Category: Budgeting

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The First of the Month

Today is July 1st! Every month on the first of the month I update my spreadsheets and track my net worth. I try not to do that during the month. Though, of course, I...

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How to Entertain On a Budget

You guys! Summer is here! Well, mostly. We’ve been having a very wet spring and I don’t think we’ve gotten two consecutive days without rain in a month, but summer is here! And you...

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The Cons of Buying Online

My vanity debacle is a prime example of the negatives of buying online. When we were renovating our house, I first found a vanity that I loved online at Home Depot. We needed a...

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Subscription Boxes Galore!

Here’s a funny story. At least 10 or so years ago now, a friend of mine signed up for a subscription to a website (not porn). It cost $5 a month so it wasn’t...

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Six Months With No Cable!

It’s been almost 6 months since we cut cable and I thought now might be a good time to revisit this topic and see how we’re faring. Especially since it’s winter and gross and...

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5 Gits Under $20

It’s that time of year again. Christmas! My favorite time of year. For real. I’ve outlined how I budget for Christmas shopping already, you can check that post out here, but people love lists....

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Emergency Funds – How Much Do You Need?

Raise your hand if you’ve heard this one – you should have $1,000 in an emergency fund at all times. Sound familiar? Popularized by Dave Ramsey’s “debt snowball” plan to help folks get out...