How to Pay Off Credit Card Debt Quickly

The average American has over $7,000 just in credit card debt. Ouch. Add to that student loans, car loans, medical debt and mortgages, and you’ve got a ton of stress and quite possibly a less than stellar credit score. The average APR on credit cards is 15%. If you take a year to pay off…

Pay Off Your Mortgage or Invest? Practical Tips to Decide

It’s the age-old question about which comes first. (No, not the chicken or the egg. Well, maybe – it IS about your nest egg, anyway.) Should you pay off your mortgage or invest first? While both are very tempting options, there are some major considerations to think over before making this decision. You don’t want…

Amazingly Simple Cleaning Tips that’ll Save You Tons of Money

Every spring I feel the need for a refresh. There’s just something about the fresh air and sunshine that makes me want to review our budget, get rid of clutter, and do a deep spring clean. So why not bust open the windows and start your spring with my favorite frugal cleaning tips that’ll help…

How to Jumpstart Your Finances Quickly with Sinking Funds

Are you struggling with budgeting and trying to stay ahead? Wondering where in the world you’re going to find money for upcoming expenses outside of your budget, yet again? The best way to break out of this cycle is to create and use Dave Ramsey sinking funds. Sinking funds are the best way to make…

Why it’s Important to Know Your Worth Financially

Any personal finance blogger will tell you that it’s important to know your net worth. But there’s another type of worth that’s just as important with finances: self worth. Do you recognize and know your worth financially? This week’s post is to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th and the #WomenRockMoney Movement! The majority…

10 Surprising Lessons from our First Year of Budgeting

We’ve officially been budgeting for an entire year, which means…it’s our one year budget-versary! I wonder what you give each other for a gift? If it’s paper (like a real one year wedding anniversary), I’ll make sure to frame the first copy of our budget! 😉 In one year, we’ve dealt with job loss, storm…

How to Triple Stack your Savings on ANY Purchase! #savings #holidaysavings #shopping

How to Easily Triple Stack your Savings on ANY Purchase!

Being the awesome frugal folks that we are, we’re always looking for a sale, deal, coupon, or discount, right? But what can you do when it’s not enough of a discount, and you still need to make the purchase? Or it’s a financially stressful time of the year (looking at you, November and December). Or,…

How to stop overspending with one easy trick

How to Stop Overspending Immediately with One Easy Trick

I love to shop. It might not be for clothes, expensive purses, or jewelry, but I love to buy home decor. And daydream about herringbone backsplashes and kitchen remodels. Oh, and don’t forget about the hours I could spend in any craft or home improvement store within a 50 mile radius! The cold, hard truth…

How to get your spouse on the same financial page quickly

Money and relationships: How to get on the same page

Today’s post is about one of the most dreaded financial conversations that a lot of couples tend to avoid, understandably. Grab your favorite drink, put on comfy pants, turn on some smooth jazz (hey, no judgments!), and breathe deep. You good? Ok. Let’s talk about getting your spouse on board with the family finances. Yeah,…