6 Ways to Build Your Savings

When you graduate college and land your first job, you’re often living paycheck-to-paycheck. It can be hard to build up some savings when you’re living like this, but it is important to try. Financial disasters can and do happen, so it’s important to be prepared. Here are some tips on building up your savings....more

How Much Will Your Wedding REALLY Cost?

The weeks and months after getting engaged can be overwhelming for many brides. Planning a wedding is a totally new experience and so many of us don’t know where to start. I was the same way! Last week on the blog I shared 8 things to do after getting engaged. This week, I’m going to delve a little deeper into one of them: the wedding budget....more

The case for more home economics classes

Like many people, once I established my own home away from my parents and started my own job, I started to think about how my education had failed me. Yes, I had many years of dedicated schooling around math and science and communications, but some basics alluded me. I knew how to cook, for example, (thanks, Mom!), but I didn't know how to use a drill (I should have taken shop class). I could balance my checkbook, but didn't have the first clue of how to do my own taxes (clearly this was before we had online banking)....more

How we save money on each bill

I love seeing how other people save money and I love seeing other peoples’ budgets.It’s the only time I like math *shudder.*...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

Great 2*hotel in Paris

Our Hotel...more
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My Disney Cruise Vacation Budget and Expenses

Excursions, souvenirs, food, and tips can quickly add up when you're on a Disney Vacation. But if you plan and budget carefully it doesn't have to break the bank.See how I budgeted our money for our recent Disney Cruise Vacation....more
stephliebold I agree, I was surprised that it would cost that much.  Good thing I planned it out ...more

Tips and tricks to eating cheap in Europe

Eating out every day is boring. But really, it’s also just super costly. If you’re traveling on a budget, it can break it completely. I’ve hit the European road on all different kinds of food budgets from $5 a week to $60 a day. Overtime many tactics failed me, but these one kept me under budget:...more

10 Ways To Save Money In A Plant Based Kitchen

When talking to people about cleaning up their diet and going plant based, I often hear that it’s difficult to afford a healthier lifestyle. I won’t argue with you there. Real food and organic produce is pricier than processed food made in a lab or a factory. And you will certainly see a jump in the grand total on your grocery bill. Also when you are just starting to explore healthy, clean eating and cooking it might require some initial investment to get you started. But once you get pass the first stage and get the hang of it, I can promise you that  it will become more manageable. ...more