My First Month! I officially launched my blog on Sunday January 8th , 2017 with one post. To say that I was under prepared is an understatement. I decided the Thursday before that I wanted to start a blog and jumped in with both feet. It took me some time to figure out how to create a website let ... Read More about My First Month in Review
Valentine's Day Guide to Saving Money I have never been a big fan of big extravagant gifts for Valentine's Day. For the most part, my husband and I don't really do anything for Valentine's Day except maybe go out to eat a week or so before or after. Neither one of us want to deal with the ... Read More about Valentine’s Day Guide to Saving Money
5 Steps to Control Your Spending The idea of a budget is good in theory but if you do not learn how to control your spending, a budget is not going to do you any good. I think of a budget similar to when I try to lose weight. The only way I can lose weight is to keep track of the calories I eat and ... Read More about 5 Steps to Control Your Spending!
I am so thankful my youngest is FINALLY potty trained! She decided about 2 weeks ago that she was going to use the potty 100% of the time, she is 3yrs old. I know that each child does this in their own time but hearing other moms say they had theirs trained at 18 months makes me jealous. I ... Read More about How to Save Money on Diapers and Wipes
5 Reasons a 401(k) loan is a Bad Idea There are several reasons that a 401(k) loan is a bad idea, I know some of them from personal experience. I personally would never do another one unless it was to avoid a foreclosure or bankruptcy and even then I probably wouldn't do it. We decided to do one to ... Read More about 5 Reasons a 401(k) loan is a Bad Idea
So, now that you are on board with a budget and paying off debt, how do you get your spouse on board? When I discovered Dave Ramsey and got so excited (my husband says obsessed) about paying off debt, my husband wasn't quite as excited as I was. He figured this was my new obsession and I would ... Read More about How to Get Your Spouse on Board with a Budget
My husband and I have been together 19 years this year. It is definitely difficult to come up with new date night ideas especially with 3 kids running around. It seems when we do get a night out, we have no idea what to do beside going out to dinner. It's so hard to come up with creative and ... Read More about 20 Creative and Cheap Date Night Ideas You’ll Both Love