My non-negotiables

In the past two years, I have managed to cut about $15,000 worth of expenses from our budget. I've downgraded my hair stylist, I've limited my mani-pedis, I started couponing, we cut our cable bill from $110 to $20, etc, ... Read More...

I am a bad mother

On Oct. 19, 2010, I broke my dog's foot by jamming it in the front door (not knowing he was behind me). Exactly one year later, on Oct. 19, 2011, I accidentally pour organic peppermint soap into his eye while giving ... Read More...

Is it Christmas Time yet?

I get super excited thinking that the holidays are right around the corner. I know there are all those Scrooges out there who think "not again!" but seriously, I love when TV networks even host "Christmas in July" specials! I start ... Read More...

Garage Sale 2.0

Only someone like me could do a garage sale and end up bringing more stuff home than what I actually took to sell. Let me explain, it is now a family tradition to host a garage sale at my in-laws. We ... Read More...

Changing Paycheck Cycles

At the worst possible time, my company has decided to change from a 24/year paycheck cycle to a 26/year paycheck cycle. 24 paycheck cycle yay: bigger paychecks boo: only paid twice a month, bigger time period between paychecks 26 paycheck cycle yay: paid more often, ... Read More...

City Girl beats Cancer

If you haven't come across City Girl's blog yet, you are sorely missing out. I've been following her blog almost since the beginning, and as it turns out, we attended the same college! (different years, though). Recently, City Girl has kicked ... Read More...

Responsibility

This is my husband's version of dog sitting. Lord help our unborn children. (for the record, the dog did not actually consume alcohol. PETA, stay away) ... Read More...

How to become a mystery shopper

Mystery shopping--it's always been something I was interested in but never actually needed the money badly enough to finally sign up and start doing it. Until now, that is. Let's start with the basics: You will never become rich mystery shopping. It doesn't ... Read More...

How to survive on one income

It's not easy, but this is how we've been managing. $20 Allowance. We each get a $20 allowance every two weeks. And even this is pushing our budget, seriously. We can use our allowance any way we want but that's all ... Read More...

One month, one income

It's been one full month now that Eric started the academy, and we've been living off one income. And you know what? We're not eating rice and beans. I'm not wearing rags. And I'm not competing with the bum from 7-11 ... Read More...