December 10, 2014

Americans Blowing Budgets on Food

A MarketWatch article cites a recent Principal Financial group survey of 1200 respondents and their food related budget woes. I don’t remember from Statistics why 1200 […]
December 8, 2014

New Year, New You – Share Your Debt Free Journey (All Phases Welcome)

I’ve been noodling this project for some time. I love hearing progress updates and encouraging #teamdebtfree in your pursuit of debt free living. In the past, […]
December 6, 2014

How to be a DIY Bride and Host a Fabulous Wedding

The released their annual, all-things-wedding survey and I was blown away by the average wedding costs for 2013 (from 13,000 bridal respondents). The average spent […]
December 3, 2014
Dump Debt As A Family

Dumping Debt As a Family @ Enchanted Homeschooling Mom

I recently had a fabulous opportunity to talk about dumping debt (a favorite topic of choice) over at the Enchanted Homeschooling Mom blog. Jill is the […]
November 28, 2014
Black Friday Shopping

Why I Skip Black Friday

My first – an only – experience with Black Friday shopping occurred circa 2003 after opening our Laundromat. We decided to replace a broken TV with […]
November 26, 2014
No student loan debt

$80,000 in Student Loans Paid Off in 1 Year

Joe Mihalic was heading for lifestyle inflation after graduating from Harvard Business School with $101,000 in student loans. He found a great job and bought a […]
November 24, 2014

5 Ways to Jumpstart College Readiness

We’re all looking for ways to reduce college costs. This guest post by Aja McClanahan points out practical steps that should be considered. Learn more about […]
November 22, 2014
Scholarships for College

Shayla Price Earned $100,000 in Scholarships for College

I love when Facebook is used constructively. Sure, there’s a ton of mind candy, but one can also connect with a vibrant community of thoughtful intellectuals.  […]
November 20, 2014

Savvy Money Strategies for Single Moms

Emma Johnson is the founder of a community designed to encourage the professional single mother. Wealthy Single Mommy grew out of her own experience seeking support […]
November 20, 2014
Budget Family Affair

5 Ways to Make Budgeting a Family Affair

Beginning a journey out of debt begins with exercising your budget muscle. Whether using pen and paper or a nifty online application, capturing an accurate picture […]
November 17, 2014

Meals @ Home This Month Update

We’re half way through November and I’m curious…how has the challenge been so far? Have you noticed anything about your food purchasing patterns? Have you tried […]
November 14, 2014

Financially Savvy Saturdays #64

Welcome to Financially Savvy Saturdays, the savviest personal finance blog hop on the planet, created specifically for personal finance writers! We welcome all things money here. […]
November 14, 2014
10 tips to fend off frugal fatigue

10 Tips to Fend Off Frugal Fatigue

Argh. Winter is coming. You might say it’s already here. Hello outerwear. Hello frigid temps. Hello cabin fever – for some of us. Prolonged behavior change […]
November 11, 2014

Healthy Meals in a Hurry was created by mom friends, Shelley and Gretchen (no last names required – like Madonna).  These self-proclaimed foodies and nutrition specialists love a delicious, nutritious […]
November 11, 2014
saving money on baby clothes

How to Score Designer Baby Clothes for $0

I have a standing approach for clothing my young children – I rarely buy clothes. There are too many options available for saving in this arena. […]
November 7, 2014

Do You Really Need That?

Struggling to put your finances on a firm foundation? Who’s in charge of spending your money? Have you taken an honest assessment of what you pay […]
November 6, 2014

A Debt Free Degree Without Loans or the Bank of Mom & Dad

Dee from Color Me Frugal has a colorful tale to share about getting through undergrad with no debt. Her parents didn’t write a blank check. She […]
November 5, 2014

How to Menu Plan to Save Money

When in doubt, lean on the experts. Today’s fantastic tips were contributed by guest blogger, Missy Rakes. You can find more tips on meal planning and […]
November 3, 2014

Extend the Magic of Daylight Savings Time

I really love falling back into Daylight Savings each year. A morning person by circumstance (little kiddos wake up very early), waking to the sunlight wafting […]
November 2, 2014

Make All Meals @ Home this Month Challenge

In the spirit of Finishing Strong as we pursue debt free living, November strikes me as a great month to take on another money saving challenge. […]
October 29, 2014

Holiday Survival Guide: Frugal, Festive and Fabulous

Move over Oprah, Suzie, Whoopi…whichever talk show phenom that comes to mind. Money, Life & More is here! Okay, my ego is really not that big […]
October 29, 2014

5 Ways to Slash a Scary Halloween Budget

The National Retail Federation seems excited. They should be. Planned spending for Halloween is expected to break records this year. $7.4 Billion on the October 31st […]
October 25, 2014

Weekend Reading – An Eye on Retirement

It happened. Someone referred to those in my age group (the fabulous and 40 crowd) as middle age. Hold up! Mid-life. Really? When did this happen? […]
October 23, 2014

5 Budget Areas to Review Before Saying I Do

I recently installed a related posts plugin. It creates a list of links to articles with similar topics. The nostalgia has me reading old posts and […]
October 21, 2014

Don’t Give Up

If you’re not up on Sesame Street’s music production, you’re missing out. Grant it, with toddlers running around my ankles – Sesame Street and other children’s […]
October 19, 2014

Grocery Shopping vs Eating Out Smack Down

In the first corner, we have unprepared foods. They required a little more energy (energy, energy) which can be difficult to muster (muster, muster) after a […]
October 16, 2014
Success of 6 Figure Debt

Success Over 6 Figure Debt

The Brandow’s, a family of 5, hit a financial rock bottom. They realized a change was in order. Do you need inspiration to face your seemingly […]
October 14, 2014

6 Financial Lessons We Didn’t Get in Home EC

I learned how to sew an apron, make a creamy beef and biscuit meal, and a slew of other household related tasks in Home EC. For […]
October 11, 2014

Weekend Reading – Win Cash and Prizes

I’ve been stepping up my blog networking activities. As such, I’ve noticed something very interesting. Everyone is giving away something! For the price of an email, […]
October 9, 2014

4 Easy Ways to Clean up Your Credit

Keeping a good credit score, not having debt, saving and investing are my top priorities. Luckily, I married a man with the exact same money values […]