Personal finance has always been a big interest of mine, and if I were ever to go back to school and get a degree in something totally unrelated to my … Continue readingMy Personal History with Money
This last weekend, my husband and I did more yardwork in one 48-hour period than we’ve probably ever done before in our adult lives. Between building raised garden beds, picking … Continue readingSaving Vs. Splurging on Backyard Projects
One of my goals this pregnancy has been to take at least a weekly photo of myself, something I avoided as much as possible when I was pregnant with my … Continue readingI’m All About Simple Living, But I Still Need 3 Wardrobes
About a year and some-odd months ago, I wrote a post about our (ahem, mostly my) spending habits when it came to certain discretionary spending categories (such as clothing, books, … Continue readingMy New Rules for Book Buying (+ What I’ve Bought Since Instigating Them)
Meal plans and I have somewhat of a hot/cold relationship—when I’m in the depths of planning meals regularly, I’m REALLY devoted to the practice (and eager to share all the … Continue readingHow I Meal Plan (+ A Month’s Worth of Meal Plans)
I’ve always prided myself on being a frugal person; I’ve been the “crazy coupon lady,” I’ve done the “no-spend” month thing, and after several people asked, I did a whole … Continue readingGrocery Store Face-Off: Which Grocery Store Will Save YOU the Most Money?
With only one income and a new mortgage payment to worry about, our budget lately has been tighter than ever, which has forced me to dig even deeper to save … Continue reading7 Ways I’ve Been Saving Money Lately
I always thought that our spending habits when it came to groceries were pretty normal (maybe because for the first six years of our marriage, we lived in … Continue readingFinancial Friday: 10 Tips for Spending Less on Groceries