Budget tips & tricks. Our budget, the strategies we use to track and plan our expenses every month to stay on top of our money without losing our minds. Having a budget is crucial to financial freedom, which is one of our biggest goals!

Monthly Meal Planning [with FREE PDF Templates!]

Let’s just get right into it with this, I don’t want to waste your time babbling in an intro today. We’re talking about how I meal plan for a whole month. By planning an entire month of meals at a time, I save literally more than 50% on feeding my…

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DIY Bathroom Update for UNDER $500

I absolutely hated my bathroom when we bought our house last fall. I love the house, don’t get me wrong. The neighborhood is (usually) quiet, the school district is good, it’s close to my husband’s office and our daughter’s pediatrician, and above all: the price was right. The house is/was…

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The 60-20-20 Budget will teach you how to actually save money!

Have you heard people talking about the 60 20 20 budget lately? I definitely have! We’ve talked before about how my family uses a zero based budget. If you haven’t read that post, you can click here to check it out. But what if our zero based budget format isn’t…

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Sinking Funds: what they are, and why you need them!

What is a sinking fund? Put simply, a sinking fund is money set aside for a specific purpose. Having sinking funds keeps you from panicking when December rolls around and you realize you have about $3 to buy Christmas gifts for your whole family. (Anyone else? Just me? Moving on)…

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Micro-investing for Beginners with No Money + Free Stocks!

Did you know that you don’t have to be rich or have tons of money to start investing? You don’t need $1,000, $500, or even $100. With micro-investing, you can start investing just a few dollars at a time. What is micro-investing? It’s exactly what it sounds like: investing very…

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