This might sound a little surprising, but my family actually got our start with Budgeting through Minimalism! I quickly learned that Minimalism spills into every aspect of your life. It’s about decluttering and simplifying your home, your calendar, your relationships, and even your budget! There are so many benefits to living a simplified clutter-free life, and gaining financial freedom is one of them!
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!
No matter how much planning goes into your Holiday Budget or how much thought goes into your gift ideas, that can all go out the window as soon as you walk into a beautiful store at Christmas time. I've been there too friend! ...but that's not going to be us this year! Let's get you a shopping plan!
The thing about hiding from your debt is that sometimes we don't even realize that we're actually doing it. We think that the survival mode and the stress of having so much debt is just normal and that everybody lives this way, so we really don't think that it's a big deal. ...but we are in fact actually hiding from our debt. I'll share with you two quick steps on how to stop hiding from your debt!
Our family's budgeting journey began like most people's...deep in depression + survival mode. As I nervously typed “budgeting help” into the Google search, I had no idea what I was getting my family into. When some guy named Dave Ramsey popped up, I grabbed the closest piece of paper and cautiously wrote down his baby steps. In this article I'll share how the Baby Steps helped us lay a foundation for our debt free journey.
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.