How I Feed My Family of 6 on $300 a Month

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. ...more
RebeccaBryant It can be hard, but honestly I love budgeting and getting so much for so little! ...more

If You Feel Envious, Remember This First

Envy is an ugly word. No one ever wants to admit they feel it. But sometimes it is irresistible, even if we don't talk about it to others....more

10 Budget-Friendly Ideas to Fill Your Gallery Wall

Gallery walls are everywhere. This is no surprise since they are an easy way to fill up a blank wall and you can find inexpensive frames at your local home or grocery store. ...more
abrown9929 I'm so glad you enjoyed them! Sometimes they can be so hard to fill:)more

#texasstrong Fundraiser for Hays County Flood Relief

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

The homeowner hustle

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 think that buying a house is a big step, and while your tips are good they won't work for ...more

Win $20K in Funding Your Brilliant Idea from Clinique & TED

Have the next smart idea? You could win big from Clinique and TED. -PJ Gach...more

Who Has Time for Coupons?

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
I am with you!  I started watching Extreme Couponing on TLC and I was super motivated to start ...more

Freebie Thursday!

New Freebies for 5/28/2015 ...more

Looking for reviews? Here are some tips

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

Amazon Fire TV: What's Right For You?

Should you invest in Amazon Fire TV? If that's the question you've been asking, this article seeks to provide the answer....more

11 Ways Men and Women See Money Differently

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
I think your list is spot on. I wish I had been taught better habits about money. My husband ...more

Reset Your Finances

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

5 Easy Ways to be Frugal

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