Online Classes You Can Take for FREE!

Often when someone talks about furthering your education that means heading back to school. But did you know there are tons of online classes you can take for FREE? This is a great way to advance your education for work or help land you a new job. There are classes on programming, graphic design, online marketing, language, and more! Here’s a few I found that might interest you. READ MORE »

More Ways to Save for Valentine’s Day


Have you started planning your Valentine’s Day yet?  Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that people either love or hate. I’m personally not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day, but I have been known to celebrate it with my hubby from time to time.  READ MORE »

Exercise on a Budget with these Tips

It’s January which means a lot of us will be starting out fresh with our goals of exercise. There are so many ways we can get our bodies toned and fit and you don’t need to break the bank. Maybe it’s time to try something new to keep you motivated. Here are a few ways you can exercise on a budget: READ MORE »

Easy Ways to Save for Valentine’s Day


What are you plans for Valentine’s Day?  Valentine’s Day is on a Friday this year. Are you planning on going on a date night?  Or, perhaps are you wanting to go away for a romantic weekend? There are so many opportunities for things to do for this Valentine’s Day, but there are 2 things that are certain.  It will be busy and it will be expensive!  READ MORE »

Easy Ways to Save on Dining Out


Do you dine out often?  Is it killing your budget?  Trust me, I get it. I used to spend hundreds of dollars every single month going out to eat with my husband and kids.  HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS PER MONTH. That’s just ridiculous. It is one of the things I am most ashamed of in my financial journey.  I imagine all of the places that money could have gone instead.  READ MORE »

5 Easy Ways to Organize Your Life in the New Year

Welcome to 2020! I love starting out fresh with a new year. I am a list girl. I love having my day/week/year organized and ready for me. I love having meals organized and planned for the week. I love having a central location for all of our important papers, calendars and news. I love having tasks written down in my phone so I don’t forget important activities I have for the day. I love having a spot for every item in my home so clean up is quick. All of these simple thing help me stay organized. If you’re ready for a new year and to be a little more organized, here are 5 tips that will help you out. READ MORE »

DON’T Set New Year Resolutions – Do This Instead!

It’s a new year. Here we are again looking back at last year and wondering what happened to the new year resolutions we set at the beginning of 2019. And if you’re like me, they didn’t stick to long, unfortunately. I always have high hopes and do so well but by a month or two in I’m overwhelmed. So instead of setting new year resolutions I’m doing this. READ MORE »

Birthday Party Ideas on a Budget

It’s almost the new year which means we start over on Birthdays! That might bring a little stress to your life if you’re not ready or prepared. But never fear, you can throw that awesome birthday party and stay in budget with just a few of these tips. Be preparing now and you won’t regret it! READ MORE »

How to Make Cake Mix Cookies- Perfect for Santa’s Christmas Eve Cookies

I love making cookies, especially at this time of year. I turn on a little Christmas music and get baking. I had to share with you one of my most favorite cookie recipes. These cake mix cookies are AWESOME. What makes them awesome? They are fool proof. Seriously. It requires little ingredients, not a lot of time, and they turn out great! You can also make them with a variety of cake mixes and add in different candies, chips and sprinkles. YUM! Kids can even help with this recipe. I like to have them help me with these cookies for Christmas Eve. Then we leave a few out for Santa. I hope you enjoy these as much as our family does. READ MORE »

6 Reasons to Choose Experience Gifts Instead of Regular Gifts

Is your holiday shopping complete?  I didn’t think so. What gifts have you purchased already?  Are you still struggling trying to figure out what to buy your kids or spouse? Let me offer you a little bit of advice.  Skip the toys and gadgets, slippers and socks, the generic gift baskets, etc. I mean, think about it for a minute. How many toys do your kids have put up in their rooms and closets that they haven’t touched in months?  I am going to guess it’s a lot. Do not spend your hard earned money on stuff that no one is going to enjoy. Instead, I highly recommend experience gifts for presents this year.  READ MORE »

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