Blueprint for Financial Freedom

Shifting my mindset from spender to saverI am in the final stretch of a paying off my last USC college student loan and feel a giant weight lifting off my shoulders. The celebration is going to be the first of many for me in the coming months as I’m committed to paying down my credit card debt. I know I’m not alone in this journey to financial freedom so I hope together we can share what works for our wallet and our lifestyle....more

$500 Kitchen and Living Area Makeover

 I’d owned my home for 5 years and had yet to have a house warming or even invite over people just for the purpose of socializing…why you may ask?...more

5 Things You Should Know Before You Start a Budget

We’re halfway through January, which means the resolutions we all made are either starting to sink into our routines, or we’ve almost completely forgotten them. But if you made a resolution to start and stick to a budget in 2015, I’m reminding you right here, right now, ya hear?...more

7 Reason Why You Are Still Broke

It seems like these days the more money you make the more you spend. You go to work every day, make a respectable salary to pay your bills and still have some left over too. So why don’t you have more money in the bank?  The truth is that financial freedom does not come easy. You cannot rely on the same financial practices and expect a different outcome. If you take a good look at your spending habits, it may become clear what is holding you back. See if one of these 7 reasons are contributing to why you are still broke....more

How Not to Set up A Pension

I have learnt a hard lesson through some recent struggles with some BAD financial advice i took. There are many unscrupulous Financial Advisers around, i have always not wanted to take what they say at face value  and do my own research. However, this time due to number of reasons, I did not..and am now paying the price. ...more

10 ways to Let Yourself Go to save money

Are you serious about saving money?I mean, are you really, really serious about putting back as much as you can for you and/or your family?...more

Favorite deals of the week!

3 of my favorite deals last week were free or very close to it!  My favorite kind!  I hope you all got the wipes and diaper deal from Amazon!  Thru August 17th, if you opened a free 30 day trial account at Amazon Mom, you got 50% off, plus a $2 online coupon, use their Subscribe & Save feature and with their free Prime got the deal below, which I grabbed!  My kids are long out of diapers, but wipes are still in high demand.  Hands, car, backpacks, name it and we use wipes on it!...more

5 Money Saving Tips to Get the Shoes You Want!

I'm not going to lie; I love the finer things in life. When it comes to a night on the town or purchasing those adorable heels I saw at the store, I'm all over it. That is, until reality sets in. Being a post grad 30-something means that I have these awesome little things that come monthly called bills. Since I'm not one to sacrifice on fashion, especially shoes, I realized that I needed to cut back in several areas in my life to be able to buy the shoes I love and still have a place to live. So, here are my money saving tips that will help you get the shoes you love!...more