (we were married in 2007 and have had four children): Write down everything, every single day, that you spend. Setting a reminder on your phone alerting you to be sure to write down what was spent that day…

Be Debt Free While Living in Southern California

Here are 5 ideas that helped me save each month: Switching from a paid service like Audible ($15/month) to a free service called Libby. My husband has a long commute and listens to books and podcasts daily. Entertainment – how much are you spending? How about for one month trying to rent movies and music…