What Does a Minimum Wage Budget Actually Look Like?

Can a family really live on two minimum wage incomes? Or even better, one income? This seems to be a hot topic right now. Check out this post to see what that looks like in reality.

Recently there has been a resurgence of the infamous, mockable sample budget that a couple of large companies put together to prove how a family can survive on a minimum wage budget. (If you don’t know what I am referring to, go search “ridiculous minimum wage budget spreadsheet” and you will find it.) This budget was originally published in 2013 when my husband and I were right out of college and living in a large city on two minimum wage salaries. I thought this may be a fun time to bring out our budget and show people what it really looks like to survive on minimum wage. read more

Can You Afford to be a Stay-At-Home-Mom?

If you are expecting or have a little one, it can be hard to leave him or her to go to work everyday. It can also be hard for a family to live on one income. Find out how to figure out if you can afford to be a stay at home mom (or dad).

One of the biggest decisions for a family to make when having a baby is if both parents go back to work after baby comes. For some, the choice is obvious. Some moms and dads love their careers and wouldn’t think of leaving them. For some, especially us mom, the choice really comes down to our current financial situation. read more

Great Deals on Amazon Subscribe & Save: July 2017

Amazon Subscribe and Save is a great way to save on diapers, snacks, coffee, personal care, and household items! Check out this post for the best discounts available for delivery in July.

It’s a new month, and that means that it is time to dig into some new deals on Amazon Subscribe & Save! I love Amazon Subscribe & Save. It is super convenient and you can usually save on diapers, baby food, snacks, personal care items, coffee, cleaning supplies, and just about any other consumable product that you use within your home. Keep reading to see what is coming in my July order and suggestions for great deals for your monthly order. read more

How to Save Big with Amazon Subscribe & Save: June 2017

Amazon Subscribe & Save is a great way to get your household staples delivered right to your door and save some money in the process. Check out the best deals for June 2017.

If this is your first month stopping by, let me just tell you how much I love Amazon Subscribe & Save! It is a great way to buy diapers, baby food, snacks, personal care items, coffee, cleaning supplies, and just about any other consumable product that you use within your home. Keep reading to see what is coming in my June order as well as some other great deals for you to check out.
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How to Save Big with Amazon Subscribe & Save: May 2017

Check out this post for some of the deals deals on Amazon Subscribe and Save updated monthly.

If this is your first month stopping by, let me just tell you how much I love Amazon Subscribe & Save! It is a great way to buy diapers, baby food, snacks, personal care items, coffee, cleaning supplies, and just about any other consumable product that you use within your home. Keep reading to see what is coming in my May order as well as some other great deals for you to check out.
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My Favorite Money Saving Apps and Websites

My 17 favorite apps to save or make you money without too much effort!

Sometimes it seems like there are 230,498,324,983,290,483,284,923,084,029 apps and websites out there that claim to help save families money. It can be really hard to decide which of these are worth your time, and which are just too much effort to be worth it. This post will walk you through some of the best money saving apps and websites that I actually use to make and save my family money. read more

How to Start a Household Budget

Starting a budget is the first step to getting your finances in check. Read this post to find out how to start a budget and get a template to get you started.

Are you one of those people who looks at your bank account a week after payday and thinks “Where did my paycheck go?” Would you like to to cut your spending? Do you want to save money for a vacation or big purchase? The easiest way to make more sense of your financial situation is with a very thorough budget. read more