Category: Budgeting

Nov 2017 Family Income Report – Double Comma Club, Baby!

Nov 2017 Family Income Report – Double Comma Club, Baby!

This was a very frugal month for us as we entered our first foray into the double comma club. Our actual living expenses were $595 this month which is really low even for our standards for a family of 3. My side hustle alone this […]

Variable Income? 4 Kick-Ass Tips To Stick To Your Budget

Variable Income? 4 Kick-Ass Tips To Stick To Your Budget

Just imagine the condition of freelancers, salespeople, businessmen, and self-employed people. All of them have an irregular or fluctuating income. Still, they’re managing their budgets like a pro. Ever wondered how? Self-employed people don’t have any idea of how much they will earn in a […]

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 save […]

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

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 was one of […]

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 […]