The Ultimate Holiday Planner With Printable Holiday Planner

It is so crazy that the holidays are right around the corner! I don’t know about you, but there are a few things that I do to set myself up for less stress during the holidays each year. There are so many things to do during the holidays from all the places we have to be, to all the gifts we have to … [Read more...]

Tailgate Foods Made Easy!

*This is a sponsored post written by me for Save-A-Lot. All opinions are my own. Making awesome food when it comes time to cheer on your favorite team doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. In fact, when it comes to hosting a tailgating party, there are some things you can do to make the … [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. Getting out there  for some fall … [Read more...]

Simple Step By Step Holiday Spending Guide Perfect For Your Budget

This post was sponsored, and paid for, by SunTrust. All opinions are my own. Start thinking about the holidays now? Yes, absolutely! Maybe you’re like me and have experienced the most amazing holidays, only to greet January buried in all the bills that came along with the holiday spending. The good … [Read more...]

The Secrets I Use to Feed My Family of 8 For Just $250 a Month!

The price of groceries has skyrocketed, and every penny counts. For me, this means that I have had to work harder and shop smarter to get good prices. The truth is, grocery shopping on a budget, even a tight budget like mine, really is possible. As of right now, the baby is not eating foods so I … [Read more...]

5 Simple Ways To Start Saving For a Debt-Free Christmas in July

Start thinking about Christmas in July? Yes! This is absolutely something you want to do to avoid going into debt during the holidays. After all, who wants to start the new year with a bunch of added debt? Not me, and you shouldn't either. Looking for some more money saving tips? … [Read more...]

Christmas in July = Amazon Prime Day!

(this post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no cost to you) YIPPEEEEEE!!!!! While I don't post deals anymore, Amazon Prime Day is a day that I have to tell you about as a lover of all things frugal. For starters, Kindles for Kids---save … [Read more...]

15 Secrets Debt Free People Know That You Probably Don’t

Living debt free is a lifestyle, and as someone who is living debt free, I can say that it is a lifetime of making the same conscious choices day in and day out. Even when it’s hard. Debt free living takes commitment and strength, determination, and focus, but anyone can do it. Yes, even … [Read more...]

7 Things You Can Do to Have Less Stress & More Money This Tax Season

*This post was sponsored, and paid for, by MyFreeTaxes. All opinions are my own. It happens every year, yet somehow it manages to catch us by surprise, at least if you’re anything like me. And, whether you receive good news or bad news, I think there is always an element of stress lurking around. … [Read more...]

Smart Ways to Maximize Your Tax Refund

We are in the midst of the busy tax season. I have a love/hate relationship with tax season, but it is a season that can’t be avoided. Even if I am expecting a tax refund, this time of year still drives me crazy. Can you relate? Ideally, you won’t be getting much of a return. I say this because I … [Read more...]

5 Simple Truths to Smart Money Management

This post was sponsored, and paid for, by SunTrust. All opinions are my own. As someone who has lived a money saving lifestyle and now lives debt-free, I have learned a lot about money management. Not all of it has been easy, but the things I’ve learned have brought me to where I am now. Using … [Read more...]

18 Things We Did to Become Completely Debt Free (Before Age 42!)

Are you drowning in debt? Are you skeptical to believe that it really is possible to become debt free while in your early forties? I will show you exactly how we did it, and you can, too. I will also tell you that we did it with a growing family that now includes eight children. Furthermore, for … [Read more...]

Take Control of Your Holidays (Once & For All)

The holidays can be an exciting time, but they can also be a stressful time, especially if we come into this bustling time of year behind the eight ball. And, it seems to happen every year, doesn't it? The stress, the strain, and the overwhelm. We can so easily become so stressed out about the … [Read more...]

8 Must Know Tips For Creating a Budget That Works!

Creating a budget is a necessary part of maintaining a frugal lifestyle, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. However, a budget does need to be accurate. Without an accurate budget, your budget simple won't work. Before you get scared off by the word "budget," it is important to just think of a … [Read more...]

The Trick You Need to Know to Buy Chicken on the Cheap!

As someone who has a family of 10 to feed, I can say that I have had to come up with every strategy possible when it comes to making the budget work - including how I buy my chicken. Smart grocery shopping is one of the keys to keeping the budget in check. In fact, did you know that many … [Read more...]