7 Money Skills Everyone Should Master

Money Skills Everybody Needs to Know and Master Financial health and security are so important, but very few people learn the applicable skills to master their spending. Since money is such a driving force in our daily lives, it’s crucial that we master basic money skills. (Why this isn’t taught in schools I’ll never know!) Then we can live better…


7 Ways You’re Self-Sabotaging Your Weekly Grocery Budget

How to save money on your groceries by avoiding self-sabotage. Grocery shopping is one of the best ways to save money on food. It’s hard when you can have food from basically anywhere delivered to your doorstep. However, those fees add up and the money you save by making food at home is so worth the effort. Even if you…


Tricks to Adding Luxury to Your Life Without Paying Luxury Prices

Going out and grinding every day to make your payments and stay afloat is not ideal for anybody. We all dream about having a life of luxury, where we can lie in bed and wait for room service all the time, but even on the coldest darkest and wettest winter mornings, we have to pull ourselves up and get to…


5 “Nice” Ways to Tell Your Spendy Friends You’re on a Budget

5 nice ways to tell your friends you're on a budget

Here are some great ways to deal with potentially-awkward money situations. One of the challenges and drawbacks of starting a Spending Fast, or spending diet is letting your friends know. Often, the biggest temptation to buy things comes from the influence of spendy friends. It doesn’t always necessarily go well when you try to cut expensive activities out of your…


6 Unexpected Ways Stay-at-Home Parents Save Big

Unexpected ways stay at home parents can save money

How to save money when you stay at home with the kids. It’s been long established that most households need to bring in two incomes just to survive economically. It doesn’t even matter how much money you make. At the end of the year, even the wealthy have to settle all of their expenses and manage their budgets only to…


How to Easily Save Money on Kids’ Activities

how to easily save money on kids activities

Keeping kids busy can add up quick! Here are easy ways to save BIG with the kiddos! It’s not always easy to keep your kids involved in an activity. The financial strain might cause you to draw back from potentially enriching situations. It’s important for kids to be involved and stimulated. Youth activities play an important role in physical, cognitive,…


Resist Spending with 5 Easy Splurge-Fighting Tactics

5 easy ways to resist a splurge

It might seem hard but you can easily fight the urge to spend with these tips! The enemy of financial freedom is the desire to spend money on unnecessary extras. Having a needs and wants list is essential to the spending fast and debt-free living. Sometimes it’s hard to stay on track with our saving and spending, so we struggle…

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Big Expenses You Can Easily Get Rid Of

Big Expenses You Can Easily Get Rid Of

Cutting these expenses will make a HUGE impact on the amount of money you’re able to save! 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…


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

How to save the most money on your groceries! 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…