How to Set a Budget

How to Set a Budget - Ready to get your finances in order? If you don

Ready to get your finances in order? If you don’t know how to create a budget. Today’s the day to learn how! You hear the word budget all the time: budget-friendly this, budget-friendly that. I think people often mean: “being frugal” when they say “budget”. But that’s not the same as having a budget. A […]

Make-Ahead Breakfast Meal Plan

Make-Ahead Breakfast Plan for the Week - Ready to give your mornings a break? This prep-ahead breakfast plan will help you eat well and get on with the day.

Ready to give your mornings a break? This prep-ahead breakfast plan will help you eat well and get on with the day. I’m trying really hard to get us organized for the new school year. This is our last year with all six kids schooling with moi. I’m thinking that if I can get some […]

Live within Your Means (Otherwise Entitled, Stop Using Credit)

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A few weeks ago I offered up an exhortation for you to get out of debt. It’s something I’m pretty passionate about and something that is probably pretty weird to some people. Some folks make the conscious decision to use credit and carry debt and believe they have  good reasons to do so. But, I would […]

7 Steps to Better Finances

7 Steps to Better Finances | Life as MOM

Some food for thought…. I know that you will feel better about your life and your spending if you’ve got your finances under control. This post is part of a 7-part series to help you get your finances in order. Check out past posts here: Live Within Your Means, Otherwise Entitled Stop Using Credit How […]

FREE Christmas in July Download

FREE Christmas in July Download

Longtime readers know how much I love Christmas in July. I’ve posted holiday content every summer since the beginning of time. Or since the beginning of this blog anyway. Planning ahead for the holidays can save you buckets of money. Today, if you’re a newsletter subscriber, you should have received an early Christmas present from […]

Do the Math to Save Money

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Pay attention to unit pricing in order to save money. You have to do the math to make cents. Today’s Frugal Friday tip is short and sweet. With a mini rant just for fun. If you’re not good at math, today is the day that you change your ways. Knowing basic math operations (addition, subtraction, […]

You Can Get Out of Debt

You Can Get Out of Debt

Photo credit: Daniel Oines by license As a college freshman, I was able to get a credit card in about five minutes. How ironic that ten years earlier, my mom, a college instructor with a Master’s Degree, couldn’t get one because she didn’t have a full-time job. What a switch that a bank was willing to […]

My Goals, Revisited Mid-Year

My Goals, Revisited Mid-Year - 2014 is having a half-birthday. Has it shown you all you want from it so far?

2014 is having a half-birthday. Has it shown you all you want from it so far? 2014 is officially half over. We’ve spent half the year. There are six months left. Are you where you want to be? Think back to January. Remember when we had such good intentions to get our lives ship-shape, to […]