Happy Presidents’ Day!…Or Is It?

To celebrate this Presidents' Day I thought I'd round up some fun trivia. It's not all money related, but even I can use a break from money talk every so often. Well, not really but I figured you could. ;o) So...did you know...? The federal holiday isn't actually called Presidents'…

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10 DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts to Save You Money

Valentine's Day is one of the most commercialized holidays of the year. It's easy to get wrapped up in the romance and forget about your budget, but with a little creativity you can have the best of both worlds. Here are 10 DIY Valentine's Day gifts that will save you…

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7 Easy Ways to Simplify Your Finances

I'm on a bit of a simplification kick right now. The #DeclutterChallege has prompted me to re-think clutter everywhere. I've expanded the idea to tackle my digital world by deleting apps on my phone, categorizing the tabs in my browser and consolidating the apps I use. And after the success…

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No-Spend Challenge Review

Well my first monthly money challenge is over and it turns out it's really tough to not spend money! Overall, I’m pretty happy with how I did. My goal was to cut out non-essential spending and pre-plan what spending I would do. I ended up spending on 7 of the…

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Monthly Money Challenge: Declutter

Stuff. Ugh. Everywhere I turn I’m facing random, unnecessary stuff. There are stacks of coupons I always forget to use, mail I haven’t opened, mail I’ve opened but haven’t dealt with, Homeschool lessons I haven’t put away...and toys. Toys from video games, toys from McDonald's, toys from the doctor’s treasure…

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How to Make a Budget That Works

If you've never thought about budgeting, tried and failed in the past, or simply don't think it'll work for your situation, I'm here to tell you, you need a budget. But, you need the right budget to make it work. It can be a daunting task to start a budget.…

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5 Ways to Automate Your Finances

Full disclosure: I’m a bit of a control freak. I don’t think I’m overbearing or bossy, but I definitely get stressed when I’m affecting by something outside of my control. In school, group projects would literally keep me up at night. The idea of half my grade being in someone…

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