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If you’re looking for tips on saving money and finding creative ways to afford to raise your family, you’ve come to the right place.

Need a community of support to help you pay off debt?  We’re excited to have you join us!

Want resources for earning extra money to help you meet your goals?  Find it here.

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30 Day Money Challenge: Secure Your Savings and Find Peace in the New Year

Secure Your Savings and Find Peace in the New Year: A 30 Day Money Challenge

Kick off 2017 on the right foot.  The Secure Your Savings and Find Peace in the New Year challenge is designed to help you fund your emergency fund or sinking funds.  These steps are essential in helping you get out of debt and escape paycheck to paycheck living.

Join the FREE Challenge!  Identify and Eliminate Your Budget Busters

How to save money by eliminating budget busters

Learn all about this challenge and how it can get you on track to meet your money goals by clicking here.

Money Savers

5 Ways We've Saved Money This Week

By far, my most popular posts are the ones in my 5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week series.  Each Friday I talk about 5 different ways we’ve saved money that week.  You’ll find a long list of posts in that series, and you can read them in any order you like.


What’s a sinking fund and why is it so important?

How to Build a Sinking Fund and Get Out of the Debt Trap. If you're looking for sinking funds ideas, this post is packed with info. Ideas for breaking up your categories, a spreadsheet to help you do it, and info on helping to find money to fill it.


Learn how breaking up your paycheck can help you pay off debt.

How to Get Out of Debt Break Up Your Paycheck

Don’t miss this series that will help you pile up Christmas Money.  If you’re all set for Christmas, use these ideas to reach another goal!

No Money for Christmas? 7 Ways to Pile Up Christmas Money


This unique look at pennies will make you want to pick them all up.

What is a penny doubled for a month?

Here’s help for people trying to stop living paycheck to paycheck.

Frugal meal plans that cover 2 weeks worth of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks are a definite money saver.


I’m big on getting intentional and setting S.M.A.R.T. goals for yourself, so I try to post mine regularly.  That way we can encourage each other!

Parenting and Household Tips

As a Mom of 5 under 14, I like to share when I find tips that work for us!  So here are some of my more popular parenting posts.

Popular Household Tips

Hate Doing Laundry?  Check out these tips and tricks.
Awesome Laundry Hacks: Tips and tricks for making laundry easier 1


4 Tips for Packing School Lunches (with a Free Printable!)

4 Tips for packing easier school lunches. Plus a free printable!


Popular Parenting Tips

Why We Don’t Save Our Kids from Disappointment

Why We Don't Save Our Kids from Disappointment

Are You Done (Having Kids)?

Are you done having kids? Here's our unique answer to that question.

How to Handle the Terrible Twos

How to Handle the Terrible Twos

A List of Free Educational Websites for Kids

A List of Free Educational Websites for Kids

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