Beginner Budgeting

Beginner Budgeting: Assign Every Penny a Destination

Welcome back to another installment of my Beginner Budgeting mini-series! If you’re new, start here, then go here, then go here. Be sure to come on back when you’re done! If you’ve been following along for the last few weeks, here’s a reminder of where we are in the series: Know how much money you… Continue reading Beginner Budgeting: Assign Every Penny a Destination

Beginner Budgeting

Beginner Budgeting: Track Your Expenses

Welcome back! If you’ve been following along with my Beginner Budgeting mini-series, you may be familiar with the 5 practical tips and reminders that I feel are essential when creating your first budget. Know how much money you make. Track your expenses. Assign every penny a destination. Start. Right. Now. Be flexible. Today, we'll dive… Continue reading Beginner Budgeting: Track Your Expenses

Goals, New Year's Resolutions

Summary Saturday: New Year, Renewed Determination

For me, few things hold more promise than the dawn of a brand new Saturday. The weekend is stretched out before me like a seemingly endless sea, teeming with all of the things I hope to accomplish before Monday and the many (fingers crossed) relaxing activities that have yet to pass. It’s the perfect time… Continue reading Summary Saturday: New Year, Renewed Determination

Frugal Food Fridays, Recipes

Frugal Food Friday: Shop Your Kitchen Before You Shop the Grocery Store

Welcome back to another edition of Frugal Food Fridays! I’ve been soldiering through the leftovers in my fridge and freezer since Christmas. It hasn’t always been the most exciting or palate-stimulating experience, but it has certainly saved me from wasting perfectly good food and from having to brave Temptation Station (more commonly known as “the… Continue reading Frugal Food Friday: Shop Your Kitchen Before You Shop the Grocery Store

Uncategorized

Beginner Budgeting: Know How Much Money You Make

Welcome back to the Beginner Budgeting mini-series! (Yesterday I introduced the topic of budgeting for beginners. You can find that post here.) Are you frustrated by finances? Drowning in debt? Bowled over by bills? Exhausted by expenses? You may need a budget. I did. No, budgets don’t necessarily solve money problems. They do, however, have… Continue reading Beginner Budgeting: Know How Much Money You Make

Uncategorized

Tuesday Tip: How to Make Clutter Management an Easy Part of Your Daily Life

Oh, hey there! Happy 2019! I’m winding down from a week of almost daily celebrations and very irregular sleep patterns, and I have a glorious head cold to show for it. But, in the name of New Year's resolutions, I have mustered up the energy to write up a quick Tuesday Tip about one way… Continue reading Tuesday Tip: How to Make Clutter Management an Easy Part of Your Daily Life

Uncategorized

Summary Saturday: My Last Check-in Before 2019

It’s that time again! Time for me to publicly post my progress toward the New Year’s resolutions I laid out for myself in early December. My progress toward some of these resolutions has been commendable, while progress toward others has been abysmal. Regardless, I decided when I shared these for the first time that the… Continue reading Summary Saturday: My Last Check-in Before 2019