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What are Your Frugal Indulgences?

Even though our budget will be limited for a while as we move into the new house and tackle this last lingering debt off, we still like to have a bit of fun this year. Some people associate frugality and simplicity as deprivation. You’re not supposed to buy things or do anything that’s unproductive. To me, […]

Finding the Right House for You

While there seems to be no shortage of posts on how to buy a house (Google has over a billion results last time I checked!), there are only a relatively few on the more important process – how to find the right place for you. How to Buy a House (That’s Right For You) If you’re looking […]

Embracing an Imperfect Work Schedule

So this was my first week following the new work schedule. It didn’t going as well as I hoped (wish I got more done), but it’s so much better than what I expected (feeling good about what was accomplished). Why I Needed a New Work Schedule Last year was eventful to say the least.  I […]

How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Simplifying your finances can be an effective way to break the living paycheck to paycheck cycle. One step that has been helpful for us is tracking our spending. With so many accounts, bills, and goals, it can be easy to not know where the money is going. Easy Way to Track Your Money Keeping tabs […]

Adjust as Needed When Simplifying Your Life

As we simplify our lives this year there is one thing I will be fighting to keep in mind – it’s okay to adjust as needed. The constant in life is change. Don’t feel bad if you have to rework things. It’s said the done though. I think we can be so hard on ourselves for […]

Build Around What You Value

One of my goals for this year is to keep my work schedule to no more than 25 hours per week. With two little ones, it’s not practical for me to devote more time. I’d rather spend time with my girls and do fantastic work for a few projects than try to squeeze everything in. […]