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.

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.

The 50 Most Requested Copycat Recipes. Stop Eating Out and Save Money!

Sometimes the temptation to eat out at your favorite restaurant is just too great. You want to save money, but you also want to treat yourself to some super yummy foods. I get it! I am a big fan of not cooking dinner. However, in the name of saving money and paying off debt, considering copycat recipes might be your best option. Personally, whenever we have gone out to eat and eaten something unique that we love, I have tried to come home and copy it. The funny thing is, you can actually get more of the food you love for less than the cost of one meal eating out. So I took the top searched restaurants and gathered five of their best copycat recipes just for you! 

Texas Tourism: What to Do With 24 Hours and $200 in San Antonio, Texas

I was so bummed to learn that my brother was graduating basic training the same weekend I was photographing a wedding. Even though I wanted to be there for him I knew I couldn’t. I decided to book a flight from Sunday to Monday and I asked my oldest daughter to come along with me. I wasn’t exactly sure what we would do in San Antonio, Texas with so little time but I wanted to be there for my brother. When our trip ended and we were headed home I was shocked at how many things we had actually managed to do with so little time and on such a small budget! So if you are looking for a quick trip, here is exactly what you can do with 24 hours and only $200 in San Antonio, Texas!

35 Budget Friendly Beauty Hacks to Live By While You Pay Off Debt

Trust me, I know that paying off debt can suck the life out of you. Even though sticking to a strict budget can feel super limiting sometimes, I have got 35 frugal beauty and fashion hacks to live by while you pay off debt. Most of these have become a part of my daily routine and are things I swear by. While I may not be an Instagram worthy beauty blogger, I have kind of nailed the whole beauty on a budget thing. So if you are smack dab in the middle of debt payoff but don’t totally want to give up your fashion, style or beauty, then you’re going to want to check these out.

10 Smart Money Moves That Take 10 Minutes or Less

I recently wrote a post about 10 Simple Decluttering Moves that Take 10 Minutes or Less and naturally, I had to do one that is just as simple when it comes to your finances. It’s crazy to think how many times I would use 10 minutes as a way to instantly blow hundreds of dollars without even thinking about it. That seems so crazy now that I know  so many smart money moves to make in 10 minutes or less. I really wish I would have started making smarter money moves so much sooner. If you are wanting to improve your finances, but have no idea how to even get started, these are 10 must see tips that will help you make or save money in 10 minutes or less!