financial impacts of being a SAHM

How Being a SAHM Hurt Us Financially and What I Learned

Since we are in a period of transition, I've asked a few freelancing friends to post here. They are looking for work (so am I) and are looking for exposure. I didn't want my blog to sit in limbo while we moved. Win-win! Today's guest is Vicky, who basically has a cautionary tale of being a SAHM - … [Read more...]


10 Finance Tips From an Empty Nester

Things are slowly, but surely, coming together for my husband and I as we transition to a new home across the country. It's still a busy time, so I have opened up my place to some fellow freelancers. (Hire me! Hire them!) Today's fantastic guest is Sharee. We decided that she would offer up a … [Read more...]

frugal family camping trip

How to Make Your Family Camping Trip a Frugal One

If you've been following me for a few months, you know this is a big week for us as we gear up for the big move. I've invited some fellow freelancers to pop in the blog and today is Tennille's second appearance. When you’re trying to get out of debt camping is a great frugal way to spend quality … [Read more...]

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Frugal Homemaking Tips: Save Time and Money

If you've been a reader for a few months, you know that I'm in the middle of a big move. For that reason, I have invited some fellow freelancers to join me on the blog, so you guys have fresh content. Please welcome today's guest, Debra! I am a total homemaking geek. My fascination with … [Read more...]

why I left my job

Why I Left My Job with $280,000 in Debt

As long-time readers know, I never really thought I'd want to be a stay-at-home mom, but the emotional realization came to me during my third trimester about 5 years ago. Then I realized we couldn't afford it. I've often asked myself what would have happened if one of my children had been born … [Read more...]

how to get your family onboard

Got Debt? How to Get Your Family On Board to Pay it Off

As many of you know, I am gearing up for big changes in our life. That means time is short and I wanted to be able to be present for my family during this big transition - without killing my burgeoning freelancing career. I asked a few talented freelancing friends to step in to help me out, and … [Read more...]


How to Not Hold a Yard Sale

When my mother passed away, my sister was the one who retrieved and stored many of her belongings. I was in an apartment in college; my sister had a small house that was already pretty packed. She ended up having to store some things in a storage locker. Later on she was able to get a larger house, … [Read more...]