How My Family’s Financial Wellness Journey Allowed Me to Become a Stay-at-Home Mom

Even the smallest financial decisions can make a big impact on your future.

The following blog post is part of The Road to Financial Wellness blog tour. The Road to Financial Wellness is a three-month, grassroots campaign promoting financial empowerment on a national level and encourages people to pursue their dream lifestyle. Find out more about local events near you. When I was a kid, I wanted to […]

How My Family's Financial Wellness Journey Allowed Me to Become a Stay-at-Home Mom

How I Made My Wife Cry On Our Honeymoon

Talking about finances on your honeymoon may be unconventional, but the lessons this husband and his new bride learned are powerful enough to last a lifetime.

Today’s guest post is as real as it gets. James MacLean from Love and Money Matters opens up about the first moment he and his new bride had “the money talk.” It wasn’t exactly when he thought it would happen (on their honeymoon!), but it taught them both some powerful lessons. True story. I made my […]

How I Made My Wife Cry

How to Stop Fighting with Your Spouse Over Finances

What can couples do to turn their financial fighting into financial peace?

Today, we are joined by my fellow personal finance writer and friend, Carrie Lowrance, from Freelance By Lowrance. Like me, she graduated from Financial Peace University and learned a whole lot more than how to spend her money. She’s joining us today to share her own experience and wisdom on the subject of financial disagreements […]

How to Stop Fighting with Your Spouse Over Finances

The Power of Listening to Your Child with Your Eyes

A lesson I learned on making eye contact with my children.

I spent the last six months frequently doing two things: Growing my freelance writing business and sticking my nose in my phone. I did many other things with my time, but this is my simple confession: There have been seasons when my “phone to kid” ratio was askew and something needed to change. I tried […]

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Tons of Fun Ways to Enjoy a Family Staycation

It's not about the cost; it's about the memories.

Today, we’re joined by guest blogger Carol Robson of Tiny House Plans. Carol offers her passion-infused expertise in living simply and enjoying a frugal lifestyle. I absolutely applaud her message that family vacations don’t have to cost thousands; it’s more about investing time with your family. Enjoy these tips today from Carol! Image Credit: Evil […]


Why Buying a House Was Worth the Wait

We just closed on our first house. Boy are we glad we saved up and waited until now.

Seventy-two hours ago, we bought a house. After a five-year wait that began with our wedding, then two births, one loss of income, an IRS audit, and car problems galore, we saved up for a downpayment and signed the papers. We sat in a little room at the title company, signed papers, shook hands with […]

Why Buying a House Was