Mommy Life, Saving Money

6 things to live without while paying off debt

*This post contains affiliate links* In our marriage, Robert and I have learned a few things about how to communicate about money. In that we've learned about what are our priorities in life, and what we can live without. We have also learned that living on your own (vs. living with your parents) sucks the… Continue reading 6 things to live without while paying off debt

Mommy Life, Saving Money

How to Make Extra Money From Home

*This post contains affiliate links* If you're like me, you crave being your own boss. You also may think, "but there is no way I can be at home and make money". The typical Monday through Friday job is what everyone sees as "normal," but who likes normal anyway? Most people now have side jobs… Continue reading How to Make Extra Money From Home

Debt Payoff, Mommy Life, Saving Money

How to Deal with Money Struggles

So I've been feeling a bit discouraged lately guys. I've got a major case of the money struggles. As you know, we saved our emergency fund in 6 weeks. It was super hard and to be honest I felt super accomplished after that. With something like financial goals, it's the little victories that keep you… Continue reading How to Deal with Money Struggles

Debt Payoff, Saving Money

How to Make a Debt Snowball

We are now officially in baby step two of Dave Ramsey's baby steps to financial freedom, the debt snowball. This is by far the hardest, and probably longest step of the baby steps. We have a total of $40,000 to pay off before we are debt free from everything but our house. That's a whole… Continue reading How to Make a Debt Snowball

Debt Payoff, Saving Money

Save Your Emergency Fund in 6 Weeks

Our emergency fund is DONE!!!! We officially saved an $1000 emergency fund in 6 weeks. Yeah, that's right. I said 6 weeks. How in the world did we save $800 in 6 weeks?? Well, let me just tell you how. *Note: not all of our ways are typical for everyone, we got a bit crazy.… Continue reading Save Your Emergency Fund in 6 Weeks

Mommy Life, Saving Money

25 Gifts for Dad under $50

*This post contains affiliate links* If you are like me and you're a last minute shopper for a father's day gift, you're probably panicking right now. Father's day is officially a week away. It's almost the day of dad! And I don't know about you, but I think guys are by far the hardest people… Continue reading 25 Gifts for Dad under $50

Debt Payoff, Saving Money

Cash is Better Than Plastic

I've learned over the past few years that if I ever wanted to stick to a budget, I had to use cash. I don't know what it is about using a debit card that makes me not stick to a budget. It's just so convenient, and easy to use. Something just feels so good about… Continue reading Cash is Better Than Plastic

Printables, Saving Money

Menu Planning-Simple Money Saving

What's the biggest way to save money with your family?? Think about what you spend the most money on. Have you figured it out yet? FOOD That's right, you can waste the most money and save the most money with how you spend on food. That's going out to eat (which is a huge expense… Continue reading Menu Planning-Simple Money Saving