How to Stick to Your Budget Even When It Sucks

We all know that sticking to a budget is something we should be doing. In fact, you may even be a seasoned veteran at all things budgeting. But, for most people, there comes a time when you just don’t want to do it anymore. There often comes a time when being responsible, money savvy, and money wise … [Read more...]

15+ Genius & Cheap Family Activities For an Amazing Fall

Fall is such a nice time of year in these parts…as long as it’s not snowing anyway. Michigan does have some crazy weather during these fall months at times, but no matter the weather we try to make it a habit to have some fun while also celebrating the season. Looking for more parenting fun? Join … [Read more...]

7 Back To School Savings Hacks No One Told You

Back to school time can be as expensive as Christmas shopping these days! There are the backpacks, the laptops, the fancy calculators, and then there are all the paper, pens, highlighters, and other things that you can never have enough of. With eight kids who I homeschool, I feel like an office … [Read more...]

Clean Your Nasty Window Tracks Using One Simple Trick

Are you tired of looking at all the gunky nastiness in your window tracks? It is amazing how fast they can collect this ugly specimen of ickiness, isn’t it? The window tracks I will be cleaning today are from the sliders that are in my dining room, which means they are exactly what I look down at … [Read more...]

20 Fun Back to School Traditions

Back to school time can be a stressful and anxious time for both students and parents. While we can’t completely remove the stress or anxious feelings entirely, we can overcome these feelings. One way we can do this is by creating and revisiting some fun back to school traditions every … [Read more...]

The Real Reason You Don’t Have Any Money

Money. While no one really likes to focus on money, it is the focus of so many things. We need money to cover basic necessities, we need money to get the care we need, and in many ways, we need money in order to make our dreams come true, don’t we? Yet so often, we don’t seem to have enough money to … [Read more...]

The Cheat Sheet You Need For Saving Money at ALDI

ALDI is one of my favorite places to shop. In fact, ALDI is a frugal girl’s best friend. Although, maybe not all the time. ALDI can be a great place to save money, but as I have focused on feeding my family of 10 for just $350 a month, I have had to learn about what things save me money and what … [Read more...]

8 Reasons You Need a Budget That’s Not Written On a Napkin!

So, I've already shared 8 Tips For Creating a Budget That Works, but why do you need a budget anyway? Why should you put forth the time and effort in creating one? Why do you really need a budget that's not written on the back of a napkin, anyway? And, I've made it super easy for you. Join in to … [Read more...]

Finding the Perfect Home Is Easier Than You Think: 12 Point Checklist

*This post was sponsored, and paid for, by SunTrust Mortgage. All opinions are my own. Most would agree that buying a home is the biggest financial purchase you will ever make in your entire lifetime. It is arguably the purchase that will also affect your life the most. The good news is, there … [Read more...]

STOP Overspending By Doing This One Thing

When it comes to spending money, we all have our “thing,” don’t we? We all have certain things we do that make us fall into temptation. We have certain websites we look at, we browse through catalogs, we make a detour to the mall just because. And, these are just a few things. But, if you want to … [Read more...]

Feeling Guilty About Overspending? Try This!

As I have been helping more and more people take back control of their money, the more I am being told of the #1 problem people face with their money. Are you ready to hear what it is? It’s overspending. We spend money for all kinds of reasons, but do you realize that many of these reasons are … [Read more...]

What Friends Have To Do With Your Money

Friends are great, aren't they? But have you ever thought of your friends and something that can affect your money? And, this isn't just about keeping up with the Joneses. With a focus on saving money in out of the box ways this week, I'm almost certain this is a concept you have not thought of … [Read more...]

The Money Saving Strategy You’ve Never Even Thought Of!

There are so many different ways to save money. I’ve written about grocery shopping and making meals smart, I’ve talked about becoming resourceful in a variety of ways to save money, and I’ve even talked about how doing something as simple as being polite and respectful toward others can actually … [Read more...]

Is That a Want Or a Need? How You Can Tell the Difference

Looking to have more money? In the video below, I am giving you some amazing tips for knowing whether the things you buy are a want or a need. So often we think we're buying something that is a need, only to feel guilty about it because after purchasing it, we felt guilty. We spend money we feel bad … [Read more...]

Pantry Staples List: Save Time, Stress & Money (free checklist!)

Everyone knows how easy it is to end up in the drive-thru lane when you’re looking for something to make for dinner and you don’t have anything to do for meals at home. Having a well-stocked pantry can help you stay out of the drive-thru lane and make more homemade meals for your family. Stocking … [Read more...]