budgeting

My Favorite Things of 2017

My Favorite Things of 2017

As we come to the end of 2017 I wanted to take a few minutes to share some of my favorite things that have helped me through the past year! I've included a few books that I've read, podcasts + courses that have helped me, personal development resources I've used, + a few random items that I fell in love with this year! I also wanted to shout out a few of my awesome Sunny Side Up Life Community ladies who run a business or a side hustle, as well as a few of my fellow Budgeting Bloggers! I hope that these resources are helpful to you on your own journey! 

Family Activities for Christmas on a Budget

Family Activities for Christmas on a Budget

In my opinion, spending time together + having fun as a family is really the most important thing about the Holidays. The best part is that most of these family activities are either free or super budget-friendly! 

Today, I want to share a few of my favorite activities for families on a budget this Christmas season. 

Giving Gifts for Christmas on a Budget

Giving Gifts for Christmas on a Budget

Gifts are usually the biggest part of any Christmas Budget, and often times the thing that pushes us into over-spending or even using credit cards + wracking up debt during the Holidays; but I'm here to show you that it doesn't have to be that way! 

Planning for Christmas on a Budget

Planning for Christmas on a Budget

With Christmas right around the corner, it’s time to start planning! However, planning for something as big as the Holiday Season while living on a budget can be a challenge, so I wanted to share a few of my favorite tips for Planning for Christmas on a Budget.

How I organize my bank accounts

How I organize my bank accounts

In this article I'll share with you how I organize my bank accounts, what has worked best for my family as we work through paying off our $490k worth of debt, + give you some real life examples to actually help you get started organizing your own bank accounts. 

Why there is no such thing as a normal grocery budget

Why there is no such thing as a normal grocery budget

I really want you to realize that there is no such thing as normal! It's okay to ask someone else for a guideline, but there are 5 key factors that you have to take into consideration when establishing a grocery budget. In this article, I'll share with you what these 5 factors are + how to create your own "normal" grocery budget.

Budgeting from a Husband's Perspective

Budgeting from a Husband's Perspective

Budgeting as a couple is hard! It just is! 
As they say, opposites attract, so it’s pretty common for there to be one spouse that’s the spender, and one that’s the saver. This can cause tons of disagreements when it comes to budgeting, saving, and planning out your financial future.

5 Simple Steps for Starting a Budget

5 Simple Steps for Starting a Budget

You're tired of living in financial survival mode, you're tired of being broke, you're tired of not living the life you always dreamed of. So, you decide that you're ready to start a budget! So, where exactly did we start? What steps do we take to get this mess under control?