Five Money Challenges to Try This Lent

If you’re looking for a money saving challenge for Lent (or just to challenge yourself) look no further! Here are 5 ideas to push yourself to be a little more frugal and pad your wallet:

Challenge #1 – Save $250 over 6 Weeks

This challenge should be pretty familiar to many. It’s a simple savings challenge to put away a … Read More

Home Ownership SUCKS

Sometimes, owning a home feels like constantly setting handfuls of cash on fire. 

We grew up dreaming of buying and owning a home.  For some reason, those dreams left out the bank, interest, mortgages, mortgage insurance, and random stuff breaking.  7 Years ago, my wife and I decided to forgo the “outrageous” rent increase we were asked to pay ($25/month) … Read More

Our Amazon Spending in 2018

How did we do?

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If you happened to read our post last year on Amazon spending (here if interested), you know that we were out of control.  Our annual spending at Amazon had grown to unsustainable levels. Most was spent on junk that we didn’t even need.  Since coming to terms with that spending, we’ve been much more conscious … Read More

15 Holiday Gift Ideas for Frugal Friends & Family

Holiday Gift Guide

Can you believe Christmas is just 2 short weeks away?  By now, you have hopefully made a gift giving budget and bought your holiday gifts while sticking to the budget.  Personally, we have overspent on Christmas again this year.

If you haven’t gone out and made your purchases yet and are looking for a little inspiration on … Read More