There is no way my blog would be where it is today if I hadn’t spent time and money investing in my blogging education when I first started out. In fact, I KNOW I would be nowhere as a blogger without a few of these resources under my belt. But there are so many resources out there, all ... Read More about 10 Best Resources Every Blogger Needs
Summer break is right around the corner, and I can’t wait to spend some time in the beautiful weather with my sweet family! Flip flops. Maxi skirts. Sunshine for days. While we would love to spend our break on multiple beach vacations – or even doing things in town like going to amusement ... Read More about 10 Summer Fun Ideas that Won’t Break the Bank
Over the past few months, I’ve done a lot of reading and research on how to start investing. And I’ve pretty much learned one major thing. Investing is not for the faint of heart. Different accounts, different rates, different fees, different tax advantages. The amount of information out there ... Read More about Investing for Beginners: 28 Terms Every Investor Should Know
Saving money on cooling costs is no joke. Especially during the hottest days of summer! Do you hear me, month of July? You’re killin’ me, Smalls. You’re killin’ me! I don’t know about you but I literally cringe when I open my power bill in the summer months. Two years ago, my family moved ... Read More about Number One Tip to Save on Cooling Costs this Summer
Over the past few years, many friends have asked me how we’ve been able to stick to our budget so well. Or they wonder what “system” worked best for us while we were working to pay down our debt. The number one tip I say EVERY time? We use a cash budget. It is usually at that point I ... Read More about The Quickest Way to Pay Off Debt
What is an Emergency Fund? An emergency fund is a set amount of money that is put into a savings account. It should only be accessed in a true emergency. I think it’s important for us to realize what an emergency is NOT. An emergency fund is not to be used for expected expenses. ... Read More about Emergency Fund: How Much is Enough for You?
I’ve never met a person who DIDN’T wish they had more in savings. I think we could all agree, a little more cushion would be a great thing to work towards! The problem is, between cars breaking down and kids needing braces and homes that need to be maintained, it is hard to find extra money at ... Read More about 4 Ways to Put Savings on Autopilot
Sticking to a budget isn't always easy. If you've struggled with staying on budget as well, I've found five tips to stick to your budget without overspending. Which is easier some days than others. Some months, we stay super encouraged and are excited about the progress we are making on our ... Read More about 5 Tips to Stick to Your Budget