An enormous amount of our belongings are used. For a lot of things, we try to purchase used before we buy new. It saves lots of money and helps avoid waste. We buy used at thrift stores, consignment stores, and auctions. We’ve gotten tons of hand-me-downs from relatives too, which is awesome. If you’re not […]
There are all kinds of ways to save money. You can save money by paying attention to little things like unplugging appliances when you’re not using them. If you’re really serious about saving big money, though, you need to look at ways to trim your biggest expenses. So, I’m sharing the 5 biggest ways to […]
Ok y’all, we are less than six months away from Christmas. I know you’re not ready to think about Christmas trees and sleigh rides while you’re sunnin’ your buns on the beach, but it’s time to take a minute and check in. Why? Well, I’m so glad you asked 🙂 We save up for Christmas […]
I talk a lot about budgeting and getting in control of your finances, but I haven’t really talked about emergency funds yet, which is crazy, because our emergency fund is my favorite part of our finances! It’s not all that exciting and it’s not fun and sexy, but it’s a wonderful thing to have an […]
I’m all about having fun without spending tons of money. This is mostly because we’ve never had tons of money to spend on entertainment, but let me tell you: we still have tons of fun! We don’t go out that often and when we do, we usually do free things or use coupons (Groupon usually […]
You know, we all go through phases of life where we decide we need to cut back. Things like wanting to save extra money for a trip or to pay off debt. Life changes coming up like a new baby or trying to buy a house. Or tough times like a lost job or huge […]
Question: What should I buy at Aldi? Answer: Everything. Seriously. Some people have a view of Aldi that their food is sketchy or scarier than the food at any other grocery store and it’s just not true. You won’t recognize any brands or packaging at Aldi because they have their own brands that are “private […]
There is one piece of advice that I think every financial expert would agree on. The #1 rule to financial success…
We’ve had to come up with some creative ways to save on prescriptions because we haven’t had insurance or we’ve had a really high deductible.
Food is a huge chunk of everyone’s budget. It’s also a variable expense (you have some control over it) unlike a mortgage or car payment which are the same amount every month. So, of course, if you’re looking to save some money, food expenses are the first place to start!