Side Hustle

Our Top Side Hustles That Helped Us Get Debt Free

Side Hustle

I had no idea that what I’d been doing for years was called a “side hustle.” This is simply earning extra income in addition to your full-time job. We used our side hustle money to get debt free. Read about how we paid off over $50,000 in our monthly Debt Free Payoff Update!  While developing […]

Side Hustles

50+ Side Hustles To Help You Get Debt Free

Side Hustles

Side hustles are a great way to earn extra money in addition to your full-time job.  We recently wrote about  Our Top Side Hustles That Helped Us Get Debt Free. While not everyone will have the same interests as our family, we have created a list of top side hustles that may include your interests. […]

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Debt Payoff Update for July 2015

Debt Free Journey 750

  In our Debt Free Update for June post we shared that summer is the hardest time to add back into our savings because my husband takes off work and we travel. So far this has proved to be true again this summer, but we have enjoyed spending our summer together as a family. It really rejuvenates us […]

How to Become a Minimalist

How To Become a Minimalist: Purging

How to Become a Minimalist

A few weeks ago we started our blog post series with How to Become a Minimalist where we included our key steps to living with less.  However, we want to take time to focus on each step in depth, to help you overcome obstacles that may slow you down in the process.  The first step […]

How to Become a Minimalist

How to Become a Minimalist

How to Become a Minimalist

I’m not sure what happened after my son was born last summer. Maybe it was post-partum depression, or maybe just the reminder that life is so precious, but either way I decided I didn’t care about things as much as I did before. Some material things have a high value to me….forks, spoons, soap, toothpaste, […]

How to Budget for Vacation

How to Budget For Vacation

How to Budget for Vacation

When you know how to budget for vacations, you are able to provide your family with a much-needed break without hurting your plans to pay off debt or stay out of debt.  Everyone needs a break from the daily grind, and a fun vacation is just the way to do that.  Whether your vacation is […]

Price Book

How Keeping a Price Book Can Save You Money

Price Book

When looking for a good deal, many times shoppers think they’re getting a GREAT price on something, when in reality, they might actually be paying MORE! We want to help you make sure that you’re getting the BEST possible price on things you’re buying! A Price Book is one way to actually keep track of […]

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Debt Payoff Update for June 2015

Debt Free Journey 750

In our Debt Free Update for May we told you we had been debt free (other than our mortgage) for two months. We were switching to a saving focus, and we continued to build our businesses. You know how the best laid plans go…. We haven’t been able to save much because my husband stopped working […]

Change Jar

Ways to Use The Money in Your Change Jar

Change Jar

Believe it or not, you can save a LOT of money by keeping a change jar! If you haven’t already started, use an old spaghetti jar and start stashing away any loose change! If you DO keep a change jar, and it’s relatively full, start rolling your coins and consider making an extra debt payment! […]

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Debt Payoff Update for May 2015

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In our last Debt Payoff Update for April we told you about how we were completely debt free other than our mortgage, and how my mom was completely 100% debt free! March was a pretty amazing month! So, it was a little bit of a shock this month that now we have the daunting task of building our […]

How I Lowered My Grocery Bill

How I Lowered My Grocery Bill By 76%

How I Lowered My Grocery Bill

The question on everyones mind is, “Can you really save money on groceries?”. Here is How I Lowered My Grocery Bill By 76% easily! Not only can you quickly and easily lower your bill by half or more, you can increase that savings every day by following our steps and tricks on a regular basis. […]

Debt Free Journey

Debt Payoff Update for April 2015

Debt Free Journey

In our last Debt Payoff Update for March we told you about how a family member paid off my husband’s student loan, and that left us completely debt free other than our house! However, I’ve never really shared this before, but my mom is a single (has been since I was very little) and she […]

Yard Sale

How to Have the Best Yard Sale Ever!

Yard Sale

It’s true, I LOVE yard sales!!! I wouldn’t call myself a yard sale addict, but I have the urge to stop at almost every yard sale I see along the road! I think it’s the fear that I’m missing out on some GREAT find if I don’t. I love the show American Pickers, only I love to find things other than anitques – […]

How to Save Money Organic Foods

How to Save Money on Organic Foods

How to Save Money Organic Foods

When you are working hard to eat healthy, it can be costly to afford organic foods.  Here are 5 Tips For Saving On Organic Foods for your family.  Not only can you feel good about what you are putting on the table, you can do so without breaking the bank in the process. 5 Tips […]

LifeLock Ultimate

Protecting Your Identity With LifeLock #BreachProtection #spon

LifeLock Ultimate

While the blogger was compensated for this post, her opinions are entirely her own. We’ve been blogging for months about how hard we have worked to become debt free, and part of the process of protecting our credit is ensuring that we have protected our identity. My bloggy pal Joey had her identity stolen several […]

Debt Free

Debt Payoff Update for March 2015

Debt Free

Yep, We told you in our February Debt Payoff Update that we had paid off our Home Equity Line of Credit, and that we only had my husband’s student loan left. The HELOC was left over debt from our in vitro cycle. We also said we weren’t sure if we were going to pay it off […]

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Debt Payoff Update for February 2015

Debt payoff

  I know the picture is blurry, but the most important part is in yellow. Yep, that’s the $0.00 balance on our Home Equity Line of Credit! This was all the remaining debt from our in vitro cycle. I’m so excited I want to jump up and down!  I’ve been telling you since the fall […]

52 Week Money Challenge

52 Week Money Challenge FREE Printable

52 Week Money Challenge

Have you heard about the 52 week money challenge yet? I recently heard about this from several bloggers, and our family is going to try the challenge! I will update our blog readers from time to time on how we do on this challenge! This would really help with a new little one on the […]

Drastic Debt Reduction

10 Drastic Ways to Reduce Your Debt

Drastic Debt Reduction

Many of our readers know that we eliminated $20,500+ in debt in one day, and knew that we were keeping our 11 year old van! However, the transmission recently went AGAIN in the van (third time is a charm, right?!).  So, here is my new ride! Grandma is 86 and is no longer driving, so […]