Grocery Budget for a Family of Four – Does Meal Planning Really Save Money?

Grocery Budget for a Family of Four – Does Meal Planning Really Save Money?

Does meal planning really save money? The short answer is: Yes! A meal plan is the foundation for our grocery budget for a family of four. It’s 5 o’clock in the evening and, once again, you’re standing in front of the refrigerator trying to decide 

Decorating On A Budget: Prioritizing Projects and Purchases

Decorating On A Budget: Prioritizing Projects and Purchases

Moving into a new place is an exciting experience, but it can also be overwhelming. If you’re like me, then it’s easy to look around and start thinking about how you can make the space more “you.” You may envision wallpaper in the guest bedroom, 

Spring Cleaning Can Help You Save Money

Spring Cleaning Can Help You Save Money

As we enter March, Spring and the promise of warmer weather are at the forefront of everyone’s minds. There is something about this time of year that also has most people itching to do some Spring cleaning. Not only can Spring cleaning help you enter 

Top Streaming Services Compared & Tips for Saving Money on Streaming

Top Streaming Services Compared & Tips for Saving Money on Streaming

Cutting cable has become a pretty common money saving trend. After all, with all of the shows and movies available to stream, why would you need to pay $100+ a month for cable. But, how often do people sign up for a streaming service that 

5 of My Favorite Money Saving Apps

5 of My Favorite Money Saving Apps

I’m always looking to save a little bit of extra money when I’m shopping, whether it be for clothes or groceries. Thanks to technology, clipping coupons or checking the paper are a thing of the past. Now we can use our phones to save money. 

Paying Bills Bi-Weekly Using a Budgeting Spreadsheet

Paying Bills Bi-Weekly Using a Budgeting Spreadsheet

The budget and savings plans created in this blog series work best when paying bills bi-weekly. We’ve already paid the bills for the first half of the month, now it’s time to pay them for the second half. This is the second part to the 

A Guide to Paying Bills and Keeping Track of Expenses Bi-Weekly

A Guide to Paying Bills and Keeping Track of Expenses Bi-Weekly

Now that you’ve created a budget and mapped out your savings plan, it’s time to put it into action by paying bills. This is a guide to using the budgeting spreadsheet to organize paying bills on a bi-weekly basis. It will help you keep track 

Saving Money – Creating a System Where Every Dollar Has a Purpose

Saving Money – Creating a System Where Every Dollar Has a Purpose

When it comes to saving money, every dollar has a purpose. This guide will show you how to create T accounts for a budget. A T account is a simple system that helps you track your finances and savings, like a budget within a budget. 

Creating a Budget – A Step-By-Step Guide

Creating a Budget – A Step-By-Step Guide

This step-by-step guide to creating a budget will help you build a budgeting spreadsheet and give you the tools you need to manage your budget each month. Living on a budget doesn’t have to be scary or overly restricting. The purpose of creating a budget 

5 Tips for Sticking To A Budget – Even If You Are Terrible With Money

5 Tips for Sticking To A Budget – Even If You Are Terrible With Money

Five tips to help you with sticking to a budget and spending money on the things you really want in life, even if you are “bad with money.” I’m not great with money. I never have been. In college I used to check my bank