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?
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
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
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
We live in a two income culture where it is sometimes plain hard to keep our heads above water. And yet, our families need us to be at home. The security a stay-at-home mom brings to her family is priceless. So what's a mom to do? Can our families survive on a single income in … Continue reading We Can Afford to be Stay At Home Moms
Ladies, I'm beyond grateful and excited because as of today, $31,699 is left on our mortgage. Lord willing, we will see the $20k's within two weeks or so. We are almost three years into our debt/mortgage free journey. I'm so grateful to God for how far He's brought us. All glory belongs to Him. So … Continue reading $31,699 Left on Our Mortgage
Good morning, friends! It's been a minute. I hope everyone has had a wonderful spring thus far! I wanted to pop on the blog to let y'all know that I have started a new blog called Finance & Frugality. I'm using this new site to chronical our financial journey. Since November 2016, we have paid … Continue reading New Blog – Finance & Frugality
Phew, April has simply flown by! It has been a good month for us. We've had two birthdays, and a visit from my mother in law. We've also have visited the beach twice, which has been lots of fun. I thought it might be nice to at times share our spending on the blog, mainly … Continue reading April 2018 Spending and Frugality Update