What Scares You The Most About Being A Parent?

Starting and growing our family has been one of the most incredible experiences.  Life has renewed purpose, bringing about a huge shift in priorities.  You find yourself responsible for the well being, health, and happiness of another tiny human being . . . who will eventually grow into an adult …

Just A Phase

With my maternity leave coming to an end, it probably comes as no surprise that I’ve been feeling sad and anxious about returning to work.  My last day at the office was back in March. The transition will certainly be difficult, especially because Mr. Smith is going to be at …

The Finances Of A Family

We all want to have a family and home life which we can enjoy as much as possible.  It can often be surprising, not to mention a little upsetting, how much money can get in the way of that.  It is for this reason that we need to know how …

Financial Confessions: Nobody’s Perfect

I suspect that we all suffer from a bit of impostor syndrome from time to time.  As someone who blogs about frugality and battling debt, there’s no escaping the realization that we don’t always practice what we preach.  Our family certainly has made significant changes in our lifestyle over the …

Monday Medley: A Blurry Summer

Our pediatrician is a mother of twins, and she warned us that the first year after they are born goes by in a blur.  I have a feeling it will be the same way with us.  Days and nights are fading into each other as we try to make the …

Money Hack: How To Pay Off Debt By Taking A Vacation

You’ve no doubt already heard the advice to give up lattes and cable in order to pay off debt. What about after you’ve tried all of the basic approaches and still find yourself unable to gain any momentum with your finances?  We’ve been there. It’s like you can never bail …

9 Ways To “Go Green” On A Budget

The American government’s actions over the last few months certainly have increased concerns for the future of our environment.  We have a special guest post today about simple ways you can make a positive impact, which will also help you save money.     Anum Yoon is the founder and …