Welcome to GrowingSlower! I’m Shannon, and this is the real mom’s guide to simple living on a budget. At GrowingSlower you’ll find simple strategies for…Saving Money, Cutting your Grocery Budget, Simple Living, and Family Life.
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Don’t forget these 18 commonly forgotten budget items in your personal budget. From tax prep to car registration, plan ahead and stick to your budget at last!read more
As part of the Simplifying Life series, I’m sharing one tip that drastically simplified my life. You all know I am all about keeping it simple and making small changes that make a big impact! In this post I’m sharing my 1 essential tip for saving money on groceries, and how it has drastically simplified my grocery shopping routine. Plus, I’m sharing my actual grocery shopping list from November, so you can see exactly what this looks like put into action.read more
Wondering How to Be Debt Free? Try these 9 crazy ways to save money and get out of debt fast. This is how we paid off $22k in less than 9 months. It works!read more
Back when I first read about the concept of being “debt free” I immediately dismissed it. Ya right, there’s absolutely no way we’ll be able to do that on one low-income with one little kid and another one on the way. That’s great for them, but they don’t know how much debt we have and how small our income is!
At that point, I had pretty much accepted the fact that my husband and I would finally be paying off our student loans about the time our kids hit college age. There wasn’t even a tiny inkling of hope that our family would be debt free within ten years, let alone one!
At long last, our toddler started sleeping through the night on a consistent basis. We tried absolutely everything to help him of the course of our long journey in pursuit of sleep. If you’re struggling with total exhaustion, desperate to help your toddler sleep, here are all the details of how we finally got there!read more
Just over three months ago, almost on a whim, my hubby and I decided to start putting a little extra on our student loans. It seemed like a small amount that would hardly make a dent in the huge sum we owed, until we really started looking at the numbers. You see, I’ve lately learned the value of what once seemed like an inconsequential amount and what a big difference it can make in helping you pay off debt faster.read more
Don’t try to take on everything at once. Commit to adopting two or three of these money saving ideas each month. It really will add up over time!read more
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