Your May Financial To-Do List

Between celebrating Mom, the many graduation parties, and the Memorial Day barbecues, make some time this month to take care of your financial to-dos, too. That way, you’ll be ready to relax this summer, knowing that your finances are on track. If your home’s value has risen since you purchased it, you may be able … Continue reading Your May Financial To-Do List

Your February Money To-Do List

Welcome to February, where cold winter weather makes it the perfect time to stay indoors. I don’t know about you, but I’m going stir crazy. Thoughts have been swirling around in my mind about all of the things I want to accomplish around the house as well as the projects that I could/should already be … Continue reading Your February Money To-Do List

Thrifty Living: Couponing 101

The average American family of 4 (two adults and 2 children) spends roughly $200 a week on groceries which is a lot of money that’s spent on food. I grew up in a large family of 7 so couponing was a must in my family. In 2019, my husband and I decided that we needed … Continue reading Thrifty Living: Couponing 101

The Newlyweds Guide to Budgeting

After Eric and I got engaged we moved in together and got a real-world reality check. It quickly became obvious that we needed to figure out how we were going to handle our expenses and financials as a COUPLE… yikes! We knew that we needed and plan and that being on the same page with … Continue reading The Newlyweds Guide to Budgeting

Four Financial Goals for the New Year

A new year is almost here and it’s a great time to set some good financial goals. I’m setting smaller, attainable goals next year that will help me achieve my larger long-term goals. Our long-term goal is to financially prepare ourselves to get ready to start a family. To help us get there we’re going … Continue reading Four Financial Goals for the New Year

How to Budget Enough to Travel in Retirement

Ah, retirement. The freedom to travel the globe and take advantage of the freedom of not going to work every day. Don’t get me wrong, I love my job, but retirement is the ideal time of your life for travel, since work-related constraints go out the window. Affording those trips though is often easier said … Continue reading How to Budget Enough to Travel in Retirement

Preparing for Retirement in Your 20s and 30s

Although retirement may be decades away when you're in your 20s and 30s, it's a vital milestone to start planning for. The earlier you start thinking about it and preparing for it, the less likely you are to get caught up in the catch-up game as retirement approaches. My husband and I are both 28-years-old … Continue reading Preparing for Retirement in Your 20s and 30s

Loving Your Budget for Dummies: Part 1

I'd like to start this off by saying something very important – I am not a budget expert (hence the Dumb and Dumber reference in my first post). I’m just your average, everyday working mom who is trying to fit all of the puzzle pieces of life together – including a family budget. Budget. Eh, it’s … Continue reading Loving Your Budget for Dummies: Part 1