Christmas expenses can get out of hand in a hurry! By December 26, chances are you feel like you have just hemorrhaged money for the last month. Because... well... you have. Christmas and it’s associated events are EXPENSIVE. And if you don’t plan ahead for those expenses, you … [Read more...] about The Smart Way to Budget for Christmas
I love to throw a party. And I really love a good birthday party! Especially for my kids. But birthday parties can get super expensive, in a HURRY. And if you don’t watch what you are doing and stick to a budget, they can end up being way more of an expense than you planned. … [Read more...] about Kid’s Birthday Party Budget Planning
I’m going to let you in on a little secret. You can afford to go on vacation every year. You totally can! I realize finding and saving enough money to take a vacation each year can be very stressful. Which is ironic, because you're trying to go on vacation to lower your stress … [Read more...] about Budgeting for Vacation: A Complete Guide
Emergencies happen. It's never a question of "if" one is coming your way, it's only a matter of "when" the emergency is coming your way. Your job is to be as prepared as possible for that emergency, including being financially prepared. So, what does being financially prepared … [Read more...] about How Much Emergency Savings Do You Really Need?
Cutting down on expenses isn’t something anyone looks forward to. But it doesn’t have to be awful either. I experimented with our budget for a few months and made a few tweaks, and what I found was astounding. I'll detail out the tiny changes we made. Essentially, this is a guide … [Read more...] about Save $615 This Month Without Even Noticing