You are saving, investing, and out of debt now. You don’t really want to track every dollar. But you don’t want things to go sideways either, while you aren’t paying attention. Enter Easy Budget. Here is how it works. (Graph from my very first personal finance presentation in 2009!) Divide your spending into three categories. […]
We vowed not to buy any food this month. But ended up spending $283 for food- basically a spending freeze for a family of 7. Our cupboards, pantry and freezers were overflowing from stocking up in preparation for 5’s arrival. Then our amazing community flooded us with hot tasty meals! End result: we had way […]
“Is she dead, or do I have to bring a gun to finish her off?” I asked.
“No, she is definitely dead.”
A doe (a deer, a female deer), had run full speed into a fence when spooked by a property owner and snapped its neck, dying instantly.
In January we welcomed surprise #5 to the world. After 90 months of infertility we found out that we were expecting! I think God gives us 9 months notice for a reason, because it took a few weeks to wrap my head around becoming a family of 7. Thus the idea of our taking a […]
It goes by many names: Sabbatical, Gap year, mini retirement, career break. We announced ours as a yearlong sabbatical at the end of 2015, and now 5 months in are loving it so far. Whether you have 3 months or 24, here are 11 suggestions on how to make this time awesome!
It’s a lie of course. But I am desperate. I’m not above lying to a 3 year old. If you have potty trained a child who just doesn’t care, you will understand. This girl knew how to use the potty a YEAR ago, and now prefers to just pee while she plays. I’m developing a nervous twitch. I will say almost anything at this point…here is where I came up with this lie.
How do you beat the one force that will keep you broke forever? First you need to know your enemy. It’s called the Walden theory.
Work towards big goals and the world conspires to help you. I really believe that. Especially in your desire to get out of debt, build up an emergency fund, or build wealth. When you are working your ass off toward these goals, other Frugalers will respect your Frugaling. (Yes, it’s a verb, noun, adjective, and […]
The idea of a Real Budget seems straightforward enough, some might even say, “sexy.” (J. Money) So why do so many quit out of frustration? Here are the 8 steps to set yourself up for failure.