8 Essential Products You Can Get On Amazon for Under $5

8 Essential Products You Can Get On Amazon for Under $5

Household Essentials to Buy on Amazon Sometimes it becomes a necessity to buy certain items. Whether you need to keep things up around the house or maintain your professional appearance, tiny expenses always find their way into your monthly bills; whether you budget for them or not. SO, I have come across some useful essential items that are under $5…

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How to Save Money on Your Facial Hair Situation

How To Grow A Beard or Shave - and Save Money

Note from Anna: This is a post by my husband Aaron I know How to Grow a Beard… may seem like an out of place topic. andthenwesaved.com is predominately geared towards women, but I’d like to remind all the guys out there that the “we” in andthenwesaved isn’t only the collective “we”, it also includes me and I’m a dude,…


And Then We Saved Blogging Hiatus Ending We’re Back

And Then We Saved Blogging Hiatus Has Ended We're Back

It’s been just over a year now since I went on a blogging hiatus. During the blogging break our community has been continuing to grow and thrive! And personally, I’ve been able to focus on a few other interests like: Traveling more than ever before Launching and relaunching the Spending Fast Bootcamp Growing our supportive, kind and encouraging Spending Fasters…


How to Find the Perfect Side Gig

Ahhhh WHOOOA! This is some EXCITING news!!! You are gonna want to hear this! Raise your hand if you could use an extra money each month. Who couldn’t, amiright?! When I was making 33k as a clerk for the state and was desperate to get out from under my oppressive debt. I KNEW I had to do something to increase…


My Interview on The List TV

    Earlier this month, I got to do a Skype interview with the producers of The List TV.  We talked about three ways to save money and pay off debt.  Of course, one way is by doing a Spending Fast.  Another thing we talked about is how important it is to have a support system while on your debt…


The List TV!

the list tv show spending fast

Today, February 12th I’ll be on The List TV show! Be sure to check it out! You can find out when it will air for you by going to thelisttv.com Thanks for your continued support and for sharing in the excitement with me! xo Anna


Good Morning America!

The other week, a film crew from Good Morning America came to my home to interview me for a segment on their show. I talked all about my book and the Spending Fast.  I also talked about our amazing Spending Faster community. It’s all been pretty exciting!  And it was so wild to see how they edited everything together! Did…


And Then I Trusted My Gut (Even More)…

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I’ve been thinking about what I’m going to say for a while. How to start. If I should or shouldn’t do it… but I know, it’s time. This blog has been such a HUGE part of my life for so long. I started it with a crap ton of debt and a sliver of hope that life could be different. Since…


Spending Fast Story: Small Steps to Becoming Debt Free

Spending Fast Story: Small Steps to Becoming Debt Free | AndThenWeSaved.com

Hi, I’m Jess from Perth, Western Australia.  I had one big goal to complete this year as I was turning 30, and that was to become debt-free. In my 20s, I made stupid financial decisions that put me $27,000+ in debt. Last year, after finally having only $5,000 to go until my loan was paid off, I decided I would take steps to finally…


It’s What You See

It's what you see | Andthenwesaved.com

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” -Henry David Thoreau Your perception is everything. Maybe you, like me, don’t live in the nicest house in the nicest neighborhood. But when I look at my home, I see all the hard work that I’ve put into it. All the literal blood, sweat and tears. I see…

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Mandi’s Spending Fast Update: Traveling Back Home

Mandi's Spending Fast Update: Traveling Back Home | AndThenWeSaved.com

The first month of my Spending Fast involved a few unexpected spending speed bumps. The second month of my Spending Fast involves going on vacation. You can see the trend that is evolving here…  The first three weeks of July, I was at home in the UK wrapping up the UK school year, which ends later than it does in the US. It involved working long…

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Best Lessons

Best Lessons | Andthenwesaved.com

“Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future.” -Dale Turner Don’t be ashamed of your mistakes. Wear them as a badge of honor. Be up front about them. It’s empowering to admit your mistakes. You’re growing and learning. It’s not shameful to…