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Set Up Financial Files for the New Year

financial files

Set yourself up for success with a financial filing system to work with all year long. Last week we talked about our biggest money mistakes. We had some doozies, didn’t we? I hope all you young whipper snappers can learn from our mistakes. Two weeks before we chatted about financial goals for the new year. […]

Your Biggest Money Mistake

worst money mistake

All of us have made mistakes. I’ll hazard a guess that most of us have made some money mistakes. Whether it’s a lack of budgeting (been there), spending more than one makes (been there, too) or poor investments (ahem), you’re probably not alone in having had some red on your ledger. FishBoy13 asked me about […]

Save Money with Kindle Matchbook (Frugal Friday)

Kindle Matchbook

This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. So thanks! Hubs and I have been buying books via Amazon for at least fifteen years, since […]

Make Financial Goals for 2014

Financial Goals 2014

As they say, if you stand for nothing, you’ll fall for everything. Likewise, if you save for nothing, you’ll spend on everything. Making financial goals is imperative toward making any progress when it comes to money and debt. Nineteen years ago, my husband said we could never afford to buy a home in Santa Barbara. […]

Make Christmas Ornaments from Toys (Frugal Friday)

chick fil a tree ornament

This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. So thanks! As many families do, we give our kids new Christmas tree ornaments each year. These […]

Saving Money on LEGO (Frugal Friday)

lego under the tree

This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. So thanks! photo credit: Sharon Lepellerre I kept the enemy at bay for a long time. I […]

6 Ways to Save on Christmas Gifts (Frugal Friday)

pirate boy in costume

I was a little astounded by all the deals I saw rolling through my Facebook feed over the last week. I’m sure I missed something great. I didn’t go shopping. And I ordered a mere handful of items online. I can’t explain it. I just felt like I should have a little tighter grip on […]

Fruit of the Spirit Christmas Ornaments

Patience fruit of the spirit

Create these fun and whimsical homespun Christmas ornaments for the tree. They’re a great reminder of the fruits of the Spirit. Please note: I am not a crafter. I am not a seamstress. I am most definitely not an artist. Rarely do the visions in my head actually turn out the way I, well, envision […]