Category: frugal living

frugal living, Holidays

Cheap and easy last minute Trolls costume

Need a cheap and easy last minute Halloween costume? M really wanted to be Branch from the movie Trolls for Halloween this year. Untl I finished making his costume, after which he informed me that he really wanted to be Spiderman. Womp womp. Danny and I are going to be Bergens from the movie, so …

budget, frugal living, travel

HOW TO TAKE A BEACH VACATION ON A BUDGET

We recently returned from a trip to Destin, Florida, inspired but otherwise uninterrupted by Hurricane Irma. We decided we ought to practice what we preach, and got a group of friends from church together to donate supplies to Hurricane Irma victims. We planned out our trip the week before Irma was supposed to hit, not …

frugal living

FREE THINGS I CAN DO TO HELP VICTIMS OF HURRICANE IRMA

We are deeply saddened to hear of the impact of Hurricane Irma. Many people are without homes. There is flooding. There were deaths. There is still a lack of power for over a million people in its path. Mother Nature is angry. In the United States alone, wild fires have burned through California, Colorado, Idaho, …

frugal living

FREE THINGS TO DO WITH A TODDLER

There is no shortage of free things to do with a toddler. That has been a pleasant surprise to me, since I have had some time off the past few weeks and have gotten to spend a lot of time at home with my favorite toddler. Spring weather however, can certainly be unpredictable, cleaving occasionally onto …

budget, frugal living, Holidays

HOW TO DO EASTER ON A BUDGET

This year we are celebrating Easter on a budget. Obviously. (cough cough $600k of debt cough). I LOVE holidays. All the holidays. Even though I love them, in some ways it would be easy to just simply not celebrate them. Just think of the money we would save! But, come on, that is no way …

budget, eating healthy, frugal living, grocery shopping

HOW TO EAT HEALTHY ON A BUDGET

How can I eat healthy on a budget? Grocery shopping on a budget is tricky enough but what about grocery shopping for healthy foods on a tight budget? Is it possible? Will I have to bury myself in hundreds of coupons and get confrontational with my cashier who will inevitably reject my coupons at check out? Since we …

budget, frugal living

HOW TO SUCCEED ON A NO SPEND CHALLENGE

Have you heard of a “no spend challenge”? Basically, how you do a no spend challenge is… you don’t spend any money! haha. Super complicated! 😉 As part of our FinFit-30 Challenge, last week we challenged our readers to not spend any money from Monday through Friday (the work week). We called it a “no spend …

budget, frugal living, grocery shopping

GROCERY BUDGET MAKEOVER

Does your grocery budget make you want to hide under your sheets? Ours certainly has in the past. Which is why we looked into a Grocery Budget Makeover by Erin Chase. The majority of questions people ask us when they are starting out their budget tend to revolve around cutting out expenses. One easy way …