5 Tips for Less Phone Time and More Life This Summer

Ahhh, the battle against the screens. It’s a problem we know all too well these days. You can’t go to a restaurant, baseball game or even social gathering without seeing someone glued to their phone. More than ever, summer should be a time for memory making. You don’t want to miss out on everything that’s happening in front of you because you are nose deep in your phone. That being said, here are 5 tips for less phone time and more life this summer. These helpful ideas are based on the most common areas of struggle that trick us into whipping out our phones in the first place.

13 Free Family Things to Do in Southern California

Thank goodness we have family in California. Our family has been so spoiled to take trips every few years from chilly Minnesota all the way to warm, sunny California. We have taken trips with our youngest ones being as little as 1 and let me tell you, there are a ton of free family things to do in Southern California whether your kids are in diapers or headed off to college. Here are some of our favorite places (although there are a ton more).

10 Flexible Part Time Jobs to Pay Off Debt. Work When You Want and Earn Big.

There are so many ways to make additional money on your own schedule it’s insane. The sad thing is, not many people are aware of how many opportunities are out there or how easy they are to start. If you are paying off debt, there are so many additional part-time jobs that you could be turning to in order to help you pay off debt quicker and on your own schedule. To give you some ideas, I have compiled a list of the top 10 part time jobs to pay off debt.

Downsizing and Saving for Full Time​ Travel with a Family. How this Colorado Family Made the Leap.

For years I have been fascinated with the idea of full-time travel. It’s the main reason why I decided to homeschool my youngest children. I wanted them to see the world beyond our front door. For us, downsizing our family was a potential first step. But what are other families doing to plan and prepare for a life of full-time travel with a family? This Colorado family made the leap into full-time travel in 2018 and haven’t looked back. I got the chance to interview them to learn more about how they downsized, saved and planned in order to make their dreams a reality.

We Moved Into a Smaller House to Pay Off Debt. Here’s How We Did It.

Three years ago our family of 5 decided that moving into a smaller house to pay off debt and start to save money. For us, it was the right thing to do. Our marriage was suffering and we were sick and tired of living the paycheck to paycheck life. Truth be told, downsizing to a smaller house might not be the right answer for everyone. So how do you know if it’s right for you and what can you do to get started?