3 Ways to Start Investing With Only $100. From Beginner to Pro

Investing can be a scary thing for people. Just the word alone can be intimidating. What a lot of people don’t realize is that there are several companies working to make investing easier for everyone. Not only has investing becoming more accessible, but you can get started with only $100! I have compiled 3 of the best ways to start investing for beginners. Whether you are just wanting to dip your toes into the investment pool, or you are ready to get aggressive and start making some huge profits, there is something in this list for you.

10 Tips to Give Your Small Master Bedroom a Makeover on a Tight Budget

Who doesn’t love spending a weekend in a hotel? Tom and I loved our romantic getaway at the Loews Hotel Minneapolis this past fall and when we came home our bedroom felt, well, a little underwhelmed. After downsizing our house we set out with the intention of creating a home rather than a well-decorated house. We wanted each room to have a purpose. A living room should feel cozy and welcoming, a kitchen should feel warm and open and a master bedroom should feel relaxing and tranquil. Unfortunately, our dated comforter (that was literally filled with holes) and our too-small discount sheets left us feeling more frustrated and grimy. Now that we are debt free, we have finally been able to give our small master bedroom a makeover that it needed. Here are 10 tips on how you can give your bedroom a makeover even on a tight budget.

10 Tips for Plant Aesthetic in Small Space Decorating

My brothers gifted me a hand-made table…although I think of it as more of a bench. It fit perfectly under the window in our living room and gave me the perfect opportunity to try owning plants again. Because I enjoy keeping a simple space it has been tough for me to figure out a good plant aesthetic for decorating our small house. This bench seemed like a perfect starting point. As I started researching, I started to find similar trends that other minimalists have used to add plants to their small house decorating without making their spaces feel cluttered. Here are 10 tips for having good plant aesthetic when you are living in a small space.

Create a Simple Budget with a Piece of Paper and a Smartphone

While I am a huge fan of budgeting apps like the EveryDollar budget, I’m also a person who comprehends things so much better when I write them down. In fact, my first simple budget was nothing more than a piece of paper and a smartphone. Often times I still need to use this message just to help my brain really pay attention to where my money is going every month. It’s why I created an easy to use Budget Bundle. I needed something that was specific to my budgeting needs that was easy to follow and I knew others probably felt the same. Check out the budget bundle. So, if you don’t like worksheets, how do you start a budget with a piece of paper and a smartphone? I promise it’s a lot easier than you think.

Minimize Travel Stress with One Bag Packing for the Whole Family

When asked, travelers said that the planning stage of travel was the most stressful part of a vacation, especially the packing. This should be a chance to relax, unwind, and have fun, so find ways to cut down stress wherever possible. If you are a mom packing for her husband and kids, then the packing struggle is even more real. Therefore, consider embracing minimalism. Even if you have three or four children, one bag packing is possible. Cutting stress in this area allows you to spend more time planning activities, so you and the family can really enjoy your trips together.