Ever wondered how to create a budget that will actually work (because yours, well, isn’t exactly lining up? Or, how to budget with another person, specifically when you don’t see eye to eye? Or, “what should I include in my monthly budget?”

On this page, you’ll find all things budgets, including budget advice, budgeting apps, as well as how to grow your budget’s spending power to actually buy the things and experiences that you want out of  life (instead of just barely covering the grocery bill).

Popular Budget Articles:

25 Ways to Save Money on a Tight Budget

Budget Advice: Don’t start your budget without reading this (and WOW can you learn a lot about tweaking your budget if you’ve already started).

Holiday Budgeting: These tips will make your next holiday season WAY less stressful.

Moms on a Budget? How to make room in your budget for what you actually want.


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Our Experience with Cloth Diapering + Reusable Wipes

Cloth diaper tips based off of our experience with using cloth diapers to save money for the first year of our baby's life. FYI: this blog post is dripping with cute baby photos. I knew in the very beginning of getting pregnant that I wanted…
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We Fought a Medical Bill…and Won (Kinda)?

Medical bills are no joke! Let me share with you our own experience of how to dispute a hospital bill + negotiating medical bills, and why you need to be doing this. When I ran across an article from my May Money magazine (my reading list…
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Alternative to Budgeting (Don’t Want to Budget? Do this Instead.)

Are you secretly looking for alternatives to budgeting...because you just don't WANT to budget? Our alternative budgeting system. Not only do alternatives to budgeting exist...but I've got a confession to make: I've been using them for years. We…
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Retiring Early with Kids (Finding Financial Independence with a Family)

Retiring early with kids...ever wondered if it's possible? Real early retirement stories on financial independence with a family. If you're reading this article, then chances are good you're looking for an exit strategy from your job. And you…
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Can You Live Off of Your Estimated Social Security Benefits Alone?

How much money will I need to retire in 2045? Can I live off of social security benefits alone? We'll answer these retirement questions, and more. Our culture has this obsession with youth. We shun aging and we are eager to push out one generation…