If you're struggling to make God a priority in your life and in your finances, this post from Brittany of Equipping Godly Women will help you determine how and where to get started making God a priority in your financial life!
This is where I share my family's real life on a budget and I couldn't do that if I didn't share how we sometimes fail with money. This money failure hasn't been fun, but hopefully you can learn from our mistake.
This is a questions that I've received numerous times over the last few weeks - "how to get caught up on bills when you're so far behind?" This is a toughie, but the answer will help you get yourself and your family back on your feet.
I receive so many wonderful questions from y'all so I decided to answer your commonly asked questions in a post! I hope you enjoy!

4 Reasons to Make God a Priority in Your Finances


If you're struggling to make God a priority in your life and in your finances, this post from Brittany of Equipping Godly Women will help you determine how and where to get started making God a priority in your financial life!

  This is a great guest post from my good friend Brittany of Equipping Godly Women! From 101 Ways to Save Money on Just About Everything This Year to How I Make Real Money From Home by Writing for Textbroker, the Internet is full of articles on how you can spend less, save more and create a nice nest egg for yourself. One issue that most financial tips and tricks articles don't touch on, however, is WHY are you saving money in the first place? And yet, "Why" really should be the first

My Total Money Failure

This is where I share my family's real life on a budget and I couldn't do that if I didn't share how we sometimes fail with money. This money failure hasn't been fun, but hopefully you can learn from our mistake.

In my How to Handle an (Un)expected Medical Bill post, I shared about how this is my third time having a baby with my doctor’s office, so I should have known that I needed to prepare for paying my health insurance deductible upfront. In that post I shared my plan for paying them the money even though legally that money wasn’t owed yet and how we were planning it out so we could avoid having to reach into our savings for it since we didn’t consider this expense an emergency. Even though it

How to Get Caught Up on Bills When You’re So Far Behind

This is a questions that I've received numerous times over the last few weeks - "how to get caught up on bills when you're so far behind?" This is a toughie, but the answer will help you get yourself and your family back on your feet.

So, there’s a question that I’ve received a number of times over the last few weeks and I think it’s such a great question, that it needs to be answered…. “What do you do when you’re so far behind? How to get caught up on bills? Where do you start?” Okay, so that’s really several questions all in one but nevertheless, this is something that many of us have/are struggling with. When you’re so far behind and it feels like you’re never going to get caught up, what do you do? I mean everything is

Your Commonly Asked Questions – Answered!

I receive so many wonderful questions from y'all so I decided to answer your commonly asked questions in a post! I hope you enjoy!

Y’all know what I love about our community? I love getting to know y’all better through comments and emails! It makes me so happy to hear your success stories and to cheer y’all on. That’s been my hope all along with TBM – to encourage others on this financial journey. And because I receive a lot of emails asking me questions because y’all want to know me better, I thought I’d share a little Q&A post about me and my family’s real life on a budget from the most commonly asked questions from

We’re Rich! Reaching the Next Level….

We're Rich! Or are we? At different stages on this journey out of financial hell, I've had many different perceptions of what "rich" means. So even though, we've reached a new level, we're far from being at the next level of "rich"....

  If you follow my goal update posts, you know that last month we paid off over $5,000 of debt in July. And this month, we’ve already reached another amazing debt-free milestone, but now what? Are we rich because we are $5,000 lighter in terms of the money we owe on my student loans? Does this mean we get to go crazy, take that well-deserved vacation to the beach, party like there’s no tomorrow? No. The hustle ain’t over. Even though, as I write this I still can’t believe it, we have

Chicken and Wild Rice Salad

This delicious Chicken and Wild Rice Salad recipe is part of a healthy, clean eating diet and is super quick and easy to make! Make this for dinner and then use the leftovers to make a delicious wrap to take for lunch the next day!

I'll be honest, when I made this delicious salad I wasn't expecting my husband to enjoy it. My hubs is a true "meat and potatoes" kind of guy and this is a salad, with green stuff, and celery. However, I was pleasantly surprised when my hubs proclaimed his love of this and even came home from work to have it for lunch the next day. It's that good. :)  This is a super quick and easy recipe that you can make on those nights when you just don't feel like cooking or during the rush of back of

Live Life by a Budget Giveaway!

Living a real life by a budget isn't always easy but this "Live Life by a Budget" Giveaway will help give you some of the tools necessary to help make living a real life by a budget more manageable!

If you follow my goal update posts, you know that I’ve been attempting to make using cash (not my debit card) a priority, and although I’ve done great with sticking to our all cash grocery budget, I’ve been struggling with using cash only in other areas of my budget. Not to confuse you, but for anyone that is new here, we don’t have any credit cards. We paid off our last two credit cards in the summer of 2013 and haven’t looked back since. So, the struggle isn’t going into debt over our

At Home Date Night Made Simple

When's the last time you and your spouse did something new and fun together without ever leaving the comfort of home? This is a simple at home date night idea to help you stop the regular ol'pizza and Netflix routine.

This post is sponsored by Melt: Massage for Couples. As always, all opinions are my own and I will only bring you the best! Date Night. Is it just me, or does date night get harder to make a reality after years of marriage, kids, pets, and work start being thrown into the mix? I swear, date night was easier when I could just say, “Hey, you wanna go out to eat tonight and then maybe a movie?” when I didn’t have to be intentional about it. Not to mention that planning childcare for just a few

4 Time Management Tips for Work at Home Moms

4 Time Management Tips for WAHMs SQ

Can I just be honest with y’all for a moment? Sometimes, I struggle like crazy with managing my time. There always seems to be a juice cup that needs to be refilled, a dog that needs to be taken out, an email to answer, and the never-ending saga that is laundry. It overwhelms me sometimes that I feel like I can’t get everything done, but over this past year I’ve learned and grown in the area of time management that has made my life and the life of my family so much better. So, even though this

How We Paid off $5,000 of Debt in One Month

We really did pay off just over $5,000 of debt in one month but it wasn't easy and this is definitely not something that will be possible every month, but slaying the debt monster is completely possible.

Allow me to be completely honest and upfront. We did in fact pay off just over $5,000 of my student loan debt in July ( you can read my goals update posts for the total of what we’ve paid off so far this year ), but we could not have done this when we were first starting out on the debt-free journey. We are just over two years in to this debt-free journey and as such, we have a lot more breathing room in our budget than we did when we were first starting out. The reason I say this isn’t to