Budget and Finance

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Kitchen Organization Quick Fix

Kitchen Organization Quick Fix

Organizing can be done in different forms, and by just changing a few elements in your house you can accomplish this.  Not only will you be changing the entire looks of an area in your house, but you also get to improve the systems of organization surrounding it. One of the most popular rooms in the home to renovate is…

It’s April! Do You Know Where Your Taxes Are?

I had the absolute best day on Friday.  The thing is, I've been DREADING doing my taxes this year.  I mean DREADING!!  Every time I saw signs of spring/Easter/Turbo Tax at the store or on a commercial, I started to get anxiety.  Heart palpitations.  Is it really almost APRIL??  Is April 15th really almost upon me??  I was seriously having…

The Emergency Fund

I was so excited this week because, finally, we were going to  be at least a month ahead on all of our bills.  It was going to be so nice to have that little cushion of money in case anything were to happen, we'd have at least a month before we really needed to start worrying.  What happened next?  Well,…

The School Supply Lists and How Much It All Cost . . .

Item Price 3rdGrade:• 4 solid colored paper pocket folders w/prongs • 1 composition book (100 pages) • 1 package red pens • 1 pink eraser • 1 pkg. (blue, pink, green, yellow) highlighters • 1 – 1 1/2” white binder • 1 set 5 notebook dividers (Avery write on) • 1 set of 12-48 sharpened colored pencils • 1 ten count…

Setting Up a Budget for Kids

My 10 year old, Erica, is the worst with money!  She tries to spend money before she even gets it. I really don’t think she’s learned that, since we’ve never had a discussion about how we can purchase things before we have money for them, but intuitively, she knows it’s possible.  Whenever we go to the store, she wants everything…
What to Watch for While Back To School Shopping

What to Watch for While Back To School Shopping

            This last Saturday evening one of my best friends and I went to Wal-Mart to buy school supplies (yeah, we’re party animals).  Our kids go to the same small school, and our oldest boys are in the same class.  We went without our kids, for many reasons, but mainly because we knew we would not spend as much money. …
Back-to-School Shopping Made Easy

Back-to-School Shopping Made Easy

            Arg!  I hate finally having to admit that summer is winding down and I’m going to have to suck it up and go back-to-school shopping.  Shopping with four kids, ages eight and under, is not a fun adventure, that’s why I try to scout out the best deals and have a plan of attack before I even leave the…
How to Organize Your Back to School

How to Organize Your Back to School

Thank you to Crocs for sponsoring this blog post. Please click here to learn more about Crocs’ new Back to School line. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective. All opinions expressed here are my own. It's August, and around here that means school will be starting very soon!  We are lucky enough here in Utah…

Couponing for the Busy Mom

After watching shows like Extreme Couponing, you realize it’s possible to save money on your groceries.  But really, who has time to cut all those coupons, organize them, and then plan out your shopping trip?  The gals that truly save tons of money, spend loads of time doing this. You can still see great savings on your grocery bill, but…

New Ebook – How to Get Organized in 20 Days!

I wanted to officially announce the new e-workbook I have written to help you get organized!  It's called Organized in 20 Days, and is available for $6.50 (today is the last day of the sale, tomorrow the price will go back up to $7.45) Inside you will find worksheets, checklists, and even a budgeting "workshop".  Each day is laid out…