Ever have one of those months when it seems like you’re hit by one big expense after another? It’s a bummer that this is happening to us before we were able to establish our sinking funds.
But experiencing it reminds you why you should keep moving towards that goal, even when it’s hard!
If you face disappointments like this from time to time and want an encouraging place to turn to, be sure to join our Facebook group! We always love to have another friendly face…uh, profile picture. 😉
Feel like the world is out to get your savings? Every time you build up some cash, something comes along to take it away! Here’s how to escape the ugly cycle.
The age old advice is to pay yourself first so you can build a good savings account.
But no one ever talks about the immediate destruction of that savings account.
Like clockwork, once we’ve built our savings to a level that makes us comfortable (or at least happy), something comes along to eat it all in one bite.
You can give your theories about why it works this way. But what we really need is ideas for staying motivated when everything in the world is trying to destroy your savings mojo!
Follow a few simple rules and you won’t have to worry about living on one income. In fact, you may thrive better than you ever did on two incomes!
Life on one income can feel like a balancing act. Like you have to stay upright on a ball, even as you spin more and more plates over your head.
There are some simple things you should keep in mind when you’re living life on one income. Remember these rules and you’ll find they make everything better.
In fact, with these rules in place…you may find that life is better than ever before!
Remember, life is not all about money.
Summer is in full swing (well, summer break, anyway). We have a long list of fun things we love to do, and most of those things are cheap or even free!
We’re taking advantage of as many of those things as we can. But the best part about summer is that we can also choose to skip any of those things if we aren’t up for it.
A slow summer of doing projects around the house, or even just doing nothing at all (gasp!) can be just the thing for busy families.
It’s been quiet on the blog lately! Although I love blogging, there are other goals we’re trying to meet this year.
One of our goals is to update our house. Although our #yearofno was tough, it was so worth it! We are enjoying doing things together as a family. And I can’t tell you how much I’ve enjoyed seeing the change you can make with a coat of paint.
After such a long time of spending absolutely no money on extra things, spending even $20 on new things for the living room feels like an incredible splurge! I’m sleeping on my purchases and making sure I’m always getting the best value for my money.
Can’t wait to show you the reveal of the before and after photos on our living room! I’ll be sure to tell you how we found the best deals on everything. Funny enough, my usual thrift store finds haven’t always been the best way to go.
Life goes at a faster pace in May. School is a whirlwind of projects and trips. Baseball is in full swing. And with 5 kids, we often have a First Communion to celebrate in addition to a birthday!
It’s hard to save money in May, and even harder to keep up with my favorite Friday series. Which is why the blog might seem a little lonely right now! But don’t worry, building these memories with our family just gives me more material for you (my favorite readers!).