It's time for another episode of Budget Confessions, the show where I publicly acknowledge that I haven't even been taking my own advice and display what a mess it creates. In my first budget confessions post, I talked about how we'd been blowing the food budget (like, friggin' doubling it!), how our backyard budget was blowing up like a balloon, and how I had removed my sinking funds this year … [Read more...] about Budget Confessions: Part 2
Many people play the lottery in hopes of winning the big jackpot, or even a couple thousand dollars to help fix whatever financial mess they've gotten themselves in to. Heck, I've even sat around and dreamed about the possibilities of what I would do if I won the lottery. But I never knew there was so much money out there for the taking! Insurance companies make so much money it's falling … [Read more...] about How To Strike It Rich: Get In A Car Accident
You may have noticed our "I <3 Emeals" button on the right side of the page and we've mentioned it a few times in previous posts. Well, I am here today to tell you a little bit about it and let you in on a super awesome deal! Adjusting to motherhood was a little difficult for me. After having our son I had NO time (or energy) to sort through all our grocery circulars and pick out deals … [Read more...] about Michelle’s Frugal Finds: Emeals!!
As someone who has definitely spent way too much money for the 26 short years I have lived on this earth, I should be the first to tell you that buying expensive things can definitely drain your cash supply faster than Justin Bieber running from the paparazzi. After blowing through my inheritance, I had to really scale back my spending; otherwise I would end up in more debt than I already had. I … [Read more...] about Get Out of Your Hole Without Living In a Cave
Everyone knows the popular Capital One commercials, with the tagline "What's in your wallet?" I always thought it was a stupid tagline, but of course, as good business marketing always does, the saying got stuck in my head. So, today, I've decided to answer that nagging question so I can once and for all get it out of my head. Here goes: First Look Upon my first gaze at the worn leather … [Read more...] about What’s In Your Wallet?
I am SO excited about today's budget Friday submission. Here are the details: Crystal at Budgeting in the Fun Stuff was gracious enough to send me her budget submission. This is going to be fun! If you don't know Crystal's story, start here. Crystal is a fellow personal finance blogger who has more energy than anyone I have ever (digitally) met. She has also been talented enough to build an … [Read more...] about Budget Friday Submission 3