Category: Budgeting

Don’t (Nicolas) Cage Yourself In Financially

Don’t (Nicolas) Cage Yourself In Financially

Before I’m accused of writing this lifestyle inflation post specifically to deliver you this celebrity pun – (I did) – I just want to say the timing of this post couldn’t have come at a better time anyway. The markets are still hitting record highs […]

Reverse Budgeting vs Traditional Budgeting

Reverse Budgeting vs Traditional Budgeting

This post was brought to you by my hubby, Jared. I spent the entire afternoon cooking Ethiopian food so he kindly offered to write-up his thoughts about reverse budgeting. Is reverse budgeting the quick, low stress way to save money? Our family uses the traditional […]

10 Things to Buy Today to Save Money for Tomorrow

10 Things to Buy Today to Save Money for Tomorrow

  We like to think of frugality as a linear event where we save a few dollars here in order to compound that amount down the road. However, saving money isn’t always as easy as a linear event. Lots of things we do today will […]

David or Goliath? Reducing Big Expenses VS Small Expenses

David or Goliath? Reducing Big Expenses VS Small Expenses

Mrs. Picky Pincher is the money-saving maven and blogger at Picky Pinchers. She writes about living the good life while paying off $250,000 of debt. (Lily Note: She’s a spunky cutie blogger and has the best foodporn around. If you don’t check her out then you’re […]

Making Our Epileptic Rainbow Unicorn Themed Financial Map

Making Our Epileptic Rainbow Unicorn Themed Financial Map

Our Financial Map I’m not trying to come off as a hipster but I made this financial map for Apathy Ends long before it started rolling. When I first joined the personal finance community in late March, I connected with Mr. AE on Twitter. He […]

Taking The Zero Day Challenge – A Month in Review (+ Foodporn)

Taking The Zero Day Challenge – A Month in Review (+ Foodporn)

What is the Zero Day Challenge? Zero Day Challenge (ZDC) is essentially what happens when no-spend day challenges and a money diary were to have a baby and that baby happens to be frugal. The downside with a general no-spend challenge is that people who take […]

12 Things I Stopped Buying That’s Saving Me Money & The Planet

12 Things I Stopped Buying That’s Saving Me Money & The Planet

My husband gave me a nice compliment today. Me: “I’m writing an introspection post on the things I don’t squander money on anymore.” Jared: “But you don’t squander money on most things.” Awwww! OK, so it’s not heart melting but he’s an engineer, I’ll take […]

May 2017 Family Income Report & Budget Breakdown – Holy Tax Refund!

May 2017 Family Income Report & Budget Breakdown – Holy Tax Refund!

Woo, tax season is over! I forgot I had monthly household income reports to do until it crept up back onto the popular tab in the sidebar. I looked over the breakdown from January to April and I got a headache from looking at it. […]