I Ditched My Car Payment and Here’s Why

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Are you wasting $300-500 every month? What if… Instead of wasting $300 a month, you could save it or spend it on things you ACTUALLY care about? A family vacation Paying off debt Home improvement projects Creating an emergency fund So what is causing you to waste $300-500 a month? Your car payment. The average […]

3 Benefits of Combining Finances After Marriage

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Congratulations! You’re getting married soon! (Or at least I’m guessing so since you’re reading this) Or maybe you’re here to do a little research to figure out the best way to handle your finances after you get married someday. Whatever reason brought you here, I’m going to share 3 AMAZING benefits of combining finances after […]

How to Do a Budget Review for Your Family Budget

I love January.  As a teacher, it’s a great halfway point of the year and means I’m that much closer to summer. Because, you know, summers are awesome. But January is also time to turn the page on the last year. All of my goals, both the ones I met and the ones I fell […]

13 Easy Ways to Save Money Every Month

I want to share with you 13 easy ways to save money every single month. In fact, these money saving tips helped us save money so we could pay off $100,000 of debt in 5 years. That’s $20,000 a year we spent paying off our debt. We couldn’t do that if these tips didn’t work. […]

How to Use the Cash Envelope System to Save Money

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[Updated 9/10/2020] I’ve avoided writing about the cash envelope system for a while. I’m honestly not even sure why. Maybe it’s because so much has already been said about it. The truth is though, using Dave Ramsey’s cash envelope system transformed our lives and helped us stick to a budget for the very first time. […]