10 Ways to Teach Your Kids the Value of a Dollar

10 Ways to Teach Your Kids the Value of a Dollar

  Kids are accustomed to learning all kinds of things from us. Our habits, the way we order our food, our favorite movies. Whether we like it or not, they are watching! We can either chose to be intentional with

Trader Joe’s Meal Plan for Two Under $50/Week

Trader Joe’s Meal Plan for Two Under $50/Week

Trader Joe’s is one of my all-time favorite places to shop. They seem to have every little ingredient you need for a recipe as well as some fun goodies to throw in the cart – all at VERY reasonable prices.

How I Cut My Grocery Spending from $650/month to $300/month

How I Cut My Grocery Spending from $650/month to $300/month

I consider our grocery budget a work in progress. There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t think about how I can cut back, or where I can save. It’s the most variable part of our budget, and

Why I’m Saving for Christmas in July (and why you should too)

Why I’m Saving for Christmas in July (and why you should too)

Christmas is my favorite time of year. I’m one of those weird people that actually looks forward to it all year long. Christmas is a chance to enjoy the company of loved ones, share special gifts, and remember the birth

The Lazy Guide to Couponing

The Lazy Guide to Couponing

For those of us that have full-time jobs, part-time jobs, or are just chasing kiddos around all day, it really isn’t the most practical thing to take up couponing. We’re not actually lazy, in fact, we have LOTS to do

Free Budget Printable

Free Budget Printable

If you’ve been intimidated to start a budget for the simple fact that you aren’t sure how to make one, have no fear, this free budget printable will make it extremely easy to get started! Just download, print and fill

Digital Coupon Apps that Will Save You Money

Digital Coupon Apps that Will Save You Money

If you haven’t jumped on the coupon bandwagon yet, have no fear, there are painless and easy ways to get started… and they are right on your phone! While there are great savings with clipped coupons, digital coupons can yield

20 Great Inexpensive Date Night Ideas

20 Great Inexpensive Date Night Ideas

When the budget gets tight, one of the first things to go is “date nights”. The cost of going out to a restaurant, seeing a movie, and paying a babysitter can add up! We’re here to tell you that date

DIY Household Cleaners

DIY Household Cleaners

With Spring cleaning in full-force, many of us are getting our homes ready by decluttering, organizing, and cleaning! Take a trip down the cleaning aisle at your local grocery store and you will find unbelievably high prices. A simple bottle

Meal Planning in 4 Easy Steps

Meal Planning in 4 Easy Steps

For many of us, the idea of “meal planning” sounds daunting. Who has the time to put together perfectly planned meals, buy all the ingredients, and get it done in one day? Or even a series of days? The key

Tips to Live on A Single Income

Tips to Live on A Single Income

If you’ve ever wondered about the possibility of living on one income, you are not alone. Many families choose this option and thrive under these circumstances. Sure, it takes a great amount of dedication, but you too can accomplish this in your

Our Favorite Pin of the Week: De-Clutter Your Closet

Our Favorite Pin of the Week: De-Clutter Your Closet

Ever feel like you’re swimming in things you don’t need? Follow this simple mantra and get rid of the clutter in your closet! Follow our Pinterest Board “Simplify & Organize” to get more tips on how to de-clutter your life!

Why Work?

Why Work?

This morning I was reading through Ecclesiastes, and there is only one word to describe some of the thoughts contained in this book… depressing. Solomon details his journeys through gaining riches, success, wealth, wisdom, possessions, and really anything you can think

101 Free Things to Do with Your Kids

101 Free Things to Do with Your Kids

Who doesn’t love fun activities that allow you to spend time with your kids? Let this list give you some great ideas to cultivate a lasting, stress-free relationship with your family that doesn’t involve shiny new toys!          

Overcoming Money Mistakes

Overcoming Money Mistakes

When I write all of these posts, I can’t help but sit back and think at times, “I can’t even follow some of these things myself”! Today I just wanted to give you some encouragement if you feel like you

10 Verses on Money to Memorize

10 Verses on Money to Memorize

We know memorizing scripture is essential to our Christian walk … but did you ever think about memorizing verses on money? Believe it or not, there are over 2,000 scriptures relating to money and possessions … that’s more than heaven

Going Against the Culture

Going Against the Culture

Photo Credit: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/412431278350267302/ One of my biggest struggles in writing on different topics of personal finance is at times I have to wonder: Will people actually do these things? It’s one thing to say you need to save more, but

5 Financial Resolutions to Make This Year

5 Financial Resolutions to Make This Year

We’ve finally reached a break in the holidays where we have a chance to sit down and think about the year ahead. We reflect on what has happened in 2014, and we look forward to the times ahead in 2015.

Help! I’m Broke!

Help! I’m Broke!

  Photo Credit: https://www.behance.net/gallery/12848761/Bible-Verse-Quote-2 Now that Christmas is over, many of us are realizing the damage we did in spending … mainly over spending.  The common thread going around is, “Help! I’m Broke!” We love the gift-giving process, but in the