When Downsizing Just Doesn’t Work: One Family’s Failed Attempt at the RV Lifestyle

When Downsizing Just Doesn’t Work: One Family’s Failed Attempt at the RV Lifestyle

We’ve all seen them: those amazing articles about the families who ditched the traditional lifestyle in favor of experiences and life on the road. Whether it’s an RV or a tiny house, the message behind those articles is that downsizing can bring with it an almost ethereal bliss and, while there might be some “growing pains,” the family ends up stronger, happier, and more
fulfilled.

This isn’t one of those stories.

18 Practical Ways to Downsize and Simplify for the New Year

When people think about downsizing, they often imagine it as decluttering or minimalist living. In reality, there are so many ways you can downsize and simplify your life that have nothing to do with your stuff. However, it’s important to remember that clutter plays a huge roll in your mental health and can be crazy helpful when you want to simplify all areas of your life. Today I have got 18 practical ways to start downsizing and simplifying your life without stressing you out.

Setting Your Teen Up for Financial Success in Adulthood

Setting Your Teen Up for Financial Success in Adulthood

I was absolutely terrible with our finances when I was in my teens and 20s. In fact, most of my Friday paychecks were blown at the Mall of America leaving me with little to nothing come Saturday. What I know for sure as a part is that I do not want the same for my kids. If I am able to prevent them from any financial slip-ups then I have done my job. With my younger two, it has been easy and I hope they get a firm grasp on money by adulthood. For our teenager however, it has been more of a hustle. Trying to instill in her as much as I can before she flies the coop. If you find yourself in that same boat, I’ve got great tips for setting your teen up for financial success. 

36 Ways to Have More Money This Year Without Working More

Tom and I ended our 2017 by joining Financial Peace University. It was by far one of the best decisions I ever made. For the first time in my life I finally felt like I had a good grasp on money and was prepared to do anything I could to get more of it. Not so I could buy super expensive things, but so we can live with total financial freedom, travel more and all around live the lives we want to live. Now that I have changed my money mindset, I seem to keep finding ways to get more money in our pockets. So here are 33 ways to have more money and most of them don’t require much from you at all!

How Downsizing Saved My Marriage, Finances and Family

After our family moved from a townhouse into a large 3,400 square foot home we never could have imagined that this big upgrade in life would actually start tearing us apart. Today I want to reflect after a year and a half, get really honest and break down for you exactly what has changed in our lives for the better since the day we ditched the big house for a tiny “starter home.” Basically how downsizing helped our family overcome depression, avoid divorce and reunite us as a whole.