The other morning my 13-year-old son told me he had a very vivid dream. In his dream he was in the car with his dad and they were driving on a super long bridge. In the distance they could see a tornado heading their way. Before long it was hard for Blake to control the car [...]

When searching for a new home, should you purchase new construction or pre-owned? Therein lies the dilemma. Blake has recently landed a new job and would like to move closer to his new place of employment! We’re excited but also want to carefully consider our options. We have looked at quite a few open houses of [...]

Credit cards can be a great tool if you pay them off each and every month. Personally, I enjoy Nordstrom Notes and Cash Back Rebates. It’s like free money! EXCEPT, once in a while, those credit card balances might sneak up on you and leave you feeling exasperated. The balances just keep creeping up and [...]

When the credit cards get out of control, it can take a while to get back on track. The Debt Boss debt tracker will give you a visual of where you’ve been and, hopefully, a positive outlook on where you’re going! We have taken time to Jump Off The Credit Card Merry-Go-Round and are ready [...]

Allison over at Frugal on the Prairie has an excellent resource to start our budgeting off right! Not only did she author ‘The Beginner’s Guide To Budgeting’ but she also has valuable freebies too! These freebies include a goal worksheet, an expense tracker, and wait for it … my personal favorite … the personal budget spreadsheet! [...]

It was January of 2014 when I decided I would jump into this blogging world with both feet. There was no plan of action, pre-written posts, or even much computer knowledge. I didn’t feel qualified to blog but I did it anyway. I knew if I waited for the perfect time, it would never happen. Blogging seemed like a [...]

To our new readers: We like to take a weekly trip into the land of others and learn just how they make life happen! Have you ever caught yourself asking ‘How do they do that’? It’s not a matter of comparing ourselves to the Joneses, it’s the willingness to seek knowledge and understanding so, you [...]

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