Monthly Goal Review and Preview: April / May 2016

New month, which means it’s time to review and share some goals! April Goal Reviews We got slammed in April, financially and time-wise. Besides the usual, we had: both life insurance policy premiums due car inspection and taxes for our Honda Accord my driver’s license renewal our oldest’s dental check-up (we pay out of picket […]

Digit: Make Savings Your Default

Looking to boost your savings, but not sure where to find the money? Have you tried to save, but after paying bills it seems like there is nothing left over to save? One hack that has helped me is automatic savings. I set it up so once our direct deposit comes in, some of it […]

Simplify Gardening: How to Start a Compost Pile

Looking for ways to make your yard more beautiful and productive without spending a ton of money? Here’s how you can start a compost pile that is easy to maintain.  Creating a beautiful and productive garden and yard can be as expensive or time intensive as you afford. You can go to the store and […]

Becoming a Lumberjill and Chopping Down a Tree

As we’re making over our yard, we’ve had to learn quite a few things – starting a garden from seed, learning what poison oak, ivy, and sumac look like, and cutting back the briers. This weekend we took on a new challenge – chopping down trees. Chopping Trees These two pine trees were growing right […]

Monthly Goal Review and Preview: March / April 2016

New month, which means it’s time to review and share some goals! March Goal Review As bad as March was with all the unexpected expenses, I was able to get quite a few things done. I’m grateful that we’ve been able to slash or eliminate some bills, which gave a us a cushion. That said, […]

Challenge Everything: Cancelling Subscriptions

Not sure how things are where you’re at, but pollen is EVERYWHERE over here. As much as I hate dealing with allergies, I’m happy that spring is here. With a new month, it’s time to share our progress with our Challenge Everything project.  Challenging our bills is helping us get closer to our goals. It’s been […]