Have any of you been working through a January No Spend Challenge? I have! It's been both fun and challenging to try to spend as little money as possible this month. I've done pretty good, though. At the end of December, I told myself, "Do not spend any money in January!" So most likely, I … Continue reading February No Spend Challenge Printable Sheets are Now Available
I used to be kind of high maintenance. Actually...I was high maintenance. During my twenties and early thirties, there was a certain "standard" of living that I hoped to reach. Things like clothing, cars, and vacations were pretty important to me. So was entertainment. A lot of our money was spent on things in this … Continue reading How Living Simply Lifted a Burden…My Experience While Paying Off Debt
Friends, I feel like I'm almost an expert when it comes to saving money while purchasing a homestead. We've lived in three different homes since 2019, and two of them were definitely "homestead" purchases. Both of the homestead purchases were hopefully going to be long-term homes for us, but it didn't quite work out that … Continue reading How to Save Money When Purchasing Your Homestead
A new day has come, and yet I'm tired. I'm over here checking my phone, looking at the weather forecast. This has been my pattern since I started jogging six months ago or so. I am not feeling it today, ha! Cold weather and I do not get along. Yet, I will still get up … Continue reading Frugal Thoughts + My Husband’s Raise
I've checked my phone about one million times this past week. We closed on our cabin on Friday afternoon. There was one form left to be signed by the buyer (who wasn't there, since the sale was a 1031 exchange), so our funds would likely be delivered the next week. On Monday morning I started … Continue reading We Paid Off the House!
Good morning ladies, and a happy Sabbath to you! It looks like today will be absolutely lovely in our neck of the woods. How good the Father has been to us! I felt led to share a bit of an update with y'all regarding our cabin. It has been an interesting journey in which God … Continue reading We are Selling Our Cabin
Being frugal doesn't mean being miserable. Frugality involves looking at your goals and spending your money wisely to bring them to fruition. For several years, we were ultra-frugal in just about every category in order to get out of consumer debt. This was difficult, but so worth it in the end. We pretty much sent … Continue reading Does Being Frugal Have to be Difficult?
Well, how's that for a title? Yesterday was Mother's Day, and I hope you had a very blessed day with your family. Mine was both perfect and hard at the same time. That's life sometimes, isn't it? We decided to stay frugal and drove the Cherohala Skyway for the first time. Ah, there were so … Continue reading Life Update, Free Financial Trackers, Plus a Giveaway!