Your Challenge: Be Completely Opposite of the World

“Given a choice, most people would choose to be rich.  They dream about inheriting a million dollars,  even if none of their relatives have that much.  They spend money they often can’t afford  to lose on lottery tickets, hoping to

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

Meet Tony and Carin

[vimeo]   Tony and Carin have spent most of their lives in the financial industry, and now they are reaching out and sharing their time-tested wisdom on the subject of giving and finances. Their ministry was inspired by those

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

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

Planning a Trip on a Budget

The spring has come and gone, and before we know it, summer will be here! Many of us have dreams of great vacations, and fun times with our families and friends, but we also know the hard truth: vacations are

What God Says About the Ant

You might be wondering to yourself, “What in the world is she going to write in this post.” And yes, that thought ran through my mind also, but I actually do have some important and meaningful things to say about

More Soup for Your Soul

Last night I was with some friends, and after having these AMAZING enchiladas, I got a little inspired to try making Mexican food! Now, I have to be honest, I have a serious fear of making Mexican dishes because I’m

What Your Kids Are Missing

This morning I was reading a great article on what all the talk of “entitlement” means to the kids and young adults of the day, and it was really eye-opening to see the changes that have come about in society

Natural Beauty in 3 Easy Steps

Lately I’ve been exploring different DIY beauty treatments, and finding unique ways that you can save money at home instead of paying for salon treatments. The results are pretty encouraging, and a lot of things you can do to naturally enhance

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

Make It At Home, Save Thousands Per Year

This morning I came across a very interesting article that talked about “Ten Things Americans Waste the Most Money On”, and let me tell you, the amount spent on various products and services is astounding. What surprised me the most,

Budgeting Basics 101 – Part 2

By now, you’ve taken the steps to secure a budget sheet that is personalized to your needs, and really, you’ve completed the most important step of all so far. You now have a clear picture of where your money is

Do I Need an Emergency Fund?

A lot of us try at times to save, but never end up being truly successful. We will save a little bit here, and a little bit there, but before we can even blink…its gone! Why is saving so hard,

Creative Ways to Make Extra Money

If you find yourself not having enough money left over at the end of the month to even cover the basics, it’s time to think outside of the box and get creative with your resources. There are plenty of ways

Budgeting Basics 101

Budgeting Basics 101

Knowing how to make the right budget is the first step towards financial freedom. It is so basic, yet so essential. Failing to make an effective budget will ultimately leave you dejected, tired, and unwilling to carry it out the next month.

10 Things I Never Buy New

As you know by now, on this blog, we are all about saving you money. One mistake that is often made by many consumers is the mindset, “If I can’t buy it new, I don’t want it at all.” Certain

5 Inexpensive Ingredients

How many times have you been ready to cook or bake something, and you realize you are missing one crucial ingredient? Usually if this happens, you either try to substitute, or make something off-hand that you know won’t taste as