8 Affordable Ways To Plan A Healthy Dinner

8 Affordable Ways To Plan A Healthy Dinner

Budget meal planning for families can be a challenge. Convenience foods loaded with empty calories and extra fats are so tempting to feed our families in the chaos of a hectic schedule. Yes, prepackaged foods are convenient, but we know deep down they are not good for...
How To Start Saving For A House Down Payment Now

How To Start Saving For A House Down Payment Now

You may not be thinking about buying a house for a few years, but a down payment on a house could end up being thousands of dollars. If you’ve already started thinking about saving up for a down payment, you might feel just a little overwhelmed. Unlike retirement, the...
How To Budget When You’re Not Making Enough Money

How To Budget When You’re Not Making Enough Money

Budgeting can seem hopeless when you're not making enough money, but that is even more reason to create one! It doesn’t matter if you’ve lost your job, you have too much debt, or you just don’t make enough money, either way, the bills still need to be paid. When there...
How To Cut Expenses When You’re Low On Money

How To Cut Expenses When You’re Low On Money

When it comes to budgeting, it can be tough to find ways to learn how to cut expenses. Whether you’ve overspent early in the month, or you’re spending more than you’re making, it may be time to find some expenses to put on the chopping block. While some of your...
How To Stay Motivated For Your Money Goals This Year

How To Stay Motivated For Your Money Goals This Year

Setting money goals for the year might seem simple enough, but achieving those goals isn’t as easy as it sounds. Knowing how you can stay motivated to reach your saving money goals is an essential step in actually achieving them. I struggle with remaining motivated,...
The Truth About How to Avoid Common Money Mistakes

The Truth About How to Avoid Common Money Mistakes

Financial money mistakes can easily happen to us all, even when we think we are being a smarty. While we think we are being smart with our money, sometimes all it takes is one accident and our savings are drained. Or a layoff throws everything for a loop and our...
How To Follow Through On Your Financial Goals

How To Follow Through On Your Financial Goals

It's time to set a smarter goal for your budget and your finances! Can you believe it’s already the new year?! Doesn't it seem like just yesterday we were celebrating the start of last year?! It’s time to start goal setting and making New Year’s resolutions, and that...
How To Create A Tight Budget To Build Your Savings

How To Create A Tight Budget To Build Your Savings

If you are tight on money, then you are learning how to live on a tight budget. But, it's so important to put money away for savings regularly. Having money in a savings account will provide you with a cushion for emergencies and unexpected expenses that may pop up in...
The 4 Different Types Of Budgeting You Need To Try

The 4 Different Types Of Budgeting You Need To Try

Did you know there are different types of budgeting? There is. And since there is no right or wrong answer when it comes to how you budget your money, neither is one type of budgeting. Some methods may work better for you than others, but as long as you are sticking...
How To Plan Your Best Financial Year Ever

How To Plan Your Best Financial Year Ever

It’s a new financial year and a fresh start! That can mean a new start including your finances! If your New Year’s resolution this year is to make better money management decisions or even give your finances a financial makeover, you’re in the right place! I’m going...
The Ultimate Guide To The Cash Envelope System

The Ultimate Guide To The Cash Envelope System

The cash envelope system is a spenders godsend when it comes to budgeting. This easy way of budgeting will keep you from going over budget, and help you stay accountable and on track with your budget. While using a paper envelope to keep your money in each month might...
How To Stick To Your Budget

How To Stick To Your Budget

Creating a budget and figuring out how to stick to a budget is by far the hardest part of gaining control of your finances. For us, we spent so much money outside of our budget that we ended up carrying balances on our credit cards. And then paying them off using next...
How To Live On $2,000 Per Month

How To Live On $2,000 Per Month

There are two types of people who want to live on $2,000 a month. There are the people who only have $2,000 a month, or there are those who want to live on less by living on $2,000 a month and saving the rest. I’ve been on both ends of the spectrum, so I know what...
The Biggest Mistakes People Make When Budgeting

The Biggest Mistakes People Make When Budgeting

The idea of creating and sticking to a budget probably sounds pretty straightforward when you start the budgeting process. All you have to do is make a plan for where you want your money to go and then stick to it. Sounds pretty simple, right? But you can easily make...
How To Create A Budget When You Hate Budgeting

How To Create A Budget When You Hate Budgeting

When it comes to creating a good budget, sometimes we make it harder than it has to be. Here's the thing, a good budget will not only tell your money where to go but help you stay on track, so you don’t overspend. While it is good practice to track your spending...
The 4 Different Types Of Budgeting You Need To Try

The 4 Different Types Of Budgeting You Need To Try

Did you know there are different types of budgeting? There is. And since there is no right or wrong answer when it comes to how you budget your money, neither is one type of budgeting. Some methods may work better for you than others, but as long as you are sticking...
This Is The Time For Planning Your Financial Future

This Is The Time For Planning Your Financial Future

How do you go about planning for your financial future? Think back to five years ago. Are you where you wanted to be now? Do you even remember where you wanted to be five years ago? This is perhaps one of life’s hardest questions since a lot can change in just five...
How To Set Realistic Goals You Can Actually Keep This Year

How To Set Realistic Goals You Can Actually Keep This Year

We all know we are supposed to set goals for ourselves, but it always feels like the goals we set never seem to pan out well by the end of the year. Were these realistic goals? I have had my fair share of goal flops over the years, and I learned a secret to why I...
How To Set SMART Financial Goals That Matter To You

How To Set SMART Financial Goals That Matter To You

The thrill of the new year might be starting to wear off, and now you might begin to question those SMART financial goals that you set back in January. Those extra hundreds you were putting into savings might not last much longer, and you might start to feel like the...
How To Spring Clean Your Finances

How To Spring Clean Your Finances

If you’re anything like me, then you might religiously check your budget and track your personal expenses every month so you can stay on top of things. However, staying on top of things doesn't necessarily mean you are void of having no emergency savings, a mountain...
How To Find The Keys To Financial Success This Year

How To Find The Keys To Financial Success This Year

Do you have the keys to financial success this year? I love January because It feels like we've begun a fresh new start to the new year. As I pack up the Christmas decorations it just feels like I'm preparing to begin a new chapter and I get excited for what will...