3 Types of Family Budgets to Consider

There are many types of family budgets you may consider using. Here are three of my favorite and we each is a great choice!

There are plenty of different ways to budget and the method that your family chooses shouldn’t be set in stone. Getting on a budget is one of the single most important things you can do to make sure your family is reaching financial goals. If you have no idea how to get started here are three types of family budgets to consider. The Zero Based

How Much to Pay Your Kids for Chores

Wondering how much to pay your kids for chores? Here's what I do and some examples from other parents as well!

As a mother and an entrepreneur I have a hard time finding that perfect balance between having chores my kids must do and paying them for chores. While I want them to be proud that they earned their own money for working hard I also don’t want them to expect that I pay them for every little thing that they do. Instead I’ve got to

One Thing You Should Expect When Buying a House

Wondering what to expect when buying a house? In my experience this one thing pretty much sums up everything about the home buying process!

I wrote a little bit about our home buying process a while ago and unfortunately, that process is still happening. I knew buying a house was going to be stressful but I imagined that the majority of the stress was going to be from the drawn out inspection process that we had and also, negotiating. Nope, turns out I was wrong. The stress continues from

How to Improve a Bad Credit Score

Bummed out about your credit score? Don't be. Credit scores aren't permanent and you have the ability to change yours! Here's how to improve a bad credit score.

There’s a lot of talk, especially with the debt free movements (which are great, btw), about credit scores. Some people will tell you that credit scores are only important if you plan on taking out debt. Other people, like me, know that they are used for so much more. In fact, beyond getting a good interest rate on a loan your credit score is used

7 Ways to Improve Your Finances Today

Quick wins give you the motivation you need to really make a difference in your financial life. Get started with these ways to improve your finances today.

Sometimes it’s the quick wins that can motivate you when you feel like you’re not doing very well with your money. In your head you might think you’ll never get ahead or that the small things you do don’t matter. Those thoughts, however, couldn’t be farther from the truth. Like Mr. Money Mustache says, “Millionaires are made ten bucks at a time.” Kill those self-defeating

Buying a House Without a Real Estate Agent: Mistakes to Avoid

Thinking of buying a house without a real estate agent? Here are some stupid mistakes you should avoid.

Jamie and I had mapped out our financial goals together and had planned to save up as much money as we could and then begin the house hunt in 2017. Then a month and a half ago our plans got derailed when we were offered a chance to buy a property we both loved. The house was mostly what we wanted, it’s definitely a fixer

How to Spring Clean Your Finances

Have you been bitten by cleaning bug? Here are four smart ways to spring clean your finances.

Has anyone else caught the Spring cleaning bug yet? While I’ve been walking around whipping my house into shape, one place I haven’t wanted to touch is the enormous stacks of papers lying in my office drawers. But, if I don’t get it dealt with now I can only imagine what I’m going to have to deal with in just a few months’ time. In

The Top Three Budget Killers

Is your budget not leaving you any breathing room? Try focusing on these top three budget killers!

If you’re at the point in your life where you’re living paycheck to paycheck or just want to save and invest at a faster speed there are certain expenses you can lower or eliminate that will have a huge impact. Sure, skipping your morning coffee will save you a few bucks but if you really want to improve your financial health fast here are the

3 Types of Household Budgets + Real Life Budget Examples

Looking for a household budget that will work for your family? Here are three different types plus real life examples of each one.

I am a firm believer that there is no one right way to manage money. We’re all in different stages of our life and we all have different personal preferences. What works for me might not work for you and vice-versa. That’s the way it should be. You should experiment with your money management systems until you find what you like and find something that

Is Combining Finances a Good Idea?

Are you wondering if combining finances with your spouse is a good idea? Here are three compelling reasons why every married couple should have joint finances.

Just in case you didn’t know I got married a couple weeks ago! It was something I had been thinking about for a while but wanted to feel one hundred percent confident about when I did. So I did it on a whim when I felt ready. Jamie and I went and bought a marriage certificate and had my old boss make it official for