Budget Living

Money Management Tips

Money Management Tips

Money management is necessary if we’re to live within our means, keep stress at bay, and achieve financial goals. Here are some tips to help you get your budgeting and financials a little more in order. Lego Money Holder Money, if left to manage itself, will fly right out the window, leaving you stressed and…

Living on One Income and Living Well

Living on One Income and Living Well

Living on one income is not as easy as it was in the last century. It requires hard work and determination — and some of these strategies. Fifty years ago it was commonplace for just one parent (usually dad) to work. One income was sufficient to pay the family’s bill. Today, there might be a number…

Save Grocery Money in 5 Simple Steps

Save Grocery Money in 5 Simple Steps

Your grocery expenses are the ones that you can most easily control and improve. Check out these easy ways to save grocery money each week. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons. The opinions and text are all mine. Years ago when we made the move from two incomes to…

10 Things You Can Make Yourself and Save Money

10 Things You Can Make Yourself and Save Money

DIY can be a great approach to saving money and living better. Consider these 10 Things You Can Make Yourself and Save Money. I’ll never forget the first time I saw my husband demolish the inside of a house — the one he was living in — and put it back together better than it…

Five Favorite Things to Help Me Save Money

Five Favorite Things to Help Me Save Money

Saving money is a team sport. It helps to have friends to share ideas with and brainstorm, so let’s chat about our favorite ways to save money. Money. Money. Money. Can’t live without it, yet it causes so many problems. Oh my word. I’m pretty sure that money is something that lots of people argue…

5 Cheap Date Night Ideas

5 Cheap Date Night Ideas

FishPapa and I are approaching our 23rd wedding anniversary. We met 25 years ago. Needless to say, we’ve been through richer and poorer, sickness and health. We’ve also had many years of living on the cheap. Some of that was because there was no other choice. The rest of it has been that we know…

Budget Birthday Ideas to Celebrate Well

Budget Birthday Ideas to Celebrate Well

Want to celebrate birthdays in a spectacular way without spending a lot of money? Check out these Budget Birthday Ideas. When my first born was just a wee tot, I went all out for his birthdays. At the time I wasn’t sure I could have more children, so why not? And even once I had three…