Hey there! 

love helping people save money. I know how hard it is to have that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach becase you overspent, again. 

I know how horrible it feels to buy groceries, to watch the total going up as the cashier rings up your items and to wonder if your debit card will be declined. 

If you need help with budgeting, the video below is how we do our 15 minute budget every paycheck, you can also read the post about it here

If you struggle with your food budget, I have a free 5-day ecourse, Become a Food Budget Boss, was made with you in mind! Sign up below to get the ecourse!

How Steam Canning Can Save Time and Effort on Meal Prep (Guest Post)

Canning is the process of preserving food in glass jars so they are shelf stable for up to a year. It is a science (as opposed to an art) that anyone can master, so long as they follow a recipe from a trusted source. Any busy mama can incorporate canning into their...
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Making the Switch to Digital Menu Planning (Mini-Workshop)

Want to start digital menu planning? Get your free lifetime membership to cozi today!
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Stick To Your Budget with these DIY Cash Envelope Systems

For $4.99 this pattern is a great bargain! I love these envelopes with their tabs, they would work well in a large clutch style wallet like the one I have. This $5 envelope pattern from MP Digital Shop is a great little pattern. For the price, you can't beat it and...
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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 chicken, so...
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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 income,...
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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, as to...
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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 little...
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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 my...
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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 achieve them....
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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 how embarrassed and...
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SwagBucks Math – How Much Are Your SB Worth?

I really love SwagBucks' rewards program. I know a lot of bloggers talk about it how much they earn. I haven't earned a ton, but I don't really put a lot of effort into it these days. Over my lifetime I've only earned just a little over 6,000 points, which is around...
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How We’re Using Rebates to Go Debt-Free Faster

I really like shopping online. I love the convenience, the ability to do an instant price check without wasting gas, and I don't have to time my shopping trip in between naps, feeding children and the dozens of other things I do on a normal day. One of the beautiful...
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Paying Off Our Last Small Debt in our Debt Snowball!

This morning I made a debt payment for $309.15 and I could not be more excited because that means we've gotten every small item off our debt snowball and all we have left now are our student loans and our car. We didn't do our debt snowball exactly to the Dave Ramsey...
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Dealing With Rude Debt Collectors

If you're getting out of debt, then chances are you might have an account, or five, in collections like I did. This morning I was so excited to pay off an old debt that I had owed for a while, so I called and was treated with a rude and snobby attitude, the woman was...
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Monthly Check-In: November 2015

Time to be really straight with you: I've been having a hard time with impulse spending with fast food this month so far. I'm so tired and having a hard time staying motivated to cook, so I've been really bad about just grabbing something quick and easy. Of course,...
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Monthly Check-In: October 2015

We don't have any plans this month to change things, we're mostly just doing more of the same. I have one client who is paying me for a project that I didn't budget for, so instead of including the money in our regular budget, since all of our needs are met we ended...
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Monthly Check-In: September 2015

Last month near the middle of the month, we had some bad news. Ian's last summer class he took wasn't eligible for the credit he needed. So, he's back taking another class. We had planned on making the payments on his student loans starting this month, but since he's...
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Monthly Check-In: August 2015

This month is our first big month of paying off debt, and I'm really excited. I sat down and really looked at our budget, compared our income to our debt and looked at our credit scores. We have roughly $17,000 in debt, make well under $50,000 a year, my credit score...
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