Is Your Costco Membership Costing You More Than You’re Saving?

I love Costco. I really do. My Costco membership is amazing! So, I in no way am saying that Costco is a bad place. I’m not saying anything even remotely close to that idea. Let me just get that straight right here before you read any further. But, it is true that Costco really could be costing … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Fall Craft Decoration Even Moms Who Suck at Crafts Can Make With Their Kids

*This is a guest post by my oldest daughter, Music Girl  Are you looking for easy and fun crafts to make for fall that both you and your kids will enjoy? Do you need something festive that makes your home look and feel like fall?Look no further! Throughout the month of September, I will show you … [Read more...]

When the Money Just Isn’t There

Have you lived through a time when the money just isn’t there? Perhaps you find yourself there right now. Maybe right now you are in a place where you have no money at all. You could be nearing the end of yet another month and have no idea how you're going to make it all work. Mostly, you know … [Read more...]

How to Plan For Stress-Free Week Days on the Weekend

Everyone knows school days can be stressful - especially when you aren’t completely prepared for them! The weekend can be a vital planning time for the coming week if you just take the time to do it. Weekday mornings can be so stressful. Things get lost, people get up late and dash out the door … [Read more...]

Costco or Amazon Prime – Which Saves You More?

Both Amazon Prime and Costco can be great ways to save money, but how do you really know? As someone who has learned to raise a super-sized family on less than $25,000 a year (there are 10 of us), I’ve had to learn how to make every penny stretch as far as it can. If you really want to know which … [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...]

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...]

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...]