Create a Co-op to Reduce Your Budget and Save Tons of Time

Have you ever heard the saying, “It takes a village?” More importantly, have you ever wondered where to find yourself a village? We all need help from time to time and this whole life thing can start to feel pretty lonely especially if you’re a parent. Often times everything falls on our shoulders. Money, making dinner, school sports … and what about time for ourselves? What can you do when you feel like people are counting on you to do everything? Well, a new trend suggests, you stop doing it all by creating a co-op. How can a co-op reduce your budget and save you tons of time? Well, let’s talk about that.

We Did Our Debt Free Scream — Now What?

Those of you on any form of social media or group chat with me, you probably know by now that Tom and I got to do our “Debt Free Scream” this past Thursday.

We began our budget for February a few weeks ago, I told Tom that I think we were going to be able to pay off the last of our debt. You know what? He cried. Sobbing mess. No, not really. But we both got teary-eyed and took a moment to think about what in the world “debt free” would actually mean for us. We were toward being debt free for so long that the actual thought of it happening wasn’t something that had crossed our minds.

8 Steps to Follow to Get Out of Debt On One Income.

Getting out of debt when you are living off one income could be a stressful thought. Not to worry, there are small strategies you can follow that will allow you to figure out a game plan on how to get out of debt on one income without totally going crazy. This budget break down strategy is based off one of the sections in my Debt Busting Budget course. You can snag the free Budget Breakdown printout here as well.

How I Grew My Pinterest Monthly Viewers to 1.8 million. My One Day Strategy.

If you have been running a blog or a website for a while you know by now that Pinterest can be the absolute best thing for your traffic. While Pinterest has always been the best source of traffic for me while running the blog, I am kicking myself for not catching on to the best time saving strategy to help grow my page views. This month I tried something totally different …and I did it all in one day. One day’s worth of work has paid off all month long. My blog traffic is up and my Pinterest views have skyrocketed. Listen up folks because I am about to share with you the exact way I improved all these numbers in only one day!

Let’s Talk About Why Our Microwave Doesn’t Match Our Kitchen

So not too long after we moved into our smaller house, our microwave went out. Because we were smack dab in the middle of debt payoff we decided that a new microwave was not our top priority. It wasn’t until we were visiting our oldest daughter at her apartment and our other daughter asked, “Do you have a pot I can warm this up in?” –She was referring to some cider that she wanted to warm up. We were all met with blank stares as everyone realized we had been living like…basically cavemen for months. Sure, it was no big deal that we were warming our leftovers on the stove…until we realized that our children had totally forgotten about the modern convenience of a microwave. So why didn’t we just shell out the $200 for a new one? Well, I’ll tell you.