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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up

Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up

  What’s not to love about Thanksgiving? Memorable times, your quirky family, and that huge turkey just waiting for all of you to DIG IN! Whether you are hosting or attending – one thing is for sure … it can

A Moment of Gratefulness

A Moment of Gratefulness

I usually start the day with a “list” … – clean the kitchen – make breakfast – go to work – buy enchilada sauce – fill up the Sonata – get a birthday card They are usually very mundane, unimportant

Our Favorite Ways To Save This Fall

Our Favorite Ways To Save This Fall

Fall is the beginning of the holiday season, and stores abound with decorations signifying the changing leaves and upcoming Christmas bustle. Splurging around this time of year is very common. And this is why we want to offer you a

Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half

  The average American household spends an insane amount of their paycheck on groceries. How can this be? Among the many problems that contribute to this, here are a few: 1. Prices are on the rise – We are all

What it Takes to Live Below Your Means

You want the hard truth? The absolute hard truth? Living below your means is NOT easy. You will have to make sacrifices … on many occasions. You will feel like giving up. You will take each purchase seriously … even

A Little Reminder …

Never forget to count your blessings, remember there are others who have much less than you, and give God the glory for what you do have. – Faithful with Finances If you’d like to see more inspire quotes like this,

Wanting More

Most of you have seen this type of commercial. The AT&T representative interviews kids and asks them simple, funny questions. What’s even funnier? Their answers! This one struck me in particular. The AT&T guy goes on to say, “Who thinks

Conquer Emotional Shopping!

I happen to have a little problem, and I’m sure many of you might share this with me…but from time to time…I give into emotional shopping! It doesn’t matter what happened to me that day, or what is going on