EP. 49 How To Homeschool On A Budget

EP. 49 How To Homeschool On A Budget

So many questions surround the topic of homeschooling, especially for families who are already on a strict budget or a debt-free journey. The thought of taking on such a big life change can be overwhelming enough, but then add unknown costs, and it can be enough to completely scare off newbies.

You don’t need an entire extra room as a designated classroom. You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on curriculum. Homeschooling can be done on a super frugal budget!

I’ll share how my family has been able to homeschool throughout our entire debt-free journey…from $490k in debt, all the way to 100% debt free!

EP. 48 Dealing With Goal-Oriented Burnout: Counseling Session Takeaways

The reality of living an intentional goal-oriented life is that we sometimes get burnt out. And in order to actually achieve our goals, we have to invest time in ourselves, break the mindset that busy equals productive, and learn to find contentment along the way.

I recorded this episode as I was leaving my monthly counseling session so I could share my biggest takeaways on this topic with you!

EP. 47 Battling in the Arena For Your Success

EP. 47 Battling in the Arena For Your Success

Brene Brown, through her “Call To Courage” special on Netflix and her best-selling book “Rising Strong”, has brought a new perspective to my view on succeeding on a debt-free journey. She quotes Teddy Roosevelt who said, “The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly.”.

Brene interrupts that quote into battling for success + whole-hearted living in the arena of life. Being vulnerable and going against the grain of society, being willing to fight our way to our goals, and being willing to have dust and sweat on our faces along the way. When we live this way we are being brave and are daring greatly with their lives. We are going to battle for what matters most to us.

Everything You Want To Know About Walmart Grocery Pickup

Everything You Want To Know About Walmart Grocery Pickup

I’m pretty much obsessed with Walmart Grocery Pickup these days! It’s been a game-changer in my life for the past year, and I’ve gotten tons of questions about what I think about the service. I’ve compiled a list of 12 of the most frequently asked questions to help get you on-board with the grocery pickup game!

EP. 46 The Importance of Community For Your Debt-Free Journey

EP. 46 The Importance of Community For Your Debt-Free Journey

When you’re on a big life-changing journey like becoming debt free, community can play a huge role in your success. Although there can be negatives to being involved in an online community, like dealing with other people’s opinions, the pros definitely out-weigh the cons. Having people who understand, support, and encourage you can often be the thing that keeps you going when times get hard.

This week, I’m joined by Amanda from Debt Free in Sunny CA to talk about how and why she started The Debt-Free Community, how it’s grown over the years, and a little bit about her own personal journey to financial freedom.

Business Budgeting Tips

When I first started launched my blog, business budgeting was the last thing on my mind. Website development, social media engagement, digital products, and email funnels cluttered the top of my priority list. As the tax deadline approached, I quickly realized my mistake. Over the course of a few days, I huddled up with my online bank statements, grabbed several cups of coffee, and got to work on taking charge of my business budget.

Why Camping Is Our Favorite Frugal Vacation

Why Camping Is Our Favorite Frugal Vacation

Back in October 2018 we cash-flowed a 5th-wheel camper for $6,900 as one of our big financial goals for after we became debt-free. However, that’s not where our camping adventures began. My husband, Daniel, and I have been camping together since before we were even married. Camping is so much a part of our relationship history that we actually went tenting camping for our Honeymoon.

Back-in-the-day camping was basically the only kind of vacation we could afford…same goes for both of our childhoods…so over time we had learned to love it for its many positive aspects and now choose to do it for more than just the frugal reasons.

I know many people who turn their noses up to camping, but hear me out on my reasons why our family loves it so much, and why it’s the perfect frugal vacation.

EP. 45 Frequently Asked Budgeting Questions From The Community

EP. 45 Frequently Asked Budgeting Questions From The Community

I get asked so many great questions and there’s not always enough time for me to answer every single email or DM, which is why I wanted to share this Part 1 of a Frequently Asked Questions series. I got asked some great questions for this first episode, questions that I think will apply to most people on a debt-free journey, and I hope that they’re helpful to you as well.

Budget or Bust: Bridal Edition

Budget or Bust: Bridal Edition

Being a bride in our modern day economy is about as easy as Jon Snow taking the Iron throne. It works in theory, until you realize you’re screwed. From endless commercials, wedding websites, and TLC ‘reality’ TV shows, you’ve been programmed to believe what the “ideal” wedding should look like in every detail possible. While it is an exciting time of life, be aware of this scheme and take charge of your wallets ladies (and dudes)! Here are 5 tips I used while planning my wedding without going into any debt!

Summer Activities On A Budget

Summer Activities On A Budget

Summer is upon us my friends! Can you already hear your budget crying? Don’t worry! Yes, you might have to budget in a little more money for groceries if your kids aren’t usually home during the day, but you don’t have to budget in a ton of extra money into your “fun” category just because the season is changing! I’ve got your back with a few super frugal—yet fun—Summer activities!

EP. 44 Creating a Positively Delighted Life

EP. 44 Creating a Positively Delighted Life

Positivity is a learned behavior, it’s a muscle that can be grown over time through intentional habits and practices. Kelsey Henry from Positively Delighted is sharing her best tips for creating more positivity in your own life. She’s talking about her favorite affirmations, hobbies, books, and life lessons that have helped her transform her life.

What Sparked My Interest In FI/RE

What Sparked My Interest In FI/RE

“I’m going to quit my job in four years and live on a sailboat while traveling the world” - me two years ago. I set this ambitious goal after some financially big things happened at work. I heard of FI/RE years ago but wasn’t at the point to receive the information at the time. I knew we were headed that way after we finish our emergency fund, but I needed a method to get Josh fired up about it too.

Minimalism Inspiration

Minimalism Inspiration

Minimalism was my first step towards intentional living which later led me to budgeting, positive thinking, improving my marriage, reading regularly, starting my business, prioritizing self-care, + a million other little things. If your life feels like a mess in just about every way…Minimalism is THE place to start! I’m sharing 6 resources to help you get started on your own Minimalism Journey…

EP. 43 How My Fresh Start Weekends Prepare Me For The Week Ahead

EP. 43 How My Fresh Start Weekends Prepare Me For The Week Ahead

The idea behind a “Fresh Start Weekend” is about preparing for the week ahead, instead of feeling like you’re catching up from the previous week.

By adopting this mindset and taking care of these 5 main tasks you’ll be setting yourself up for success for the next 7 days.

Note that this doesn’t have to be done on Saturdays and Sundays. Whatever days of the week that work for you can be your “fresh start”. Look at what day or days you could plan to do these tasks and commit to it, prioritize it, and grow the habit.

Simple Savings Hacks

Simple Savings Hacks

Think you know all the savings hacks there are? THINK AGAIN! We all can get into a rhythm of savings habits - but don't lose out on saving money because you're complacent in your day-to-day routine. The days of only clipped newspaper coupons are behind us friends! Switch it up and check out these 5 simple savings hacks!

EP. 42 Dealing With Debt + Depression

EP. 42 Dealing With Debt + Depression

Mental health and money are arguably two of the most taboo topics of discussion in our society. However, so many people are struggling with not just one, but both, depression and debt. It's important to recognize that while on a debt free journey, you may struggle with a depressive dip - or experience anxiety surrounding money. This journey is not always easy, and your brain may try to sabotage your financial goals and dreams.

Thankfully, there are people in this community like Vee Weir from Vee Frugal Fox, who are open about their own journeys. Through her openness, Vee is helping to eliminate the stigma surrounding both subjects in our culture, and is sharing her best tips with us!

Year of Trust: 2019 Goals Spring Update

Year of Trust: 2019 Goals Spring Update

Giving your goals a Spring update, by re-writing all of the goals you set at the beginning of the year, will help you put into perspective what areas need more attention or what could be cultivated in a different way. Refreshing your goals helps you re-focus and re-align with what matters most to you. This is the kind of thing that makes you actually achieve your goals and not just set and forget them half-way through the year like main-stream society.

EP. 41 My Best Advice On Starting Your Own Business Or Blog

EP. 41 My Best Advice On Starting Your Own Business Or Blog

Starting a business has so many amazing benefits that have helped me on my positive living journey in the form of self-care, a productive hobby, a creative outlet, giving me something to be excited about, + most importantly a way to help other women by sharing my story.

But I know that starting your own business or blog…whether it be a part-time, full-time, a side hustle, multi-level marketing, or a hobby…can seem a little overwhelming at first, especially if you’re brand new to the online business world. So, for all my ladies who are thinking about launching their own brand, business, or blog, I’m sharing my best pieces of advice + my favorite digital resources with you!