Do you ever have those moments in your parenting life that come from mundane activities that you know your child is going to remember forever? The ones that are unscripted and naturally occurring, but just end up being the total best? We had one of these moments recently.
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.
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!
“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.
It’s been such a relief to reach our final destination and our debt free date. After so long of being gazelle intense, we are looking forward to relaxing and finding our “new normal” after being so frugal for so long. We are sure going to enjoy a few treats and will keep sharing our adventures with you all along the way.
Surrounding myself with visual aids has helped me tremendously to stay motivated. In addition to serving as reminders of my goals and the positive mindset I need to keep, I always look forward to updating my charts every two weeks.
It's important to recognize that while on this debt free journey, you may struggle with a depressive dip - or experience anxiety surrounding money. This road is not easy, and your brain may try to sabotage your financial goals and dreams. Here are 5 tips to survive getting out of debt when dealing with depression…
I’m a HUGE fan of affirmations and also of coloring pages, so I’ve combined the two! When you spend time coloring an affirmation coloring page, you are spending a lot of time with a specific positive thought.
I am responsible for 154 food decisions per week. That is A LOT OF DECISIONS!!! You can probably see now why food is so exhausting!! But, it’s not the food – it’s the decisions about the food! However, when I make a food plan, I sit down – ONE TIME A WEEK – and make all the food decisions for my family AT ONE TIME!