Goals, New Year's Resolutions

Summary Saturday…ahem, Sunday: Peaks and Valleys

Happy Sunday! I know, I know...these posts usually go up on Saturdays (hence the title), but our weekend has been jam-packed with fun family activities and I simply haven’t had time to sit down and finish this post. What can I say? I am trying to prioritize family time, after all. 😉 I choose to… Continue reading Summary Saturday…ahem, Sunday: Peaks and Valleys

Beginner Budgeting

Beginner Budgeting: Be Flexible

Hello there, beginning budgeters! I hope by this time, you’ve had a chance to read parts one, two, three, and four in the beginner budgeting series. If not, what are you waiting for??? The first three posts especially are full of practical tips for creating and implementing your first budget, while the final two tips… Continue reading Beginner Budgeting: Be Flexible

Beginner Budgeting

Beginner Budgeting: Start Right Now

Welcome back to my Beginner Budgeting mini-series! I’m excited to share today’s topic with you. If you’re new, start here, then go here, here, and here. If you’re returning, here’s a reminder of where we are in the series: Know how much money you make. Track your expenses. Assign every penny a destination. Start. Right.… Continue reading Beginner Budgeting: Start Right Now

Frugal Food Fridays, Recipes

Frugal Food Friday: How to Cook More Meals From Scratch

It’s been cold ‘round here. Monday was -5°F, to be exact. And while it has warmed up considerably over the course of the week, and most of last weekend’s snow and ice has melted away, the clouds and rain that have followed have not done much to lift that perpetual chill. (As I write this,… Continue reading Frugal Food Friday: How to Cook More Meals From Scratch

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