Category: Saving

What Is The REAL Cost of Raising a Kid If Done Frugally?

What Is The REAL Cost of Raising a Kid If Done Frugally?

Jared and I were having the kid talk and decided to put it off until we were less stressed and financially free. Oh boy, did I get sticker shock when I saw how much it would cost to raise a child. A quarter of a million! Not […]

October 2017 – Family Income Report (+$45,807 Net Worth Jump) – No, NOT Yet.

October 2017 – Family Income Report (+$45,807 Net Worth Jump) – No, NOT Yet.

Another month in the bag and here’s the full report. How bittersweet, this will be our family’s last sizable net worth jump for a while. Waive bye-bye to click-baity family income reports. Remember last month I had mentioned September would be the last sizable jump […]

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 […]

9 Frugal Wins and 3 Frugal Fails – Sep & October 2017

9 Frugal Wins and 3 Frugal Fails – Sep & October 2017

[This post may contain affiliate links at no additional cost to you. Please read my disclosures for more info.] Happy Monday! It’s been about 2 months since our last frugal win and frugal fail post. In case you missed it: 7 Frugal Wins – August 2017 & […]

How We Keep Our Food Costs So Low – 6 Months of Receipts Reveals All

How We Keep Our Food Costs So Low – 6 Months of Receipts Reveals All

6 Month of Grocery Receipts We’re not that family that keeps every single receipt in that one kitchen drawers, swear… We only have 6 months worth of grocery receipts because I told my dad to keep certain receipts since we run an Airbnb. We buy […]

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 […]