Category: Budgeting

Why You Still Need An Emergency Fund While In Debt

Why You Still Need An Emergency Fund While In Debt

[This post may contain affiliate links at no additional cost to you.] I write these for my Soapy and all the Soapys we have in our own lives. She was wondering if she still needed an emergency fund while in debt.   You can read […]

4 Practical Budgets For People Bad With Money

4 Practical Budgets For People Bad With Money

[This post may contain affiliate links at no additional cost to you.] Upon another journey to help out my budgety blind, overspendy, financially shipwreck of a friend Soapy (love her but it’s true) I’ve developed a series that poses aid for people who were not born or […]

Visualizing Your Money with Mr. Hankey

Visualizing Your Money with Mr. Hankey

Oh no, I meant Mr. Sankey! I’m sorry but ever since I saw the name of this graph I wanted to make this joke. Terrible, I know. I call it Mr. Sankey because if you are familiar with Mr. Hankey from South Park (a piece of […]

Nov 2017 Family Income Report – $1,000,000 Baby!

Nov 2017 Family Income Report – $1,000,000 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 […]