What We Have Been Eating Lately

Food costs have been insanely expensive but last week I caught an amazing sale! When sales are offered that are that good it’s time to stock up. One piece of advice is don’t be afraid to pre-order sale items especially meat. When I saw the sale ad I called and ordered 20 lbs of bonelessContinue reading “What We Have Been Eating Lately”

Not Impressed with our Debt – October Update

Well, I really don’t have much good news for October. It feels like it was a total bust. For some reason I just couldn’t keep a positive balance in our checking account for the second week of October and I had to keep taking from my saved paycheck. On top of that my husband’s carContinue reading “Not Impressed with our Debt – October Update”

Not Impressed with our Debt – September Update

At the end of August I had an interesting comment from my 20 year old. He said mom, if I hadn’t already known about your plans to pay off your credit card I would not have noticed you were in save mode. In other words our lifestyle hasn’t changed much in the last 3 monthsContinue reading “Not Impressed with our Debt – September Update”

Week 32-36 What We Ate and How Much We Spent on Groceries

Happy September 1st! Time for the August grocery shopping update. I budgeted $400 for groceries this month because there were five weeks in August. Total spent on groceries for August $438.39 that’s $38.39 over budget. I’ll have to do better in September for sure but considering I was $60 under budget last month I stillContinue reading “Week 32-36 What We Ate and How Much We Spent on Groceries”

Not Impressed with our Debt – August Update

Paying off debt is stressful. Why can’t we talk about that stress more? Why is talking about our finances still taboo? Something to be hidden? Is it a shame thing? Are we are afraid we won’t measure up? Lots of questions to answer there. Again for the month of August I did not think anyContinue reading “Not Impressed with our Debt – August Update”

Not Impressed with our Debt – July Update

Going into this new plan for paying off one of our credit cards I knew July and August would be the toughest months. For the month of July I did not think any farther ahead than the week I was in. Putting all of my paycheck into the credit card debt and living off theContinue reading “Not Impressed with our Debt – July Update”

Not Impressed with our Debt – Ok I have Had Enough

Marriages and relationships are funny aren’t they? One wants one thing and the other wants something else. When you can’t agree on how to spend your money and what your goals are then that’s when debt creeps in and then of course debt causes stress, blah, blah, blah. Since January we have barely been ableContinue reading “Not Impressed with our Debt – Ok I have Had Enough”

Not Impressed with our Debt – How Much Did Christmas set us Back?

As a child Christmas was my favorite holiday but as an adult it’s a stressor. I don’t know how my parents did it or how much debt it put them in each year but they were amazing. Reflecting back on Christmas 2021 thankfully the debt numbers aren’t so bad for this year’s holiday. Going intoContinue reading “Not Impressed with our Debt – How Much Did Christmas set us Back?”

Not Impressed with our Debt – Week 17

October was a really tough month that’s why I didn’t post. Do you ever just have months where you have the same income as always but it doesn’t seem to be enough? A few things came up to set us back this month but they were very necessary. One of those things was fixing ourContinue reading “Not Impressed with our Debt – Week 17”

Not Impressed with our Debt – Week 12

Looking back on September it has been a big month. My husband gets paid weekly and I get paid bi-weekly. In September there were 5 paychecks for him and 3 paychecks for me. That means it should have been easy for us to meet our $1200 goal of paying down our debt in September, right?Continue reading “Not Impressed with our Debt – Week 12”

One Hundred Dollars a Month

I am your typical housewife living in high maintenance suburbia. I have a handsome husband, 2 kids and a flock of pet chickens. I try and feed my family with $100 a month. With the help of coupons, gardening and bartering I am able to squeeze the most out of our grocery budget and still manage to have a little fun along the way.

Gardening Nirvana

Sharing my journey in and out of the garden

The Snail of Happiness

small steps to a kinder world

Cocktails In The Library

Talking about great books while enjoying tasty libations!

Autumn Leaves & A Spring Breeze

Leading a happy and sustainable lifestyle

Midwest mattie

just living my best life in the midwest.

Sewing Beside the Sea

All things made with my needle and thread

thecraftycreek

Making and creating

Sewing Etc.

Sharing my adventures in sewing and needlearts

Debt Free Hopeful

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” — Maya Angelou

theuntoldblogofeli

Outrageous mama saying Fuck It

The Journey to a Debt-Free Life

Reshaping your Financial Future

Cottage Garden Trio

The daily life and times of a thirty something couple and their toddler

McMuffins Gaming

From the Mind of a Gamer

Claire93's Blog

my little corner in blogland

Ever The Crafter

She, ever the crafter, kept on crafting

Emma's Craft Projects

Everyday craft inspirations

Bake. Make. Take (a trip!)

Celebrating the "funner" things in life...

Peas Romaine Calm

A simple, easy & cost effective approach to cooking!

life on less

living life with less debt