Why the Debt Snowball Method Works

Got debt? I know, it’s not as fun or catchy as “Got milk”. But if you’re here, chances are you have debt, and probably a lot of it. I freaking hate debt. It’s stupid. It’s suffocating, and stops so many people from reaching their dreams. In 2013, my wife and I found ourselves buried under […]

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. […]

How to Save Money on Student Loan Interest

Today’s post was written by Nate Matherson, a ’16 college grad working to repay student loan debt, save for retirement, and co-creator of personal finance blog LendEDU. Nate launched LendEDU in ’14 as a site focused on helping students better manage student loan debt. Enjoy! ~ Jamie One benefit of student loans is that payments […]

Find the Best Side Hustle and Make More Money

I'm always looking for ways to make more money. This article crushes it and gives a great strategy to find the best side hustle. I didn't realize how to use my skills and resources to start a side hustle and start making more money. My family and budget are so much better off after reading this article. Thank you!

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate or sponsored links. I would earn a little money with no extra cost to you. The opinions expressed are my own. Read my disclaimer to learn more. [Updated: April 2019] Do you wish you made more money? Me too. If you had to make an extra $500 by the […]

No Car Payment? 10 Better Ways You Can Spend Your Money

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. I get a small commission at no cost to you. Read my full disclaimer for more details. Updated: [April 2019] What’s your monthly car payment? Do you wish it was lower? What if you had no car payment? What would you spend the money on instead? According to […]

How to Get Your Finances on Track

Do you want to get your finances on track? The best time to start is right now. I struggled to find a budget for so long! But this article gives me so much hope that I can do it, and with a couple easy downloads I have the tools I need to really live on a budget and become debt free. I'm ready to start my budget and debt snowball spreadsheet today!

Every January, my church does a series of sermons focused on money. And every year I’m reminded that there are a ton of biblical money principles that can help get your finances on track. The Bible talks about money a lot and my pastors believe it’s important to talk about money openly, honestly, and really […]

How to Get Out of Debt and Save Money

How to get out of debt and save money. Can you get out of debt and save money at the same time? It's a resounding YES! I know it's important to get out of debt, but I want to have something to show for it when I'm debt free. I'm ready to save money and be debt free.

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. I would earn a little money with no extra cost to you. The opinions expressed are my own. Read my disclaimer to learn more. I’m here to tell you that you can have your cake and eat it too. I know, it’s not supposed to be true, but […]

17 Cheap Date Ideas to Help You Save Money

14 Cheap Date Ideas to save money and pay off debt. I love being creative and saving money. These cheap date ideas are perfect for our budget and spending quality time together.

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. I would earn a little money with no extra cost to you. The opinions expressed are my own. Read my disclaimer to learn more. So…what do you want to do for date night? Does this conversation sound familiar? It does in my house. It’s so easy to get […]