How to: When Real Life Meets the No-Spend Challenge
Saving + Investing
Sarah Brumley

How to: When Real Life Meets the No-Spend Challenge

Whew…we made it through one week of this No Spend Challenge and I have to say, that while I know we are being successful in our attempt not to spend money, it’s definitely been a CHALLENGE. I guess that was the purpose? […]

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Why Your Budget Matters (And What You Should Do Now)
Budgeting
Sarah Brumley

Why Your Budget Matters (And What You Should Do Now)

Over the last year, I’ve been bringing you tips and tricks about how to get your finances in order. It occurred to me, though, that you might not know why I even bother. Why does it matter to me that you know how to manage your family’s finances? Why would

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a lawyer's finances
Real Life Family Finance Stories
Sarah Brumley

Real Life Family Finance: A Lawyer

It’s my pleasure to have the opportunity to feature Laura today. Laura lives in Canada with her husband of eight years and three kids, ages six, three, and one. Although Laura works primarily as a lawyer, she can also be found blogging about simplifying family life over […]

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No Spend Challenge: Conquer Your Spending This Month
Monthly Challenges
Sarah Brumley

No Spend Challenge: Conquer Your Spending This Month

The past few months have been hard when it comes to our finances. We’ve had several “emergencies” come up that have depleted our reserves, spent more than we expected to on summer vacations, and paid down less than we hoped to pay down on debt. Perhaps you are feeling the

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a mother's perspective
Family + Personal
Sarah Brumley

A Mother’s Life: From A Child’s Perspective

Being a mother is far from easy.

Those who argue otherwise have likely never seen a mother in action. The juggling of tasks required, the never-ending energy one must summon to be present for a child. A mother’s job is never over, even once the child has been tucked into bed

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insurance underwriter finances
Real Life Family Finance Stories
Sarah Brumley

Real Life Family Finance: Insurance Underwriter

The truth is…things aren’t always as they appear…am I correct? I’ve been really nosey lately, asking questions about people’s financial lives…even some of the uncomfortable ones…so that we can all better understand that we are not the only ones struggling (or succeeding) when […]

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How to Make Goals and Achieve Financial Success: Part 3
Budgeting
Sarah Brumley

How to Make Goals and Achieve Financial Success: Part 3

Financial goals are created much the same as our personal goals, with one major difference – they involve our finances. Pretty self-explanatory? You’d think so, and yet a lot goes into making sure that your financial goals are not only specific enough that you can follow them, but […]

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Real Life Family Finance: Blogger and Family Man
Real Life Family Finance Stories
Sarah Brumley

Real Life Family Finance: Blogger and Family Man

t’s my pleasure to have the opportunity to feature Dale today. Dale lives in California with his wife of 17 years and four kids, ages seven, ten, fourteen, and sixteen. Although Dale works primarily as a gas utility supervisor, he […]

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