It’s can be hard to live on one income for any family size, but it’s especially hard for a family of six like mine. There are a lot of things we have to sacrifice to make it work. Nothing major though, and we’re happy without those things like cable TV and week-long vacations at the beach every year. We make do.
Update as of 5-31-15 at 11 pm: We raised over $10,000 in just the first 24 hours of this fundraiser and have now raised over $23,000 (and counting) in less than 36 hours for Texas Hill Country flood victims! What a beautiful tribute to my momma. Thank you, Texas!!!!I launched a t-shirt campaign on Teespring with 100% of profits supporting Hays County flood relief this weekend....more
So about three years ago, Jon(my husband) and I decided to take the next responsible step in life and buy a house! Yay! Go us!!! I never realized all the excitement and happiness that came along with just looking at houses to potentially buy! When we finally found our perfect house that is when I got the huge reality check. I have to put out how much for a down payment and closing costs???? Let's rewind for a second here. When Jon and I made the decision to buy a house I knew this was a huge well let's face it probably the biggest purchase of our lives!!...more
I love coupon shows.I love the organization of it all. I love seeing these women put their hoards of boxed cereal and tins of vegetables on display. I love watching the cash register number count down and down and down, until you are literally witnessing a woman buying $600 worth of food for $1.32. But, I just can't seem to get it together enough to do it. Is it me or does it seem like a full-time job?...more
So, you have a new book or product and you want to promote it fast.Here are some hints for finding reviewers who are willing to review your item for you.I am going to start with some basic etiquette rules to follow for finding and keeping those reviewers. 1) No generic email subjects!Do not write "hi" or "how's it going" or any other generic nonsense in the subject line!People are busy and when they check email, they glance first at the sender, then at the subject line. Generic subject lines often end up in the trash unread....more
Growing up, were you told that men know more about money than women? According to one financial guru, men and women see money totally differently because of how they were raised. These opposing perspectives are the root o many money fights in relationships.
For instance, she says, women are more likely to see money in terms of relationships, and men use money to keep score. Women are less likely to advocate for themselves if they're in financial difficulties. ...more
In life the only way to move forward, is to accept the past and learn from it. As much as I would love to go back to stop my much younger self from wearing leopard print pants with matching suspenders, I cannot. Just as I cannot go back and stop myself from buying more house than I needed or could comfortably afford....more
When you think about being frugal, you probably think of planting your own garden or spending hours every day clipping coupons and comparing store ads. But that's not how being frugal looks for everyone. That's certainly not how it looks to me. I'd love to have a garden and clip coupons but my current residence doesn't have the space for a garden and I don't have near enough time in a day or even a week to clip coupons (I tried it). ...more