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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Does Your Spouse Truly Feel About Your Finances?

What are the benefits to putting your worries aside and asking how things are going?

When did you last ask your spouse about the state of your finances?  No one is reading this over your shoulder, so just be honest with yourself.  Wives, when did you last ask what your husband’s goals and aspirations were?  Husbands, when did you last look your wife in the eye and ask if she […]

How to Be Broke, Married and (Still) in Love

Three Ways God is Fighting for Your Marriage

Remember when you became friends with your spouse?  When you did whatever you could to make each other laugh?  I’m going to take a wild guess that you were broke at that time.  We certainly were. Photo Credit:  earl53 (MorgueFile) Four years later, we’re still quite broke, but we’re still married and still in love.  We […]