How I made $13,335 in my 2nd month working from home

Do you think it’s possible to make money as a work at home mom? Two months ago I set 4 goals: 1.) Generate $2,000 profit a month 2.) Clear $20,059.38 debt 3.) Save $10,000 by 21/31/2017 4.) Intimacy challenge with my husband After setting those goals, I also wrote about my net worth in this […]

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 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 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 […]

Thank You, Mom

This post has nothing to do with SEO, social media, or freelance writing. It has everything to do with thanking one special person who has helped and encouraged me through so much in my life. On May 8th, we celebrate Mother's Day. This one's for you, mom.

I normally craft a blog post with my family & finance audience in mind. I create how-to’s and lists with bullet points in an effort to reach that audience and encourage them while they pursue their goals. Today, my audience is just one person – the person who taught me to hold a pencil, a paintbrush, […]

4 Things My Husband and I Prayed for Before We Bought a House

After a 5-year search for our first home, we placed our first official offer and here's how we made our decision.

I’m weird. My husband’s weird. We didn’t buy a house when we got married – or in the five years that followed. With a lot of prayer, research, calculations, and staring blankly at each other trying to figure this out as we go along, we finally put an offer on our first house. Why’d it […]

Confessions of a Financial Blogger Who Hates Budgeting

I'll never love budgets, but I'll still use them. I'll never love details, but I know the benefits of having them in my life. When I grow up, that'll come in handy.

In case you thought every personal finance blogger was a tech-savvy, detail-oriented, finance wiz in trendy “reading” glasses and a suit, I’m here to tell you that I’m soooooooo not that dude. Or any dude, for that matter. I write Facebook updates about my socks and Star Wars memes and the ridiculous things my 3-year-old […]

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, […]

March Freelance Writing Update – My First $500

Check out how I earned my first $500 writing on the web and how I got published on LifeHack, Scary Mommy, and The Penny Hoarder

One year ago, I launched this personal finance blog, hoping to spread inspiration about frugal living from my own family’s journey. Then, I fell in love with writing for the web and started getting published on other websites. Now I’m regularly contributing to websites and earning back the money I’ve invested in this blog and […]