This post is sponsored by our friends at RVShare. All reviews and opinions expressed in this post are 100% our own. We are passionate about RV travel. Ok, that's understating it. We LIVE in an RV, so of course we love it! But as we get more and more questions about how it works, why we did it, and how YOU can try it for yourself, I wanted to crunch the numbers and put together a detailed … [Read more...] about Why You NEED To Rent An RV For Your Next Family Vacation!
What Is The 50 30 20 Rule? The 50 / 30 / 20 Rule was first coined by Elizabeth Warren and her daughter in her book All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan. It's a simple rule to give a general guideline on how to budget your money. Here's a breakdown of how it works: 50% of your income goes toward your "Needs" (Housing, Groceries, Utilities, Transportation, Bills, Insurance, Debt … [Read more...] about The 50/30/20 Budget: A Simple Guide (and Free Template!)
With a cult-like following, YNAB (stands for "You Need A Budget"), which started as a custom spreadsheet, has turned into a complete budgeting solution, helping users "save over $6,000 in their first year using the software!" But is all the hype true? I've been using YNAB for over a year, and wanted to give a fair and honest review, so keep reading to see if YNAB is the best budgeting app … [Read more...] about YNAB Review (2020): The Perfect Budgeting App?
When it comes to budgeting apps, Mint has held the top spot for a long time. It started in 2006, boasts over 15 million users, and is owned by the tech giant Intuit. But how does it stack up as a budgeting tool? Can it really help you save money and hit your goals? I have used Mint on and off over the past 10 years, and recently jumped back in to give a complete review and see how it stacks … [Read more...] about Mint Review 2020: The Best Free Budgeting App?
I love budgets. Truly. It’s not because I like staring at spreadsheets all day. It’s because I really enjoy the FREEDOM and CONTROL I get from knowing where every dollar is going before we spend them. I can easily say that, without our budget, we would NOT have: Lived on $14 an hour and STILL saved moneyEnabled my wife to be a Stay At Home MomPaid off over $40,000 in … [Read more...] about How To Make A Budget In 8 Simple Steps (2020 Update)
They hype. The hysteria. The holidays. Yes. We’re right in the thick of it. ‘Tis the season to hook a drain tube up to your wallet and watch your cash flow disappear faster than a Kardashian marriage. But, it’s ok, because it’s all in the name of “SAVING MONEY.” LET’S BE HONEST, SHALL WE? Spending more than we can afford is very American, is it not? From borrowing to buy a new … [Read more...] about 7 Simple Tips To Control Your Holiday Spending