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6 Frugal Wins & 3 Frugal Fails – November 2017

6 Frugal Wins & 3 Frugal Fails – November 2017

[This post may contain affiliate links at no additional cost to you. Please read my disclosures for more info.] Oh, what an eventful month. Usually, it takes me 2 months to gather up eventful frugal wins and fails but we’ve got something in just a month already! […]

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 […]

5 Frugal Dog Things We Don’t Do

5 Frugal Dog Things We Don’t Do

[This post may contain affiliate links at no additional cost to you. Please read my disclosures for more info.] Dogs can take a bite out of your budget if you’re not careful. But being Man’s Best Friends, it’s hard to resist splurging on our wet nosed pals. […]

How to Comparison Shop for Happiness

How to Comparison Shop for Happiness

With the holidays coming up, there is going to be a lot of smart shoppers out there searching for the best deals. But for now, I’ve created a shopping guide for something else more important than getting the best deals on Black Friday. I’m working […]

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 independent. 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 […]

The Conversation The Fortunate Few Gets to Have

The Conversation The Fortunate Few Gets to Have

[ Follow up post to “The Fight That Made Me A Better Wife” ] So here we both are, after a fight, hanging out on our Craigslist sofa that came with a mysterious orange stain. It’s already pitch black outside because Jared spent another 12 […]

The Fight That Made Me A Better Wife

The Fight That Made Me A Better Wife

Mr. Breadwinner’s Burden… My husband grew angry and threw his phone at me. It felt like a punch in the gut. It didn’t hurt much but the surprise felt like a slap in the face. My husband is a sweetheart; that is a fact. Jared […]

Ta-Da! How I Failed The SNAP Diet Challenge

Ta-Da! How I Failed The SNAP Diet Challenge

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. That didn’t take me long. I was at it for a WHOLE 5 DAYS! My husband was right, again. I hate it when he’s right. To celebrate my failure, I’m treating my wounded ego to some leftover Halloween candy (mini gummi bears and fun-sized […]