There are few topics as personal and emotional as finances. I’ve witnessed some of the most intelligent people become sweaty and flustered at the mere mention of it. I’ve watched the calmest people I know fly off the handle while discussing the topic. Financial health seems to be one of those topics that people either […]
Have you been dreaming of a family vacation but worry that you can’t budget for travel right now? Or maybe you can’t stand the thought of spending a small fortune on one of those readymade vacation packages. Either way, you’re in luck. In this post, I share my five best tips for planning a memorable […]
Are you among the millions of Americans in desperate need of a vacation but can never seem to scrape together enough cash? Maybe you make more than enough money, but struggle to save enough beforehand and end up putting it on your credit card. Perhaps you’ve already figured out the money stuff and need to […]
Who wouldn’t love to take longer trips? If only you had an unlimited travel fund, am I right? Here are three fun ways to cut expenses so you can start taking longer trips.
Hiking, cycling, painting, and gardening are fun and popular pastimes. But is it possible to try a new hobby while sticking to your budget? This post shares great tips as well as justification to try something new.
Are you tired of the stress of living paycheck to paycheck? Learn how to save $500 quickly and escape the cycle once and for all.
The first step to creating a life you truly love is to assess where you’re starting from. Find tools and resources that launch you into the next step in this newly updated post.
No two families are exactly alike. Each has its own unique culture and expectations. This is true for your family of origin, your spouse’s family, and the family you’re creating. In order to protect our personal and family values, we must be able to articulate our boundaries. This is especially true when it comes to finances. […]
Yesterday marks the four-year anniversary of the day my husband, Jeremiah, and I reached a new level of financial freedom. We got up early that sunny summer Saturday to do something we never dreamed of until just three years earlier. I remember feeling scared, nervous, and excited all at once. We got ready and drove […]
If you pay attention to the news, you’ll likely hear story after story about how the world is going to hell in a handbasket. Just open a news website and you’ll notice that about eighty percent of the headlines are negative. But if you zoom in and look at real people, living real lives, you’ll […]