How I saved $1,712 in 60 days

There it is, folks. I told you I had big news. There. It. Is. There have been few times in my life when I've been really proud of an accomplishment. Frankly, this one ranks right up there with birthing babies and earning my master's degree. Let's recap. August 4th I had an Aha! moment. Actually, … Continue reading How I saved $1,712 in 60 days

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Our favorite FREE kid-friendly activities (and the challenge you should take this week)

When we started budgeting and saving, I thought it would be hard. It's not like it's the first time we've ever tried to get serious about our finances. There was that time a few years ago when we tried the "envelope system." Spoiler alert: we did it for a total of one month and never … Continue reading Our favorite FREE kid-friendly activities (and the challenge you should take this week)

Resources that keep me financially inspired (and that time we had a picnic)

I don't know the order in which it happened. I honestly can't remember if my Aha! moment happened because of "the podcast" or whether I sought out a good financial podcast because I'd already had the Aha! moment. Chicken? Egg? Doesn't matter. We'll get to that. First, as I mentioned in a previous post, our … Continue reading Resources that keep me financially inspired (and that time we had a picnic)

The truth about our finances: Part II (and the challenge you should take today)

Hi. Let's just pick up where we left off after I confessed our financial sins and started a new financial lifestyle on August 4th. Remember when I said I'd be as honest as I could possibly (and comfortably) be? Well, here's where I'm going to get painfully honest, my precious peeps. I'm about to reveal … Continue reading The truth about our finances: Part II (and the challenge you should take today)