budgeting basics

2017 in Review from A Family on a Journey to Financial Freedom

2017 in Review from A Family on a Journey to Financial Freedom

 I wanted to share a little recap of my 2017 year. I spent most of December resting + reflecting on the amazing year that my family + I had, so I wanted to share with you my goals from the past year, my reflections, lessons learned, + of course lots of photos of my adorable babies (#momlife ...gotta show off the kids, you understand right!?!).
My hope with sharing this little recap with you is to help motivate + inspire you to know how much good much can happen in one short year!

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?

How to Grocery Shop Smarter

How to Grocery Shop Smarter

Our food budget is usually one of the biggest sections of our budgets, especially if you have a lot of little mouths to feed. The good news is that our food budget is the most flexible area of our budget. How well we grocery shop is crucial to our food budget, and therefore crucial to our entire budget + ultimately our long terms goals for becoming debt free or saving money! In this article I'll share my 6 steps for grocery shopping smarter.