A couple weeks ago I sent out an email asking you guys what other blog posts you would want me to write about. This topic was one of the most asked for posts! Which, is completely fine by me because I can totally relate!
I think we all know the feeling of starting out on a new goal. You’re excited, hopeful and ready to work your butt off to get there! Much like running a marathon you start out going strong but then somewhere along the 5th mile you realize you still have a long way to go and you’re legs are already tired.
It’s at that point in running the race, that you can start to feel really hopeless. You see people ahead of you, then people that were behind you running ahead, and all the while your legs feel like they are going to give out at any moment.
It’s in those moments that you might want to quit, throw in the towel, turn around and head towards the nearest place that serves fries (or in the real life financial marathon go drop a hundred on some new clothes). But those moments are actually really important to have because in those moments is when the marathon really starts. continue reading
As a culture we tend to want more. More time. More money. More things. We dream up the perfect life where we wouldn’t have to wait around for anything and we could have as much of whatever as we wanted.
The problem with that way of thinking is that when all you want is more, you can never be fully satisfied. Once you reach that “more” you wanted, you just want more of something else, and so on and so on. We have also started to take the basic necessities and over indulge them so much yet still believe it is in fact still a necessity, which in my opinion is one of the biggest mistakes we can make.
So today I wanted to talk about this! So, I’m taking it back to basics and explaining in detail what our actual necessities are for our lives and how you can or may already be turning them into extravagant wants veiled as necessities in hopes that you learn how to cut back and remember to be grateful for what you have. Let’s do this!
My last post I decided to divulge all our secrets about how my husband and I only spend $200 on our food every month. I know you guys love it when I post details of our finances and I’m pretty much an open book so I decided to do it again in today’s post and talk about our household money.
Today I’m going to share some of our ways with you of how we manage a $30 monthly budget for all of our household items! continue reading
One of the hardest expenses for people (and us) to budget is food. It is so easy to blow through money on food because you literally just eat it away. Then two hours later you are hungry again and there is no sign there was ever food bought in the first place.
From groceries, to going out to eat, to convenient snacks or coffee shops we spend so much money stuffing our faces and half the time we don’t even realize it.
Greg and I however, have managed to keep our food budget at $200 for the last 2.5 years and have never starved or gone hungry because we ran out of money. It’s not always a five star dining kind of life, but it’s possible and keeping our food money this low has allowed us to do a lot more with our money in other places, so it’s always worth it. continue reading
Now before anyone yells at me for talking about the holidays before we’ve even hit Halloween, just hold your horses and give me a minute to explain. The most common mistakes made when spending money for the holidays is not having a plan and starting too late. So in order to avoid that issue I’m writing this post today to help you get a head start so that when the holidays do come you can enjoy them without worrying about your bank account.
So, if I have your permission, I will continue. ;) continue reading