Budget Tips

How To Negotiate Medical Bills For Less Than You Owe

Our story In early 2018 our youngest son had what we thought was a stomach virus.  We kept him home from daycare, cuddled him, and tried to get him to keep liquids down.  It wasn’t until the second day at 11:00 pm that my gut told me something else was wrong. He was 3 at […] Read more…

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6 Ways To Stick To Your Budget

A few months ago I asked people on Instagram what they struggle with most when it comes to budgeting and saving money.  An overwhelming amount of people said that they struggle with actually sticking to their budget each month. I know firsthand that self-discipline is easy in theory, but can be extremely difficult in real […] Read more…

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How To Have A Baby While On A Budget

this post contains affiliate links Back in 2011 my husband and I found out we were pregnant.  Although we were thrilled, we knew that our lifestyle had to change.  You see, we were two teachers with $111,000 worth of debt hovering over us.  We spent more than $500 each month on eating out and we […] Read more…

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How Cutting Cable Benefited Our Family

Our family has been a cable-free household since 2013. We were those weird people who said adios to our DVR before it was common. The decision to eliminate cable from our budget was not a high and mighty decision. In fact, my husband and I were both a little distraught to know that ESPN and […] Read more…

11 Ways to Earn Extra Money

Are you short on money each month?  If you dread checking the mail for fear of another bill, then it might be time to start earning extra money on top of your current job.  Below are 11 options for how you can earn extra money to help cover loans, bills, or just rack up some […] Read more…

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