The 13 Best Sites for Finding Simple, Cheap Recipes

The 13 Best Sites for Simple Cheap Recipes

For aspiring home cooks, finding just the right healthy recipe online takes ages if you’re not sure where to look. Not to mention easy, or cheap recipe sites that will help you make home cooked meals with little fuss or extra cost. If you want to stick to healthy eating, thousands of top-rated cheap recipe sites online feature healthy living….


New Project! A PODCAST! Less Alone: A Podcast About Connection

Less Alone A Podcast About Connection

SUBSCRIBE on iTunes/Apple Podcasts! And everywhere you listen! You’ve heard hints about it here and there but I wanted to OFFICIALLY tell you about a new project I’m working on! I truly feel that *part* of why a lot of us struggle with over-spending is because we feel a *lack* or an *inadequacy* in other areas of our lives… we…


5 Things You Need To Stock Up On In May

5 Things to Stock Up on in May

Spring is finally here and I can’t help but revel in the sudden shift in the air (do you love it as much as I do?) The days are longer, the sun shines brighter and the shopping deals are even a little sweeter! Having a PRE-prepared shopping list can help us save money and take advantage of current deals and…


Simple Money Magazine No. O4 – Spending Diet

simple money magazine issue 4 minimalism spending diet

I’m super pumped to be included in the May issue of Simple Money Magazine with an article about Spending Diets! This magazine is created by Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist and Brian Gardner of No Sidebar. Simple Money is all about simple, practical financial advice for the modern family. How cool is that!? P.S. Ready to get out of debt…


Laundry Detergent Hack – How to Get Out Every Last Drop

Laundry Detergent Hack How to Get Out Every Last Drop

When I’m not making my own detergent I use the traditional kind. My favorite is Persil (it’s literally the best smelling detergent I’ve ever tried! This isn’t sponsored. I literally just love it that much.) However, as lovely as it smells, there’s ONE HUGE PROBLEM! You see, I can’t get all the detergent out of the bottle! And, let me…


The Anatomy of a Great, Cheap Date

The Anatomy of a Great Cheap Date

CLICK HERE to get 110 Cheap Date Ideas emailed right to you! For a relationship to stay alive and interesting the experts recommend that we “keep things interesting and fun” by going on dates at least semi-often. We often picture an ideal date as one coupled with fancy dinners featuring fine wine and heartwarming serenades. As amazing as such dates…


The No Buy Challenge Expectation Vs. Reality

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Grit like resolve. Determination. Desperation. Perseverance. Accountability. These are just a few words that come to mind when I think of people who take on a No Buy Challenge, such as the Spending Fast. Before we get too far, let’s cover the basics. No Buy Challenge AKA’s No Buy Challenges/Spending Fasts have a lot of AKA’s. Here are some hashtags…


Pump and Dump Podcast: Spending Fasts + The Ringer: No Spend Challenges

Pump and Dump Podcast: Moms and Money Spending Fast and Spending Fasts

Click HERE to listen to the podcast episode: Pump and Dump Podcast with Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee. Moms and Money: Spending Fast and Spending Fasts! Click HERE to read the article: The Ringer, No-Spend Challenges and the Promise of Decluttering Your Life


Simple Steps to Cut Your Food Budget by 50%

You can save a lot of money every month just by eating at home more often. When you meal prep and have your dinners at home you free up your budget for other important things. There is so much freedom with eating at home and making your own simple, uncomplicated, but tasty meals, that you can save even more with…


How to Get Back on Track with Managing Your Money

Managing Money

It happens to all of us. You’re making positive strides, saving up, paying balances, and everything is going full steam ahead. Suddenly you drop the ball. Maybe there’s an overdraft on your checking account, or you loosen your grip financially and don’t know how to get it back. Managing your money can’t work on momentum alone. It’s something you have…


Meal Planning 101 for Beginners

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Inventory The first step to coming up with any meal plan is to assess what you’ve got. This can be a quick pantry check, or it could result in cleaning out your whole refrigerator. It just depends on how long it’s been since you’ve planned or made a meal at home. Making sure you’re organized and that food is easy…


5 Simple Tips for Managing Your Money

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Believe you me, I KNOW that “Money Management” can sometimes feel like something outside of your grasp. If you’re doling out your paycheck to creditors every month and making minimum payments just to keep the cycle going; there’s NO DOUBT that things can get majorly discouraging. However, I’d like to encourage you to not let that any feelings of helplessness…