Saving Money: Why Do We Love it So Much?

Almost everyone loves to save money.What makes it so satisfying?I think bargain-hunting is such a boost because:1) It’s a challenge....more

7 Beauty Products That Are a Waste of Money

If you’re anything like me, you can easily get lost in the web that is the endless supply of beauty tutorials and hauls on YouTube. I’ve used these gurus’ recommendations to make sure I don’t waste money on beauty products that are just garbage, but they’ve also enticed me to spend money on stuff I just don’t really need....more

When money matters

Like most parents, I try to do activities with my son that do not cost lots of money. I'll get him to go on a bike ride with me instead of taking him to the bouncy house. He'll play guitar with his Daddy at home, rather than go to a music instructor. We play a lot of board games....more

We Wish Our Parents Taught Us To Be Rich

My husband "Sven" and I spent out in our twenties (well, my 20′s – Sven is four years older)....more

The Big Secret to Saving Money at The Grocery Store - Is Not The Couponing!

The Big secret to saving money on groceries is not the couponing your way through the grocery store. Seriously, did I just say that?  Yes, I know it is hard to believe, but it is true....more

Is Aldi really cheaper than Walmart?

I love Aldi....more

The Honest Truth About Cloth Diapers

We switched to cloth diapers about 5 months ago. My oldest was 14 months and my youngest was in the womb. For the 14 months prior, we used disposable diapers. So, it has been quite a change! From wrapping up poop and trashing the stinky diaper, to scraping poop and keeping the stinky diaper....more

5 Money Smart Reasons Why Our Family Says NO to Credit Cards

When Sam and I first got married, we received one of those "Pre-Approved" credit card offers. In big, bold print it said how our credit scores combines were just amazing, and we could get a high line of credit, and it had a free membership, no fees, blah blah blah offer. I hate even saying this, but we fell for it and applied for our first credit card together. ...more

Christmas Cards on a Budget