7 Reasons Why Costco Loves Moms

Why I shop at Costco more than any other grocery store (and don't mind bringing my kids)

I’ve had a Costco membership for almost two years and I have no intention of canceling it soon. Last year, I even laid out 11 reasons why I renewed my Costco membership. Well, I’m back to tell you that Costco is still a great company, and it also loves moms. 7 Reasons Why Costco Loves […]

How Single Mom, Megan Nickson, Paid Off Her Mortgage in 6 Years

7 steps that led a single-parent, single-income family to achieve one of the most difficult and wonderful financial goals in existence.

Today we are joined by guest writer and web enthusiast, Amy Nickson from Working Moms Word, who shares an incredible story about how her single mom paid off her mortgage in 6 years! You do not want to miss Amy’s story about determination, goal setting, sacrifices, and celebration.   This is my mom, Megan Nickson’s, […]

Easy Coupon Hacks for the Busy Mom

Here are 6 hassle-free ways to save money at the grocery store without clipping coupons like it's your day job.

Not everyone has the time to set up an elaborate coupon clipping system with a categorized binder. Not everyone can make four stops in one shopping trip to snag all the best deals. Does that mean it’s impossible to use any coupons and save money on groceries? No, it’s not impossible. I threw myself full […]

You Can’t Afford NOT to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Don't let extreme frugal living get in the way of investing in your marriage

I recently got off the phone with a young couple as they were creating their first zero-based budget. ::enthusiastic applause:: They’re both attending Financial Peace University, just like my husband and I did five years ago, and had a question about their homework assignment. It pertains to anyone celebrating Valentine’s Day, or going on dates […]

How to Make Extra Money From Home

Here are 5 legitimate ways to be an at-home parent and still make money (even in your pajamas)

Don’t you love the nerve of bloggers these days? Promising you a steady flow of money if you just slouch in front of your laptop and stare as you sip scorched coffee for a few hours every day? Well, I’ve been at this for a while, and I’m here to tell you that it’s not […]

29 Financial Tweaks to Boost Your Savings This Week

In honor of my 29th birthday, here are 29 financial tips to give your savings goals a leg up this week

I turned 29 this week. The biggest lesson I’ve learned about saving money is that it’s a discipline of the mind, not a discipline of the wallet. Where your attitude about debt, giving, stuff, and wealth goes, your account balance will follow. Photo credit: Produce Department via photopin (license) For my birthday, I was invited […]

4 Valuable Lessons I Learned From My Blog Readers in 2015

Readers are the lifeline to successful blogging. Here are four reasons why I'm saying "Thank You" today.

This year has been an INCREDIBLE journey. I’ve been blogging since 2006, but it wasn’t until February of 2015 that I launched my first self-hosted blog in the hopes of going pro. I had no idea how to do that at first, so that’s where your help became invaluable. Photo Credit: John Ottosson (Unsplash)   This […]

Cash Envelopes Vs. Digital Envelopes

Which method will save you the most money?

In last week’s post, A Beginner’s Guide to Using Cash Envelopes, I described the many budget-friendly benefits to paying in cash.  It’s a powerful discipline that I believe everyone should try. If you simply detest cash, however, digital envelopes are an option. Photo Credit: 401(K) 2013 via Compfight cc When we use cash, we divide several […]