Save $1000 in 100 Days Challenge

How We Saved $1000 in 100 Days

A few months ago, I was pretty frustrated with our financial situation. Despite my husband having received quarterly raises this year and me getting more jobs through my photography business than I ever have before, it seemed we were never gaining any real traction on our goals. Back in January, as part of my 101 …

How to Save Money on Medical Bills

Money Saver #2: Ask for the Discount (esp. on Medical Bills!)

In case you’re just tuning in, my household is currently in the middle of trying to save $1000 in 100 days, a challenge I created to stretch my frugal muscles and finally make some headway on our larger goal of trying to save $10,000 in our emergency fund. The $1000 in 100 goal was going …

Grocery Store Face-Off: Which Grocery Store Will Save YOU the Most Money?

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 post on how we manage to keep our grocery bill so low (usually between $250-300/month, which includes ALL household goods such as toilet paper and …

Financial Friday: Where Our Money Goes Each Month

These pictures have nothing to do with the topic at hand, but they’re cute, so they had to go somewhere, right? I’ve always found it particularly fascinating to study other people’s finances—not because I necessarily want to compare or to see how we’re “measuring up” to other people, but just because I think it’s so …

How to Make Money from Buying Up Storage Sheds

Hello, readers! Since Matt and I started buying storage sheds up for auction last October, I’ve gotten a LOT of comments that hinted (or outright asked) for me to detail more of the process. So today, I’m going to deliver just that! First, for some background, storage sheds go up for auction when the person …