• Grocery shopping on a budge? Use these great hacks!

    The Best Hacks to Help You Grocery Shop on a Budget

    Are your bad habits making it hard to go grocery shopping on a budget? You may not realize this, but if you don’t pay attention to what and how things are scanned at the till, not only could you be PAYING MORE for your groceries, you could also be missing out on opportunities fordiscounts. I know that paying attention at the grocery store checkout is easier said than done. Hacks to Help You Grocery Shop on a Budget But, if you take the time to up your grocery game and implement a few new strategies, your budget will thank you. The theory behind cutting back on overpaying at the grocery checkout…

  • 15 people share how they got out of debt. You can too!

    Get Out of Debt: Let These 15 People Show You How They Did It

    Trying to get out of debt? Owing money can fuel stress and worry like nothing else, but luckily it doesn’t have to be a permanent thing. Actually, lots of people have been able to pay off money (even large amounts of debt) and take back their lives. If being debt-free seems impossible for you, take a look below and get some inspiration from these people who got their personal finances in order and paid down huge debts! Who knows, with a little help from them maybe you could be debt free too! How to Get Out of Debt: Let These 15 People Show You How They Did It  1. ERIN $20,000…

  • Not sure you're using the right budget? Here are 6 different styles to consider.

    Are You Using the Right Budget? 6 Alternatives That Might Be Better

    Based on your personality type, financial situation, and other factors, the right budgetfor someone else may not be right for you. So how do you know which budget is best? When you find the right budget, you should feel able to understand, implement, and stick to it. By choosing a system that fits you, you can increase your chances of reaching your financial goals! So take a look at the options below.  Whether you like a traditional budget with daily tracking, or you want something a little less structured and time-intense, there’s a budgeting system here to help you spend less, save more, and get out of debt! 1. Bucket Budget This less traditional…

  • How I stayed home with my baby when I thought I couldn't afford it

    I Couldn’t Afford to Stay at Home With My Baby — Here’s How I Did it Anyway

    Recently I found myself struggling to afford to stay at home with my baby. My maternity leave was ending, and after going over all our income and expenses, I was devastated! It seemed like there was no way around it—I could NOT afford to stay at home with my child. Luckily, I decided not to give up. With some creative thinking, hard work, and some sacrifice, I figured out how to afford to be a stay at home mom. The following points include the most important things I did to allow me to stay home with my baby. While I’m not perfect at doing all of the following things, I’m working on all…

  • Want to earn more money? Try asking for a raise.

    5 Ways You Shouldn’t Ask for a Raise (And How to Do It Right)

    What’s the #1 tactic you should try before turning to a side hustle for more money? Asking for a raise! If you’re a contributing employee and can make a strong point as to why you deserve the bump, asking for a raise is a great way to work smarter not harder. But, even with a strong case, how you go about asking will have a huge impact! So, learn from my mistakes and steer clear of these 5 things. 5 Ways You Shouldn’t Ask for a Raise (And How to Do It Right) Mistake #1 – Go In Unprepared Your boss isn’t going to like it if you’re unprepared during…

  • How to stop overspending for good

    The Truth About How to Stop Overspending For Good

    You know when you’ve had a terrible week, and something inside screams that shopping therapy will make it all better–even though you’re broke? Overspending is often tied to emotions and can be triggered by many different feelings. And, once you get into the habit of spending more than you make, it can be hard to stop. Some people even get to the point of having a spending addiction. Fortunately, there’s a way to stop spending too much, and it’s not rocket science. With some hard work, and by using the steps listed below, you can start to take control of your finances today. 1. Make a Budget or Review Your Budget…

  • Are these 4 lies making you bad at budgeting?

    Are These 4 Lies Making You Bad at Budgeting?

    Are you bad at budgeting? Like, so bad it feels like you might as well just give up and live paycheck to paycheck for the rest of your life? I’ve gone through times where I basically just gave up on my budget. Thinking back on these times I’ve realized that I was SO bad at budgeting partly because I was buying into some budgeting lies. If you’re struggling to stick to your budgettoo, it’s possible you unknowingly believe some of the same budgeting mythsthat I did.  So, today I’m here to let you know about some of these lies. If you can acknowledge your false money beliefs, you’ll be better prepared to move past them and…