Big Expenses You Can Easily Get Rid Of

When you finally sit down to go over your monthly statements and work on your budget, you may be shocked at how many expenses you have. ( I know I was!) Part of creating a workable budget and getting out of debt is combing through all the outgoing money and stopping it at the source. Below are some everyday things…


6 Signs You Aren’t Making Enough Money

6 signs you aren't making enough money/need to make more money

Saving money and getting out of debt are two different things. Sometimes you must do one before you can do the other. Other times you can do both simultaneously. However, neither approach becomes possible if you don’t make enough money. The most effective way to increase your financial resources and become debt–free is with a Spending Fast. Unfortunately, not making…


Creative Ways to Avoid Spending Money

creative ways to avoid spending money

Let’s face it. We all have triggers that cause us to spend. No matter how hard we try to be frugal, we come face to face with temptation and other circumstances that cause us to backslide. Spending Fasters know full well how challenging it can be to commit to not spending money on things you don’t need. Although we are…


5 Easy Budgeting Tips for People Who Hate Math

easy budget tips

Love it or hate it, math is something we all have to deal with, and do, at some point. Budgeting takes so much time and what makes it worse is that it can feel even more daunting if you struggle with math. The bad news is that you can’t really have an effective budget without doing some basic math. The…


Get the Most for Your Money with these 15 Grocery Shopping Tips

grocery shopping tips

Grocery shopping; some enjoy it while others hate it. Regardless of whatever side you’re on, it cannot be avoided. However, with the right grocery shopping tips, you can stretch your dollars and make it more fun to go to the store. We often come up with comprehensible grocery lists only to make it to the check out with a little more…


“It Makes Me Feel Like a Better Mom…”

grocery budget hack

Okay, I didn’t think I’d ever write this post but… here it is. #MomHack Alert: This meal subscription service makes me feel like a better mom.  Yep, it’s the truth. How to save a ton of money using a meal subscription service: Get $40 off your 1st box! There’s something about sitting down for dinner together that makes me feel…


47+ Things to Get on Amazon that Will Help You Save Money

money saving amazon products

Shopping is such a double-edged sword, because there are things we need, and things we think we need. When we buy new products we always have to consider cost, and how much we really need an item. There are terrific products out there, but when you are on a Spending Fast or a Spending Diet, your priorities are always at…


Free and Low-Cost Self-Care Ideas

free and low cost self care ideas

Self-care is a BIG-time buzz-word these days! Everyone is talking about it but sometimes “self-care” ends up meaning you’re shelling out the bucks for taking care of yourself. And, if spending money is a problem for you then doing “self-care” can mean an easy excuse and justification to spend money you maybe shouldn’t.  Here are some free and low-cost self-care…



Debt Free Roadmap

I am SO BEYOND thrilled to have this BRAND NEW, 100% FREE!, Roadmap to Debt Freedom available for you! When you CLICK HERE to get the Debt Free ROADMAP, INSTANT DOWNLOAD, you’ll then get the option to watch the (also totally free!) Broke to Badass Masterclass! YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS OUT ON THIS! THEY ARE SO GOOD! Hope…


6 Shocking Ways Social Media Can Be Used To Save Money

6 shocking ways social media can be used to save money

And the never-ending debate continues… what’s the best platform for saving money, websites (like this one) or social media? While both have unique advantages, there are certain situations that may compel you to choose one over the other. It all boils down to how much you want to save and what your preferred online platforms are. Turns out, you have…


6 Super Simple Ways to Save Money When Eating Out

6 simple ways to save money when eating out

When it comes to effectively saving money, eating out is often OUT of the equation. How to eliminating and reduce eating out is an obstacle and struggle that comes up A LOT in our Spending Fasters Group. The Wall Street Journal states that restaurants often charge four times as much for food than it cost to buy the ingredients. So,…


Cheapskate’s Guide to Ohio

cheapskates ohio travel guide

This post is by Anna’s good friend, Shayla Pauley. Note: I’m a non-native Ohioan that moved here with my husband (who is a native). I’m learning about Ohio and exploring all it has to offer. I’m smitten with my new home state and think a lot of people would be surprised by how much it has to offer! Even if you…