Are You Ready to Finally Fix Your Finances - For Good?

Hi, I'm Tana (rhymes with Donna). I want to help you finally crush those financial goals you've been putting off.

Whether it's paying off debt, making more money, or saving more money, I'm here to help.

I've been where you are. Our family recently paid off over $27,000 in 18 months, and can finally say we're officially debt-free.

Tana, author of Debt Free Forties

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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…

Why You Need to Drop the New Year’s Resolutions (and What to Do Instead)

I love new beginnings. The feeling of a fresh start is just so motivating, it’s addictive. Emotionally, it’s the equivalent of reading a great love story (stay with me here). You’re cheering for the budding romance, wanting so bad for it to work out. Just like a new beginning, right? So, like the apparent romantic…

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,…

Beginner Couponing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Beginner Couponing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

We’ve all seen those crazy extreme couponing shows where a person has three shopping carts full of mouthwash, nail polish and cheese, right? And the whole lot cost them $2.58. While totally nuts, I still have to admit it’s an impressive feat of organization. Even though no one on earth could possibly need that much…