November 22, 2014

5 Ways to Save & Pay Cash for College: 4 kids in 5 years

Sep15
Saving money and paying cash for college tuition

 A little over two years ago, I opened up an incredibly interesting can of worms on my facebook page with the status updated, “Why we won’t let our graduating senior go to college in the fall, unless things change.” As […]

The Front Porch That Took 17 Years to Build (Part 1)

Nov3
The Porch That Took 17 Years to Build

Our son rolled his eyes at me, “Mom, you live like we are still unemployed.  Why don’t you just buy that furniture?  We finally have the money and I know you want it.” I turned to him and gathered all […]

It Just Doesn’t Matter What You Think…well, kind of…

Oct12
crash collage

Two years ago, I introduced you to my big ‘ole “Hunk O Junk.” While I thought that this blue beauty was a Good ‘enough Thing at the time, never in my wildest dreams would I have anticipated that we would […]

LearnVest – Free Money Saving Tips

May13
learnvest

I’ve been enjoying LearnVest for months now, and the best thing is that it’s free. It’s packed with money-saving tips and financial know-tos to enrich your life.  With every thing from debt free living, goal setting, budgeting, eating out, retirement, […]

Give Every Dollar a Job: Budgeting

Nov1
money in envelope system

Friends, for this Type Z (yes, as opposed to Type A) personality, this next topis is one of the hardest lessons that I had to learn. I’m a free spirit and never did I think I could do this. But […]

This is What We are Striving Towards….

Oct7
31daysmore125

How would you like to save $100,000 in fifteen years? For most of us, the thought of paying off our mortgage doesn’t hold one tiny spark of reality for the future. (Please, don’t click off because you think this isn’t […]

Setting Financial Goals: For What Dream are You Saving?

Feb15
Unbelievable Front Porch Ideas

(Edited to add: The porch that took 17 years to build has finally been completed.) When we built our house thirteen years ago, we purposely designed a colonial style because our dream style for our home was to have a […]

How to Plan a Cheap Family Vacation (without being “cheap”)

Jun11
Planning a no spend vacation

After months of skimping, saving and planning, the annual family vacation is finally here. You head out for your much anticipated time away, but come back not only needing a time of recuperation from the hectic schedule, but also an […]