Debt Repayment: Ashley’s 6-Month Reflections

It’s been 6 months since I started the concerted effort to pay down debt ASAP (truth be told, we had already been paying down debt prior to this, but at a much more relaxed pace). In some regards it feels like it has been much longer than 6 months, but in others it feels as though this journey has only just begun! I’m hugely proud of the progress I’ve made ....more

Debt Update – September, 2014 – Hope

Well, it’s been a while since I did a debt update....more

It’s So Quiet

The music has stopped. And I’m so sad about that....more

Moving Update – One Week Away

Exactly one week from today we will be moving into our new space…cutting down from 1800 sq ft to 900 sq ft....more

Barter Win – Homeschool Tuition

Sorry, I was MIA last week....more

Money Saving Tricks, Part 5

It’s been awhile since I added a trick to my money saving series (see previous money saving posts here: Part...more

Necessary Expenses

Our month of lower income has unfortunately coincided with lots of extra necessary expenses. Sigh. First, I had to pay for my annual life insurance premium ....more

Reader Poll: Hourly Pay versus Flat Rate Pay

Hi guys! I’ve had a crazy past couple of days! Someone front-ended me yesterday (as in, I was stopped behind them in a parking lot waiting to exit and they decided to reverse right into my front-end) ....more

How To Make Your Own Pumpkin Spiced Coffee For Cheap!!!

Does anyone follow Food Babe? She recently posted an expose about Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte. Now, as much as I love and appreciate Food Babe’s crusade to make big companies accountable and to use higher quality ingredients, I don’t 100% subscribe to everything ....more

Making Do: Hair Color

So I’ve decided to really try to stick to bare-minimums of all non-essential purchases for the rest of this year and see how much traction we can gain on our debt situation (after a full year of blogging – March 2015 – I’ll probably slow down on debt-repayment a bit. See more in my post about life balance). Last time I shared a “making do” story it was about my desk chair....more