The True Cost of Pet Ownership [+Checklist]

Have you been contemplating adding a new pet to your family? Or maybe you're like me and can't remember a time when you didn't have a furry companion. Regardless of if you already have a pet or are planning to get one, there are several costs involved that you may…

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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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Add Balance to Your Budget

You’ve probably heard of balancing your accounts, but what about balancing your budget?

I don’t mean reconciling your planned spending with your actual spending. I mean adding balance to your budget.

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Debt Free Disney 2.0

About a year and a half ago we decided to challenge ourselves with Debt-Free Disney. We slashed our spending and quickly built up our savings. I even started blogging as a way to keep me motivated and accountable.

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At-A-Glance Bill Calendar

We get paid bi-weekly, which can make monthly budgeting a challenge. I firmly believe in the YNAB way of only budgeting the money you have available (not what you expect to receive), but as much as I love all things YNAB, the monthly layout isn’t exactly helpful for seeing where you are at a glance, especially when you’re in the paycheck to paycheck cycle. So I’m experimenting with my own creation this month.

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