Hey friends, and Happy Monday. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead of you. May has been flying by around here. I've been working in the garden a lot, and trying to wrap up our homeschool. My husband and I ran a 10k which was a lot of fun, too. I also have felt … Continue reading May Money Woes + Life Happenings
Now is the Time to Get Out of Debt + Our Story
https://youtu.be/OAP3lJ9dxlg I don't know about you, but one of the most important things that my family has done over the past five years is get out of debt! In 2016, the Lord put a burning desire to get out of debt and to grow our own food in my heart. I truly didn't understand it. … Continue reading Now is the Time to Get Out of Debt + Our Story
March No Spend Challenge
March is right around the corner, and it is time for a new No Spend Challenge! These challenges can be great to do if you have a big financial goal, like paying off debt or beefing up your savings. As silly as it may sound, they really do help! Simply fill in a shamrock for … Continue reading March No Spend Challenge
How Living Simply Lifted a Burden…My Experience While Paying Off Debt
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
Does Being Frugal Have to be Difficult?
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?
How This Busy Mom Tracks Bills
I've got a sleeping baby in my arms. That's usually how it goes, right? No matter, I pull out my phone and scroll to my financial apps. Bank account. Check. Credit card. Check. Other credit card. Check. Within about five minutes time, I'm finished. I've taken a look at our family's finances, and I know … Continue reading How This Busy Mom Tracks Bills
So…It Looks Like We are Buying A House
Guys...it looks like the deal is almost done, and we will be closing on our new home this week! It is totally bittersweet because we will once again have a mortgage. At the same time, we will also have five acres again, and my mini farm dreams will hopefully come true! Related: Life During Quarantine … Continue reading So…It Looks Like We are Buying A House
Young Women Think Making Money is More Important than Raising a Family
According to this article in The Federalist, "Significantly more Americans ages 13 to 22 say it's important to buy a home and make 'a lot of money' than to marry, have children, and commit to a faith." What a sad statistic this is. And yet, how can we blame young people for feeling this way, … Continue reading Young Women Think Making Money is More Important than Raising a Family