Staging Tips for Selling (or Just Simplifying) Your Home – On a Budget

Staging Tips for Selling or Just Simplifying Your Home

**Note from Anna: I think you’re really going to love this guest post by my super-talented friend, Shayla Pauley! Shayla’s tips are helpful if you want to know how to stage your home yourself or if you just want to simplify your home for a less cluttered life! If you need or want any staging help in the Cleveland, Ohio area, be sure to reach out to her at: stagingbyshayla@gmail.com We were on a tight budget when we listed…

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6 Super Easy Ways to Save Money On Your Household Bills

6 Super Easy Ways to Save Money on Your Household Bills

Your budget is flexible. You’re working on it and keeping it under control. Maybe you have stretched it as far as you think it can go, or maybe you’re just now getting a glimpse of where your money goes each month. Either way, we can all benefit from some easy tricks to get a tighter grip on monthly expenses so…

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110 Super Cheap Date Ideas

110 Super Cheap Date Ideas

Who couldn’t use more Date Nights?! I know we could! After we set aside the time to actually go on the date, arrange a babysitter, get actual clothes, on and go out, we’re in deep with spendin the cheddar! That’s where cheap date ideas come in handy! Save where you can so you can spend where you want! For the…

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5 Purchases You Didn’t Know About That Will Save You Money Long Term

5 Purchases That Will Actually Save You Money in the Long Run

Two of the biggest enemies of saving money are routine and CONVENIENCE. Whether you’re caught in a cycle of spending, or avoiding it altogether, the consequences can mean piled up expenses. If you refuse to buy a quality product because of the expense, you may wind up making too many smaller purchases. Disposable products are also to blame for a…

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What Not to Wear Worst-Dressed Couple in America

What Not to Wear Worst Dressed Couple in America

Psst… here’s a little known fact you might not know about me! A million years ago (2005) when I was a mere youngin’ I appeared on the show, What Not to Wear in a competition to see who was worst dressed.  Yep. True story. My twin sister, Kelly, nominated us (me and my then boyfriend, Ben) as The Worst Dressed…

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The Cheapest Days of the Week to do EVERYTHING!

The Cheapest Days of the Week to do EVERYTHING!

Whatever you’re shopping for, there is a time and a place to buy it. We all have our places that have the best reputation for low prices and better values; but what about the times? WHEN you buy certain things has a big impact on how much you pay for them. This is particularly true when it comes to the…

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6 Ways to Save Your Budget by Lowering Food Waste

Six Ways to Save Your Budget by Lowering Food Waste

One bill that is always a challenge to tackle is the grocery bill. Food makes up a big part of all of our budgets. Switching to cooking at home, we rely on grocery costs to reduce our spending on daily meals. Once we do that and still need to free up some money to pay bills, we need to get…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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