5 Common Budget Mistakes You May Be Making

5 Common Budgeting Mistakes

Budgeting can be hard! Wait, let me clarify that; making a budget is fairly simple, sticking to that budget is hard. It’s so easy to make mistakes with your budget and unfortunately those mistakes can be incredibly hard to erase. Once you’ve made them, you’ve dug yourself into a hole that for some families, they never climb out of. Take a look at these 5 common budgeting mistakes and then go double check your budget to see if you’re making any of them. 1. You Are Not Tracking Expenses – For some people, tracking their expenses is just a part… [Read More]

When Your Budget Just Isn’t Working

When Your Budget Isn't Working

There are two things that everyone should know about budgets. First, they’re extremely personal. Just because one system works for your friends or family, doesn’t mean that it will work for you as well. Second, your budget is almost always changing. If we forget those two things, we can easily find ourselves in a situation where we’re over budget, spending more than we should and then our budgets seem like they just aren’t working.  Whatever you do, don’t give on budgeting!  When your budget just isn’t working, there are 3 options for re-grouping that you may not know about! Which… [Read More]

10 Tips For The Newly Frugal

10 Tips For The Newly Frugal

We all have to start somewhere and learning a new skill can be hard! It doesn’t matter whether that skill is something like baking your own bread or something as complex as learning to code websites, it can be discouraging, frustrating and at times, even make you want to walk away from it. Learning how to save money shouldn’t be like that. Below you’ll find 10 tips for the newly frugal. These aren’t tips for the hard core, already have everything down frugalistas, but more for those who are newly frugal, frustrated and about to walk away from frugal living…. [Read More]

4 Reasons You May Not Want To Use Cash Envelopes

4 Reasons Why You May Not Want To Use The Cash Envelope System

The cash envelope system is an extremely easy budget for most people to manage.  Basically, at the beginning of the month, you categorize your bills and expenses, write each one on an envelope and give that envelope a dollar amount, then fill each one with the cash needed to pay everything. Once that money is gone, you stop spending money in that category. Budgets aren’t one size fits all though! So what can happen is that someone tries a budget system and maybe even likes it, but it doesn’t work just right for their family. Before they know it, they’re off… [Read More]

What To Do When Frugal Doesn’t Come Naturally

Learn How To Become Frugal

As much as we’d like to pretend otherwise, being frugal just doesn’t come naturally to some people. I know it didn’t for me. In fact, it took me many, many years! Becoming frugal takes work if it’s not a lifestyle that you grew up in. It isn’t something that can be done overnight, it’s a process. It also isn’t something that you set up once and then walk away from. With that being said, frugality is a skill that can be learned if you’re willing. If you’re one of those people that wasn’t raised frugal or frugality just doesn’t come naturally, take… [Read More]

Make Your Own Multi-Purpose Freshener

DIY Multi-Purpose Freshener

As you can tell I am a huge fan of essential oils and will put them in just about anything because I truly believe that they work. From recipes to household cleaners to my face wash, I love to use them not only for the benefit of knowing they are natural and safe but because they smell amazing! This DIY multi purpose freshener uses only 2 items that you probably have at your fingertips already- Baking Soda (which is incredibly cheap) and Essential oil. I used Lavender oil but you can use any scent you like. This freshener has so… [Read More]

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