In Case of Emergency… Sooner or later an emergency is bound to happen. Sometimes more than one will happen in a short time. Sometimes they’re not so little. Whether you call it your E-fund, your Murphy repellent, or just your savings you need at least three to six months worth of expenses set aside. This … Continue reading Emergency! Why You Need an Emergency fund Now!
We own vehicles. Three in fact. They are not new cars; they are however good cars.. Since we’d like to keep it that way we decided it was high time we set up a fund for auto maintenance.
Just Tuesday I posted Emergency! Why You Need an Emergency Fund Now! I talked about how this particular item is our financial focus right now and where we are in the baby steps. Little did I know that Wednesday we would experience an emergency. Murphy must’ve heard me talking about him.
There are lots of ways to get your hustle on these days ranging from the traditional (second, part-time job) to the unconventional (reward points websites, survey sites, transportation). Here is a look at ways to increase that important emergency fund, make a little spending money, stretch your budget, or pay down debt sooner.
We have so much to be thankful for! We have two healthy kids, great results on our annual health reviews earlier this month. I am currently enjoying a week at home with both kids. Okay, I’m enjoying most of it. We’ve had our moments, but it just goes with the territory! Without further ado, here is our life update!
Sometimes it feels like we just struck a match and sent our hard-earned money up in flames. Imperfect people create imperfect budgets. Here’s what to do when the budget doesn’t work.
No-spend challenges are more popular than ever. If you’ve ever thought about doing a no-spend challenge now is a great time to get started! Save up some money for Christmas if you haven’t already, put the money saved toward your debt, or add it to the emergency fund. And for #blogtober day 2 here are … Continue reading 3 Tips to Survive and Succeed in a No Spend Challenge
As a minimalist, I don’t waste money on things I never gave a second thought about before starting my minimalist journey. I knew at the start becoming a minimalist would make my home more peaceful, but I had no idea it would actually help me keep more money in the bank!
Two of the most common ways to pay off debt are the debt snowball and the debt avalanche. Chances are you’ve probably heard of at least one of them, if not both. I’m going to outline the basic concepts as well as the pros and cons of using both to pay off debt. *This page … Continue reading Ways to Pay off Debt: The Debt Snowball vs The Debt Avalanche
Be the Gatekeeper Your Family Needs and Gain the Peace of Mind You’ve Always Wanted Ever feel stressed when you walk in the door at the end of the day? Is home not the peaceful, serene place you hoped it would be? Wonder how all that stuff wound up there? Wonder what is in the … Continue reading 3 Tips to Gain Peace of Mind: Be the Gatekeeper