I’ll be honest, buying the Powersheets was completely out of my comfort zone, but they have literally changed my entire life! Spending money on ourselves during this debt-free journey is not always easy, but I think it’s so important to always continue to invest in our personal growth. This journey is about so much more than just money...it’s actually more about intentional living than anything! In this article, I’ll share 6 ways that the Powersheets can help you on your debt-free journey.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
Mother’s Day is one of those holidays that can get expensive pretty quickly if we let it, because of course we want to spoil those special ladies in our lives…but we can do that without breaking the budget. I’m sharing 7 of my favorite places to shop for Mother’s Day on a budget!
The podcast world is wonderful and vast. Like social media, there are SO MANY influential people that are communicating with the world for the sole purpose of helping people. I recently asked my Rise + Shine email community what their fav podcasts were. I’m sharing the results + their links!
I don't know about you guys, but I'm ready for Spring! I'm ready to get the kids out of the house, have some fun, + shake these Winter Blues! I know what you're thinking...BUT I'm on a budget! Don't worry, I gotcha...this week on the blog I'm sharing with you 5 Free Spring Activities.
These five books have helped me with everything from personal finance to life motivation. They have either helped me get over my insecurities, OR propelled me to step out of my comfort zone and make some amazing things happen in my life.
When you first start out on your debt-free journey you’re probably going to need to find some extra cash to kick your budget into high gear. One of the best things you can do is to start selling things to make some quick extra money! I’m sharing 4 places to start selling things today!
One my favorite frugal secret weapons is my Brita Water Dispenser! Yall, it’s the greatest thing ever! I have cold filtered water every day without wasting a million tons of plastic and without wasting hundreds of dollars.
We’ve all heard that the way you start your day sets the tone for the rest of your day, but I’ll be honest, with 3 kids at home...sometimes Momma just wants to sleep-in. I’ve read The Miracle Morning and I’ve listened to guru after guru preach about the benefits of waking up early, but the thing that really gets me motivated to get my butt out of bed is how I feel on the days that I actually do this!
This will be my Year of Trust where I plan to stop letting fear of failure and the unknown, as well as self-doubt, hold me back from what I know is my true potential. I’m sharing the break down of my 2019 goals and how I plan to take my fears + self-doubt and flip them into a cultivated life full of faith + trust.
Not Another Money Statistic really fills a gap in the world of personal finance books! This book is such a valuable tool to help our younger generation successfully manage their finances and prevent the mistakes that so many of us older people have already made.
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!
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!
I wanted to do more than just struggle...and then one day die! I had dreams! One day I had finally had enough of survival mode. What I did next became a catalyst moment in my family’s life. That day changed our entire future.
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!
“We just don’t have anything extra.” ...it’s usually the first thing that comes up after you write down your budget. In the article I'm sharing with you 33 awesome tips for finding a little extra money to either save or pay towards your debt!
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.
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.
Paying off debt is no easy task! You sacrifice and do without, you get discouraged, and sometimes you even want to give up. It’s hard! I know! I’ve been there! In this article I’m going to share with you 8 simple tips that have helped me stay motivated over the past 3 years!
When you start your debt-free journey with $490k worth of debt you have to take some drastic measures if you ever want to become debt free! In this article, I'm talking about where all of our debt came from, how much we still owe, our reasons for selling our house, and our future housing plans.
I remember a few years ago, back before this whole budgeting thing was a part of my life, I remember being completely lost financially.When you're a budgeting beginner you might not really know what to think...I used to be the same way! So, in this article I'm busting 4 common myths about budgeting that I used to think were true.
When you get to a state of over-analyzing a situation so much that you overwhelm yourself and end up never even starting...it's called "analysis paralysis". In this article I'm sharing with you 3 simple steps for overcoming analysis paralysis so you can just get started with your budget already!