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

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

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

Kick Your Bad Habits and Make New Ones

Kick Your Bad Habits and Make New Ones

What makes a bad habit? Something you’ve been doing for years that only makes your situation worse. A good habit may be hard to develop at first, but changing what you already do now will make life much easier in

How to Not Blow Your Budget This Weekend

How to Not Blow Your Budget This Weekend

When the weekend comes, many of us find ourselves in a spending frenzy… We have dinner with friends, we have friends over for dinner, we see family, we drive to see a new place, we go on a date night,

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

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

Are You Pretending?

Make no mistake about it: we live in an EXTREMELY materialistic world. We are surrounded by nice cars, big expensive houses, beautiful clothing, flat-screen HD tv’s, tempting advertisements, and pressure to become “filthy rich”. Most Christians would rather not talk

Talking About Money with Your Spouse

It can be such an uncomfortable topic can’t it? You want to work more at paying off your debt, buy something big, or simply stop spending so much. These things can be hard to talk to your spouse about, and

Consignment Sale – Great Finds!

The other day, one of my friends was telling me about a consignment sale she went to, finding all kinds of clothes she loved for a fraction of the price. Although I had been to a couple consignment sales, this

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