Category: Budgeting

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. […]

Budgeting Is Depressing? Then You Should Read This…

Budgeting Is Depressing? Then You Should Read This…

Budgeting is depressing to a lot of people, so don’t feel alone! It’s easy starting a budget but it’s not easy sticking with one. Or maybe no matter how much effort is put in, something keeps coming up that’s out of our control It’s so […]

Frugal Gene’s Free Monthly Budget Template Download – GOOGLE DOCS

Frugal Gene’s Free Monthly Budget Template Download – GOOGLE DOCS

Free Monthly Budget Template Download Google Docs Hey everyone! It’s Jared, checking in. (Psst, I’m the guy married to the face you see on the right side of the screen.) I wanted to release our budget template because it’s perfect for beginners to start, a lot of […]

Easy Ways To Save Money In San Francisco

Easy Ways To Save Money In San Francisco

When it comes to saving money living in San Francisco, you need to get creative. San Francisco hosts a population over 600,000 people in a 7×7 mile landlocked cracker-jack box. The city has a median home price of $1.1 million and as any San Franciscan can attest, that […]