Is Mystery Shopping Worth the Time and Effort?

Is Mystery Shopping Worth the Time and Effort?

I enjoy mystery shopping. I think it’s a lot of fun, and it’s a fun way to save money by letting other people pay for things and make a little side cash. The benefits of mystery shopping What I love about mystery shopping is that you have a lot of freedom....
6 Simple Ways to Save Money on Meat

6 Simple Ways to Save Money on Meat

So, can I just level with you? I tried to do the vegetarian thing for my husband. I mean, not entirely vegetarian because I don’t believe that’s a healthy choice. Growing up, my mother in law had bad reactions to beef and apparently they burned out on...
15 Minute System For Creating An Effective Budget

15 Minute System For Creating An Effective Budget

I used to struggle with budgeting until three things happened: the first was I for my food budget under control with a consistent system that worked. That’s a huge area where I used to overspend, and it really messed up our budget. The second area was our...
The Best Maternity & Nursing Tops for Under $40

The Best Maternity & Nursing Tops for Under $40

I had the hardest time finding cute clothes that fit me right when I was a nursing mom, especially since I was on a tight budget. There were tons of cute tops I couldn’t afford, so I ended up making this list, as much for myself for when I want to start nursing,...
How to Save Tons of Money on Non-Food Items

How to Save Tons of Money on Non-Food Items

Since I launched my ecourse, Become a Food Budget Boss, I’ve heard from a lot of homemakers that they have trouble managing the non-food parts of their budget. I know how frustrating it is to be trying to budget and not being able to get into a groove because...
13 Beautiful Quality Cash Envelope Systems You Won’t Hate

13 Beautiful Quality Cash Envelope Systems You Won’t Hate

We have been working really hard to get out of debt this year. IT’s my goal to be out of debt by the end of the year, which is a pretty tall order considering Ian makes around $40k, and we have $21k left to go in our snowball. We’re living pretty simply,...
Weekly Groceries and Meal Plan January 16, 2017

Weekly Groceries and Meal Plan January 16, 2017

When you order your groceries online it’s a lot easier to price check each item, which is part of the reason I don’t shop at multiple stores and still don’t spend a lot on groceries. You can read about my weekly routine here, which has saved/made us...
How to Get Freebies and Avoid the Clutter

How to Get Freebies and Avoid the Clutter

I love freebies. Seriously. At one point, when I was into extreme couponing, I spent probably 10-15 hours a week signing up for freebies and entering giveaways. I’ve gotten a lot of awesome things through signing up for free stuff, but also got some junk and got...
Selling On Amazon 

Selling On Amazon 

Selling on Amazon sounds like a big, scary thing, or at least it did to me when we started. It wasn’t really all that hard once we knew what tools to use and found a process that worked for us. We could have made a ton of more money, but we were lazy and enjoyed...
(Almost) Foolproof Yogurt in the Instant Pot

(Almost) Foolproof Yogurt in the Instant Pot

I love yogurt. I don’t sort of  love yogurt, I really love it. When I couldn’t eat dairy when I was pregnant with Logan, I struggled to put on any weight in the first half of my pregnancy, and actually lost weight. Homemade yogurt is kind of amazing. The...
The Well-Packed Snack Bag for Frequent Travelers with Kids

The Well-Packed Snack Bag for Frequent Travelers with Kids

We take trips to Louisville a lot. While it’s only a two and a half hour drive, with the two kids in tow it’s almost guaranteed that we’re going to make a stop, and with that stop comes the temptation to ‘just grab something to snack on,”...
The 8 Mistakes We Made While Paying Off Debt

The 8 Mistakes We Made While Paying Off Debt

There are a lot of reasons why I am methodical about how we are paying off our debt. Firstly, I’m kind of obsessed with keeping everything organized so I can spend time doing things that are productive and help keep us moving toward our goals instead of spending...
Things We’re Not Doing While We Get Out of Debt

Things We’re Not Doing While We Get Out of Debt

I’m kind of obsessed with being out of debt. I would love to say that we are working hard to be out of debt just for the sake of being responsible, but I have some really crazy financial goals. I want things, and being out of debt means we’ll be able to...
Credit Score Rehab

Credit Score Rehab

Blogging is kind of a terrible job. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love it! But if you’re like me and you’re a little bit of a no-holding-back kind of person then you just can’t but share some of your dirty laundry with your readers, no matter...
My Shopping Routine that Maximizes Savings, Rebates & Cash Back

My Shopping Routine that Maximizes Savings, Rebates & Cash Back

My shopping routine is a little intense, but since I’ve started using it religiously I’ve been earning a lot more rebates, saving a lot more with coupons, lowered my grocery budget by 25% while eating better food, stopped shopping in the grocery store...

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