When you don’t have a budget you don’t really have control over your money or your savings rate. In fact, you don’t even know where all of your money is going! Creating a budget that works is all about going through the right steps in the right order. If you’ve had trouble creating workable budgets in the… Continue reading Create a Budget That Works in 5 Simple Steps
Most people who aren’t independently wealthy go through periods of time when they have to live on as little as possible. There are college and graduate school years filled with discount grocery stores, months spent saving like crazy for a downpayment on a house, and anything from unexpected job loss to the addition of children… Continue reading My 5 Step Plan to Help You Slash Your Budget by Taking Advantage of Human Adaptability
I’ve never really shared our story here but I think it’s high time I did! The fella and I weren’t always super savers and our path to frugality was filled with triumphs, failures, obstacles, and a whole lot of love. Here’s our story. It’s a long one but I figured if I’m going to tell… Continue reading From Minimum Wage to Maximium Saving: Our Path to Frugal Living
Salsa is the second most popular condiment in the United States, the first is mayo and the third is ketchup. That’s right, Americans buy more salsa than ketchup! Every year the salsa industrial complex (couldn’t resist) generates $764,299,900 in sales distributing 271,312,400 units in the United States alone. The difference in these numbers is important because it’s a… Continue reading The Salsa Industrial Complex & My Cheap 5 Minute Salsa Recipe
Every time I try to maintain a regular posting schedule I seem to fall off the blog wagon! We’ve actually been sticking to our weekly grocery budget, but its been a rough few days/weeks for me what with the insane shifts in weather and barometric pressure, so posting and photographing haven’t been a realistic possibility.… Continue reading Weekly Grocery Update…or not. A frugal guide to non-cooking.
Well friends, I did not meet my $15 grocery budget goal. Unfortunately I went over by quite a bit and spent $24.33. Luckily I didn’t spend anything the week before so I should still meet my first month pantry rotation goal of $60 total. I’ll keep you posted! Here’s what I bought: 1 bag tortilla chips, 1… Continue reading Weekly Grocery Update: What I Spent, Bought, & Ate (2.3.2016)
The idea of downsizing is appealing to a lot of people and it has sparked a movement of custom made micro-homes across the country. As someone who has always lived in small spaces out of necessity I have some unique insider observations about this trend. The fella and I have been living in a 474… Continue reading 8 Things You Should Know Before Jumping on The Tiny House Bandwagon