How to Get Your Husband on Board with a Budget

How to Get Your Husband on Board with a Budget

Is getting your husband to spend less driving you crazy? Today I’m answering the number one question I get asked again and again by readers: How do I get my husband on board with a budget? Try these 8 Tips for How to Get Your Husband on Board with a Budget.

How to Save for College on a Tight Budget

How to Save for College on a Tight Budget

You can help your kids save for college and drastically reduce their student loan debt, even on a tight budget. I was amazed at how much we can help our kids save, even with only very small contributions to their college savings. Check it out!

My Interviews with Mint.com and Coupons Daily

My Interviews with Mint.com and Coupons Daily

A little while back I had a big moment as a frugal living blogger. I was contacted by Mint.com for an interview. There are few sites that I would be quite that excited about talking with, as Mint’s budgeting software played such a big role in helping my family...
My Debt Free Budget Breakdown

My Debt Free Budget Breakdown

Wondering how much you should spend in each budget category? Here is a budget percentage breakdown comparing our real life monthly household budget, Dave Ramsey’s budget percentages, and the spending habits of the typical American. Plus, tips for making your own debt free budget plan.

15 Minutes to Figure Out Where Your Money’s Going

15 Minutes to Figure Out Where Your Money’s Going

The very first step for how to budget your money or save money is to find out what your current spending habits are. These budgeting tips will help you setup your budget categories and become your own budget analyst. Find out where all your money’s going, and get on your way to your personal finance goals.

Why I Kissed Costco Goodbye

Why I Kissed Costco Goodbye

Shannon here! The post you are about to read is a rare guest post here on GrowingSlower. When Heather from My Overflowing Cup approached me with an article entitled “Why I Kissed Costco Goodbye,” I almost choked on my coffee right before deleting her...

Don’t Cut this Budget Category

I’m kind of an all or nothing kind of girl. I’m guessing that comes from my INTJ-ness (if you’re a fan of Myers Briggs you might know what I mean). When I start a project, I’m all in, which translates pretty well to making a budget, getting out...
6 Reasons your Budget is Failing, and how to fix it

6 Reasons your Budget is Failing, and how to fix it

Do you make these big budgeting mistakes? If you find yourself going over budget every month, I can almost guarantee you are. But there’s good news! Each of these budget blunders is VERY easy to fix, and I’ll show you how. Before you know it, you’ll be able to stick to a budget at last!

Where I stand on the envelope system.

The envelope system is great for staying on budget, but what do you do when you still want to responsibly use credit cards or debt cards for some of your expenses? The answer is a digital envelope system, and I’ll show you step by step how to set it up....
Saving with a Purpose

Saving with a Purpose

It’s easy to get caught up in tips on the all the money saving tips and trying to DIY absolutely everything, but I never want this mission for a frugal life to turn into misled miserliness. Quite the opposite. Living frugally, like many other aspects of simple...

How to Reduce Financial Stress in 2014

When Angela of The Laundry Moms asked me to write an encouraging guest post for moms, I knew just what I would write about. If you’re sick of stressing out over your finances, I hope that this post will be both an encouragement to you as well as a practical...
Amazon Prime: Frugal or Foolish?

Amazon Prime: Frugal or Foolish?

Every year during No Spend Month, I like to take some time to reevaluate the bills on what I call the “negotiable categories” of our budget. These would be things like the cost of internet service, insurance, and memberships like Costco and Amazon Prime....

Budgeting 101: Dealing with Bills

In the last year, we have found budgeting to be such an eye-opening experience. Despite our best attempts to avoid it, it’s pretty much impossible to get your finances in order and reach long term goals without a budget. Today, Shannon Thomas from Mish Mash Mama...

How to Make a Budget {Part 2}

How to Make a Budget In Part 1 of the How to Make a Budget series we took a detailed look at our existing spending habits. I know this was an eye opening experience for our family. Now in Part 2 we will take that information and combine it with our goals for spending...

How to Make a Budget {Part 1}

Whether you are making a budget for the first time or just updating one, the process is quick and easy. I’ll be breaking budgeting into three simple steps, if you’d like to join with us in making a budget this month. Do a few minutes of homework each week,...

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