Frugal Living · Frugal Meals

Easiest Homemade Yogurt Ever!

Making our own homemade yogurt is definitely one of our favorite ways we save money! It is so incredibly easy and saves a ton of money over store bought! You’ll have an entire gallon of yogurt for the price of your gallon of milk. As if the price savings wasn’t enough reason to make it… Continue reading Easiest Homemade Yogurt Ever!

Budgeting · Debt Repayment Updates · Finances

How we paid off $60,000 in ONE YEAR on ONE MAIN INCOME

How we paid off $60,000 in ONE YEAR on ONE INCOME Yes you read that right. In 2016 we paid off a total of…..$60,321. If you’re new to our story and wondering how on earth we have such a crazy amount of debt, read our story here. When we first started our debt journey, we… Continue reading How we paid off $60,000 in ONE YEAR on ONE MAIN INCOME

Finances

The Power of Prayer in your Finances

  If you were being completely honest you might admit to praying for someone with a health issue, your child(ren), or large world peace issues but have you thought about bringing your finances before the Lord? Matthew 10:30 says “Even the very hairs on your head are numbered.” Certainly if God has numbered every hair… Continue reading The Power of Prayer in your Finances

Frugal Living

Homemade Orange Vinegar All-Purpose Cleaner

Incase you’re not familiar with our debt journey yet we started off with $245,000 worth of mostly student loan debt. We’ve paid off $139,000 so far in 3.5 years which means we have had to cut back on almost EVERYTHING in our budget. We do everything we can, including washing our own ziploc bags, to avoid going to… Continue reading Homemade Orange Vinegar All-Purpose Cleaner

Debt Repayment Updates

January 2017 Debt Update

Debt Repayment: In January 2017 we paid off a total of $3,794! At the end of January 2017 our total debt remaining was $107,440. We paid off our furnace! We celebrated with a fun night at church with tons of inflatables! It was a cheap celebration, $14 but worth it for paying off the $4,500 furnace. Last… Continue reading January 2017 Debt Update

Frugal Living

Homemade Laundry Detergent

You want to save money but you are always lacking time. You can only invest the time to make products that are going to save you the absolute most money. I completely get it. Making our homemade laundry detergent is absolutely one of the largest ways we save money. It’s about 85-95% cheaper than store bought and… Continue reading Homemade Laundry Detergent

Frugal Living · Frugal Meals

Cheap & Healthy Egg and Veggie Casserole

Do you have every intention of bringing your breakfast with you to work only to run out of time and stop to pick something up? Do you want to eat something healthy but think your limited budget means you have to eat cold cereal? This is a super cheap and healthy breakfast (or lunch) idea… Continue reading Cheap & Healthy Egg and Veggie Casserole

Finances

Top 5 Ways to Stay Motivated While Paying Off Debt

Making the choice to gain control of your finances and pay off debt is NOT easy. Paying off $245,000 worth of debt is absolutely NOT easy. The absolutely only way that we’ve been able to pay off as much as we have so far ($136,000 in 3.5 years) is by continuing to keep motivated. It’s fairly… Continue reading Top 5 Ways to Stay Motivated While Paying Off Debt

Frugal Living · With Kids

How to Save THOUSANDS of Dollars on Childrens’ Clothes Per Year

Currently I have three children, all under the age of 6 and I don’t think I’ve spent more than a few hundred dollars TOTAL on all 3 kids’ clothing their entire lives. Most of that cost was for our first daughter before we were very frugal and didn’t live close to friends or family for… Continue reading How to Save THOUSANDS of Dollars on Childrens’ Clothes Per Year

Finances · Frugal Living

Top 20 CRAZY things we’ve done to get out of debt!

Dave Ramsey talks a lot about being gazelle intense while getting out of debt. Have you ever wondered what that really means on a day to day basis? Do you ever wonder what some actual examples are of what we have sacrificed on our debt journey? These are the top 20 craziest, most gazelle intense,… Continue reading Top 20 CRAZY things we’ve done to get out of debt!