French Toast with Blueberries

5 Tips to Stop Eating Your Paycheck; How to Save Money On Food

The guest post I have lined up for you today is going to hit most of us in our gut. It’s all about how much we’re spending on food in our budget. I know in my budget, our family has always had a hard time with this, but we’re slowly getting it more and more under control! Today, Kyle from Dollar Diligence is back to share some tips on how to save money on your groceries. Last time he was here, he told us his story of how he paid off $33,000 of student loans on a teacher’s salary. Take it […]

Do You Use A Checking Account Buffer

Do You Use A Checking Account Buffer?

Ah, the good old question of whether to keep a little bit of money tucked away into the main checking account. This seems to come up quite often with people just starting out making their budgets and starting to tell their money what to do. I thought it would be a great time to dive in and explain what a checking account buffer is, advantages and disadvantages to having it, and finally, what my family do in regards to this ourselves. If you have never created a budget yourself or need help, please check out this great guide I’ve put […]

How To Cash Flow Emergencies When You Don't Have An Emergency Fund

How To Cash Flow Emergencies With No Emergency Fund

Emergencies happen all the time. Dave Ramsey commonly says “it’s not if they will happen, it’s when”. We know that we have to prepare for unexpected events to come up and rear their ugly head at some point. How do you handle emergencies when they happen? There are people out there that use a credit card as their emergency fund. Heck, for a little while we have done this as we build up ours. I don’t recommend going this route as common sense would ask, “why are you adding more debt during an emergency”? As we build our emergency fund, we are […]