11 Things Your Boss Wants You to Know About Asking for a Raise

11 things to know before you ask for a raise

One of the many factors that leads to the success of any company is the people who work for it. Skilled and dedicated staff are a priority for businesses who want sustain positive image among consumers and generate maximum revenue. If employees put their best foot forward to produce results, they should be indispensable. However, without an adequate salary, An…


How To Save OVER $500 This Summer!

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We are now entering the hottest months of the year, but there’s still enough time to follow through with one of these creative ways to save money in summer. Summer is the month where planned vacations and trips often take shape. It’s the time, marked with bright days and warm weather that most of us have been looking forward too….


The 11 Best Anti-Consumption Shows on Netflix That You MUST Watch

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You’re reading this because you are tired of being complacent about the world you live in, right? Keep reading, this might help. These 11 shows on Netflix feature a strong non-materialistic, anti-consumerism message. Each points to getting more out of life than the commercialism that is usually marketed to us. The inspirational Netflix production streams available now are a great…


The Biggest Problem with Cutting Your Own Hair (and How You Can Fix It)

The Biggest Problem with Cutting Your Own Hair and How to Fix It

Whether you cut your hair to save on the salon fee, or simply enjoy a wine-fueled DIY haircut, you can relate to the horror stories of disastrous hack jobs. The truth is, you still need a date with your stylist. However, paying up to $60 for a haircut might not be an option. If a haircut is outside your budget,…


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

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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