When asked to reflect on the first week of 31 Days of Living Well and Spending Zero, I realized that for me it's as much a parenting challenge as it is a no-spending challenge. I'm afraid I spoil my kid, and I need to stop.
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We've made it through the first four days of the 31 Days of Living Well and Spending Zero Challenge. While we breezed through Day's 2's inventory duty, I was challenged by menu planning and the other members of my family were surprised by all of the "No" decisions at the grocery store.
We've begun Frugal Living Boot Camp! Our household is making a commitment to changing our spending habits with the 31 Days of Living Well & Spending Zero Challenge, and we've already realized it's going to take some big changes.
I always overspend at Trader Joe's, buying things i enjoy but don't actually need without taking my food budget into account. Is it a lack of self-control? Or have I fallen victim to mental accounting?
There are three people in my house: One of us (me) eats anything, another of us eats anything in small portions, and a third who only eats white bread, apple sauce and things with cheese on them. Preferably slices of white bread with cheese on it. Looking at our grocery bills, we easily spend over $500 …
Mindful spending starts with the question "Need or Want?" After packing meals for Stop Hunger Now, I'm reevaluating how I answer that question.
Compound interest on student loans and credit card debt can get you in trouble. Compound interest on your investments works in your favor. How compound interest is both my enemy and my friend.
I’m a book lover and a book collector. I can spend hours browsing a bookstore or scouring Amazon. If I’m not careful, either of these can be a real budget buster. How do I feed my book habit without breaking the bank? By loving my local public library. If you haven’t been enjoying the public library, you …
While nice restaurants and event dates are nice, there are plenty of inexpensive ways to inject some romance into a relationship. I've listed my 10 favorite ways to save money while enjoying a little quality time with my honey.