Finance

Finding the joys of a no spend weekend

We’ve all been there.  The week (or even month) gets ahead of us.  It seems like your oozing money from all directions. That’s me this week.  I can’t seem to catch a break.  I’ve noticed these things all happen at once too. We just came back from a weekend away to a medical emergency.  Don’t […] Read more…

How to live on one income and thrive

I think back often to the day we found out we were pregnant with our first.  After a trying year of miscarriages, it looked like we were finally going to have a baby. The excitement of being new parents was just settling in.  And, then, it hit me. I wanted to stay home with our […] Read more…

Top secrets to saving money on clothes for kids

Secrets on how to save money on clothes for kids

So, I have a bit of a secret to share.  My family has been spending the last six months living off of the clothes we already had.  I know crazy.  Of course, after I started this challenge, I stumbled upon the Thankful Thread Challenge by Raising Simple.   It’s an online challenge where you clean […] Read more…

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The Month I Gave Up Discretionary Spending

I have been reading a lot about extreme savers recently.  You know those people that can save 60% or more of their income and give up all discretionary spending usually in an attempt to join the FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) club.  Although joining the FIRE club is not currently a goal of mine, I find its […] Read more…

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