Summer Family Fun Linky Party feature

Summer Family Fun Party 07.22.15

I am joining 29 other bloggers for this summer’s Family Fun party. Every Tuesday night this summer, a new linky will open for bloggers to share their amazing crafts, recipes, and other summer family fun ideas. If you’re not a blogger, leave your favorite ideas in the comments. Parents all over are looking for fun ideas to make this summer … [Read More...]

5 Easy Budget Categories to Reduce feature

5 Easy Budget Categories to Reduce

Need to cut your spending? We did too and these categories were the easiest to cut without feeling too much pain. The 5 Easiest Budget Categories to Reduce 1. Groceries If you are trying to reduce your expenses, groceries should be the first thing you attack. They are by far the easiest & quickest category to reduce in a household … [Read More...]

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Summer Fun Party 07.15.15

I am joining 29 other bloggers for this summer’s Family Fun party. Every Tuesday night this summer, a new linky will open for bloggers to share their amazing crafts, recipes, and other summer family fun ideas. If you’re not a blogger, leave your favorite ideas in the comments. Parents all over are looking for fun ideas to make this summer … [Read More...]

15 Smart Tips to Save Money when Eating Out feature

15 Smart Tips to Save Money When Eating Out

Who doesn't love to dine out? The thought of someone else preparing my meal, serving it, clearing the table AND doing the dishes is quite dreamy. At one time, we ate out every Friday night and again on Saturday and Sunday for lunch. In fact, there were many weekends that I didn't cook, because we ate out for every meal. Those days are long … [Read More...]

10 Smart Ways to Become Debt Free feature

10 Smart Ways to Become Debt Free

It's no secret, I am fascinated, encouraged, and border-line obsessed with debt freedom. The idea of becoming debt free makes me downright giddy. So I love to hear the success stories of others who have found debt freedom. But selfishly, I wanted to know their secret. How did they make it happen? What did they specifically do to become debt … [Read More...]

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Summer Family Fun Party 07.08.15

Welcome to this week's Summer Family Fun Party! I am joining 29 other bloggers for this summer’s Family Fun party. Every Tuesday night this summer, a new linky will open for bloggers to share their amazing crafts, recipes, and other summer family fun ideas. If you’re not a blogger, leave your favorite ideas in the comments. Parents all over are … [Read More...]

Acadia & her husband paid off $97,000 in student loan debt

Find out How Acadia & Her Husband Paid off $97,000 in Student Loans

Today's Debt Free Story is from Acadia. She writes about simple living, parenting and her family's foster story at Fostering Simplicity. 1. Tell us about you and your family. Where are you from? What do you and your spouse do for a living? What are your hobbies? Include anything that you'd like to add to give the reader an idea about your … [Read More...]

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Summer Family Fun Party 07.01.15

Welcome to this week's Summer Family Fun Party! I am joining 29 other bloggers for this summer’s Family Fun party. Every Tuesday night this summer, a new linky will open for bloggers to share their amazing crafts, recipes, and other summer family fun ideas. If you’re not a blogger, leave your favorite ideas in the comments. Parents all over are … [Read More...]

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My Life Plan

When you're in the trenches, it can be very hard to think beyond the present. A few years ago, we were struggling financially and I felt like our situation was hopeless. At the time, I wasn't sure how we were going to pay our monthly bills, so future plans like funding our retirement, our daughters' college education, or a lavish vacation were not … [Read More...]

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Summer Family Fun Party 06.24.15

How's your summer going? We've been spending a lot of free time at the local pool, because it is so bloody hot. And we're looking forward to an upcoming camping trip and some pool parties. I hope you're staying cool and having fun so far this summer too! I am joining 29 other bloggers for this summer's Family Fun party. Every Tuesday night this … [Read More...]

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What We ate this Week on our Budget 06.18.15

Every Friday, I share what we ate for the week on our budget. Currently our monthly budget is $500 for my family of 4. I tried something new this week. I ordered our groceries online through Peapod and had them delivered to my door. It was AWESOME. Last week, I took advantage of a $20 off coupon for first time users and chose the pick up … [Read More...]

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Summer Family Fun Party 06.16.15

Hello, summer, we've been waiting all year for ya! I am joining 29 other bloggers for this summer's Family Fun party. Every Tuesday night this summer, a new linky will open for bloggers to share their amazing crafts, recipes, and other summer family fun ideas. If you're not a blogger, leave your favorite ideas in the comments. Parents all over … [Read More...]

Lydia's Debt Free story feature

Find out how Lydia & her Husband Paid off $36,000 in Debt in 2 Years

Today's Debt Free Story is from Lydia. She blogs about living a limitless life on a limited budget at Frugal Debt Free Life. 1. Tell us about you and your family. Where are you from? What do you and your spouse do for a living? What are your hobbies? Include anything that you'd like to add to give the reader an idea about your personality. I am … [Read More...]

06.12.15

What We Ate this Week on our Budget 06.12.15

Every Friday, I share what we ate for the week on our budget. Currently our monthly budget is $500 for my family of 4. I tend to get a little lazy in the summer time. I throw some kind of meat on the grill and serve it with fresh fruit or a quick veggie, and call it a day. This Week's Dinners: Saturday: Grilled chicken over spinach … [Read More...]

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Our Trip to the Corning Museum of Glass

Recently we traveled with our daughters' Girl Scout troop to the Corning Museum of Glass located in the heart of the Finger Lakes region in New York. Have you heard of the term, "like a bull in a china shop?" That was my first thought about taking my daughters, ages 9 & 7, to a glass museum. But this museum is very family-friendly and our … [Read More...]

06.05.15

What We Ate this Week on a Budget | 06.05.15

Every Friday, I share what we ate for the week on our budget. Currently our monthly budget is $500 for my family of 4. I do most of my shopping at Giant Foods and they just started offering the grocery delivery or pick up. You place your order online and then schedule the delivery or pick up times. There is a fee, but many of my friends have been … [Read More...]

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A Goal Without a Plan is Just a Wish

My husband and I are self-employed and own a chiropractic office where he is the chiropractor and I am the business manager. To many, working with a spouse would be too difficult, but our individual strengths and weaknesses complement each other and the arrangement has worked well. However a few years ago, we found ourselves with too much debt and … [Read More...]