Three Ways to Still Have Fun While Paying Down Debt

Have debt?  Chances are, you had debt for a few years; it probably bothered you, but not too much.  However, once you make up your mind to be rid of the debt, as is human nature, you want to be rid of it right now! We put up with debt for two years while my husband finished his doctorate degree.  Now, nine months after he finished his degree, we want nothing more than to be … [Read more...]

Cancel Memberships You’re Not Using


Welcome to the latest edition of Money Saving Mondays, where we share short, actionable tips that will help you start saving money almost immediately. Today's tip is to stop wasting money and cancel memberships and subscriptions that you no longer need or use. If you take a good, hard look at your spending I guarantee you'll find some kind of membership or subscription … [Read more...]

Creative Income Challenge Month #2 Update – Up 237.58!

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It's been a crazy week.  I'm off the hook busy at my day job and it seems we something going on every night too.  Dropping the kids off at soccer practice, Tee Ball practice, or girl scouts, a work dinner that meant I got home late, terrible traffic every day (can't anyone drive???), and always things to do around the house. Tonight is the Powder Puff Derby where the girl … [Read more...]

7 Mother’s Day Gifts That Will Guarantee You’ll Spend the Night on the Couch


Give your wife any of these crappy Mother’s Day gifts and you’ll be looking for a new place to sleep. Guys are not exactly known for their ability to pick out the perfect gift.  And with Mother’s Day just a few days away there is bound to be a lot of last minute scrambling to bring home something (anything!)  to make the women in our lives happy. But you’d better choose … [Read more...]

How to Cut Your Own Hair To Save Money

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Welcome to the latest edition of Money Saving Mondays, a recurring series where we share simple, actionable tips that you can follow to start saving money right away. Today's tip is to cut your own hair, and while this may not be a tip that everyone will want to try, those who do can save some serious money by shearing their own locks. I started cutting my own hair (with … [Read more...]