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What to Do When Something Sucks

What to Do When Something Sucks

Sometimes life just sucks. You get terrible news and it feels like you’ve been punched in the stomach. *Note: You may have noticed that things look a little different around here.  Check out our new about page to learn more about the recent changes to this website. ...

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Big Changes Coming Soon!

Big Changes Coming Soon!

This has been the craziest, most change-filled year of my entire life. We finished paying off six figure student loan debt, we finally bought our first home, I had a surgery I’d been putting off for a while, I got a new car, my step dad received a difficult diagnosis...

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Is Dave Ramsey a Hypocrite?

Is Dave Ramsey a Hypocrite?

It's no secret that I'm a huge Dave Ramsey fan. Reading his book The Total Money Makeover completely changed my life.  My husband and I took Financial Peace University at our church and attended Dave's Money and Marriage event in Minneapolis. *Disclosure: This post...

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4 Compelling Reasons NOT to Use the Cash Envelope System

4 Compelling Reasons NOT to Use the Cash Envelope System

I recently started using the cash envelope system and it’s been amazing so far!  It makes the budgeting process so simple and easy. I don’t have to feel nervous or guilty about spending money on fun stuff because it’s already been budgeted for and I know EXACTLY how...

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50 Cash Envelope Category Ideas

50 Cash Envelope Category Ideas

I started using the Dave Ramsey's cash envelope system for budgeting recently, and it's a game changer! I love anything that makes life a little simpler, and cash envelopes make budgeting SO easy. *Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. Read our full...

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500 Things I’m Thankful For

500 Things I’m Thankful For

We all know that focusing on what we’re thankful for can make us feel happier.  Many of us have written lists of 5 things we’re grateful for, or 20, or 50…but have you ever made a list of 500 things you appreciate? I decided to create this list of 500 things because I...

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Buying a Home? 4 Hidden Costs You Haven’t Considered

Buying a Home? 4 Hidden Costs You Haven’t Considered

Buying a home is likely one of the largest financial decisions you will make in your lifetime. We all know that buying a house is expensive, but it can be tough to estimate exactly how much cash you'll need if you aren't aware of some of the more "hidden" costs of...

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