5 Pieces of Financial Wisdom I Would Tell My Newlywed Self

When I got married more than 7 years ago, I didn’t realize how quickly my financial picture would change. I had a lot of money (at least relative to my age) in my savings account, but my husband definitely did not have money. Less than two months after our wedding, we were selling his newer… Keep reading →

One Tip that Makes Budgeting Work in My Marriage

The word budgeting often stirs up negative feelings inside of me. © alexkich / Dollar Photo Club Money in Marriage When I was a child, my parents argued the most when it was time to budget. “Mom! It’s time to do the budget!” My dad would yell across the house. I could almost hear my… Keep reading →

How to Use a Calendar to Evaluate Your Spending

*This is the 30th day of the One Month Spending Freeze Challenge. Please click here to see all of the posts in this series.* In a few days, you will no longer be doing this spending freeze, unless you choose to continue. That means you could easily fall back into your old ways or you… Keep reading →

Financial Habits Every Family Should Practice

*This is the 29th day of the One Month Spending Freeze Challenge. Please click here to see all of the posts in this series.* You have made it so far in this spending freeze challenge. Can you see the light at the end of the tunnel? You’re almost done! © igor / Dollar Photo Club… Keep reading →

One Habit That Can Save You Thousands in the Future

*This is the 28th day of the One Month Spending Freeze Challenge. Please click here to see all of the posts in this series.* Several years ago, my grandparents came to visit me and my husband. The first thing my grandpa asked me was if I had a ladder and a light bulb so he… Keep reading →

What’s Your Money Motivator?

*This is the 25th day of the One Month Spending Freeze Challenge. Please click here to see all of the posts in this series.* You’re in the final stretch of the spending freeze challenge. Just 7 more days. For me and my family it’s not the end. We still have to produce a more steady… Keep reading →

35+ Ideas for FREE Activities to Do with Kids

*This is the 22nd day of the One Month Spending Freeze Challenge. Please click here to see all of the posts in this series.* My parents took me to Disneyland for the first time when I was five. They told me it was my birthday present, but now that I’m older, I know that was… Keep reading →

8 Ways to Save at Least $200 a Month on Car Expenses

*This is the 21st day of the One Month Spending Freeze Challenge. Please click here to see all of the posts in this series.* You’ve been waiting for this one, haven’t you? Owning a car is a whole ordeal, what with car registration all the way to car insurance, and it can get expensive real… Keep reading →

10 Super Simple Ways to Lower Your Bills Right Now

*This is the 20th day of the One Month Spending Freeze Challenge. Please click here to see all of the posts in this series.* While we’re not spending any money on anything we don’t need this month, it’s still important that we take a look at our necessary expenses and figure out what we can… Keep reading →

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is and Save!

*This is the 19th day of the One Month Spending Freeze Challenge. Please click here to see all of the posts in this series.* Ever since my husband started his business, we have been earning less money than he makes. This means we are taking money from savings each month. Our emergency fund has almost… Keep reading →