Stop Wasting Money

5 Ideas for Valentine's Day that Still Respect Your Budget in the Morning!

I'll pass on the pricey red roses. Please don't spend a fortune on teddy bears, chocolate and diamonds, either. Not to say I don't love those things or wouldn't appreciate them, but in the weeks leading up to Valentine's Day the prices on them just seems to skyrocket. ...more

8 ways to cut a bare bones budget

 We’ve had a bare bones budget for a while now.No cable.No eating out.No shopping for fun.We have the slowest Internet connection. (Internet is a need for both of our businesses.)...more

A Goal Reminder

A few simple words with a powerful message. For me this quote is a reminder to follow through with my financial goals for 2015. Last year I discovered the value of a monthly budget, which allowed me to save and splurge on my loved ones over the holidays. There really is no bigger rush than planning for something and then having the ability to go out at get it. Feeling very thankful and inspired to move ahead with my 2015 financial goals.Click the link below to read the full post....more

The Ridiculous Price of Food: Costco or Disneyland?

Last Monday I went to Costco and bought just enough to get us by for a while.Milk, bread, eggs, cheese, veg, meat, etc.  A couple other things, I’m sure.  Canned tomatoes, toilet paper and a pineapple from what I remember off the top of my head.It came out to $300, which was more than I was expecting…but that is about what we spend for a  shopping trip.It’s just that it used to be $300 for a big trip, when we stock up on everything; and now it is $300 for a “cover the bases” trip....more

The Cheapest Way to Organize a Stylish Pantry

Our pantry is finally in order—and I have to say, I love how cheap it was almost as much as I love the final look. Whatever you do, do not spend $500 on food storage containers … because I found three much cheaper (and very stylish) options. ...more
Great work here! Creative, stylish, and clean.more

10 ways to save money on groceries

I don’t know if you’ve noticed lately, but groceries prices keep inching up and up. ...more

Suze Orman's budget advice for entrepreneurs

OMG. To say that I was excited to get an email from Huffington Post Live asking me if I wanted to go on-air with Suze Orman is a HUGE understatement....more
TheBudgetBrainiac thank you so much for reading!! Which tip stood out the most to you?more

Practical Gifts on a Budget (that are still FUN!)

No surprise to me, when I brought up Christmas this year, my husband said, "Let's get the kids practical gifts". We're both practical people and for him especially, the clutter of tiny trinkets in our teeny-tiny house is well, terrible!...more