Hello Blogosphere! Mrs. iHB here. This post is for the more domestically inclined among us (or not, it will save you money to learn some of the arts of domesticity!) This kitchen tip has got to be the biggest money saving item in my food budget. We only get $300 a month for food and I try to feed our family as wholey and organically as possible. I believe that food is medicine and while it may … [Read more...] about Mrs. iHB: Saving Money in the Kitchen – Chicken
Dollar by dollar, I managed to unload over $100,000 in less than three years. I am pretty sure I kept a few retailers in business and helped pay for a few mall fast food employees' college tuition with the way I blew through my cash. Now, I did not earn any of this money, mind you. I actually received it in a lump sum at age 18. How Did I Get It? It's actually a sad story how I received the … [Read more...] about How I Blew Through $100,000 Before I Turned 21
Lately, when I decide to get up on time, I have been privileged to enjoy the amazingness that is riding the bus. Standing out on the corner in the rain while the bus running 5 minutes late reminds me that being frugal is sometimes a bummer. Saving $5 a day on gas looks like me spending almost an extra hour on travel per day and bearing the elements. The nice thing is, I am able to do some blogging … [Read more...] about Winning the Lottery: What Would YOU Buy?
This weekend, we took on our first major home project since moving in to our home in 2010. We have about 350ft. of fence on our property that was old, rotten and falling over. For the past two years, I have been putting up patch boards to keep the fence up so our dog would stop visiting the neighbors without us. We had planned on rebuilding the fence our first summer that we moved in, but decided … [Read more...] about How To Save Money: Building a Fence
Caution: Budgets Ahead! (Photo credit: 401K)Here on iHearBudgets, my goal is to help people see how awesome budgets really are and how they provide freedom to tell you money where to go. This site was born out of a passion of mine to help people get out of the day-to-day stress of living paycheck to paycheck and not seeing any progress in their finances. I love to talk personal finance and … [Read more...] about Budget Fridays
When I talk to people about saving money, the conversation always goes one of two ways. One; The person is not saving money at all and gives me a list of reasons why they can't save any money. Two; The person is saving some money from every paycheck, using the "pay yourself first" method (which is awesome, by the way), but when I ask what they are saving for, they give me a blank stare and say … [Read more...] about Give Your Money an Identity