Living Big on a Budget

Featured Post on It’s All You Boo

Featured Post on It’s All You Boo

Check out my featured guest post, “How To Quit Keeping Up With The Joneses”!

3 Incredibly Easy Ways to Increase Your Credit Score

3 Incredibly Easy Ways to Increase Your Credit Score

Understanding your credit score can be complicated, but knowing how to improve it doesn’t have to be!

Fantastic Gifts for Everyone on your List for Under $40

Fantastic Gifts for Everyone on your List for Under $40

With the holidays quickly approaching, I’m excited to share with you a list of my favorite gifts that I’ve ever given or received!

How to Plan Your Easy & Budget-Friendly Camping Trip

How to Plan Your Easy & Budget-Friendly Camping Trip

A lot of people think travelling is out of the question when you’re working to pay down your debt, but if you budget properly and plan ahead, a weekend getaway is absolutely something you can do! 

How to Save Money on Your Monthly Bills

How to Save Money on Your Monthly Bills

We all know that paying bills is one of the unfortunate side effects of growing up, but how many of us make those payments every month without giving them a second thought?

6 Ways I’ve Changed (for the Better) in 6 Months of Blogging

6 Ways I’ve Changed (for the Better) in 6 Months of Blogging

To celebrate the first 6 months of this journey, I’d like to share with you what I’ve learned so far, and how blogging about common sense money management has changed me in ways I never expected.

How to Create A Simple Loan Calculator In Excel

How to Create A Simple Loan Calculator In Excel

Today I’m going to show you how to build your own loan calculator in Excel using two different variations. Feel free to follow along as I walk you through the steps!

Choosing the Best Credit Card for Bad Credit

Choosing the Best Credit Card for Bad Credit

Choosing a credit card that benefits you can help you to get out of debt and improve your credit score, but this only works if you understand how to use it to your advantage.

Our Wedding Feature on The Budget Savvy Bride

Our Wedding Feature on The Budget Savvy Bride

Check out our nautical San Diego wedding on the water as featured on “The Budget Savvy Bride”! Learn how we threw our dream wedding on the water for under $10k!

Gift Giving for the Savvy Spender

Gift Giving for the Savvy Spender

With wedding season upon us, I thought it was time to share some gift-giving secrets from a fellow baller-on-a-budget, as well as a former bride! 

Turning 30 on my Debt Free Journey

Turning 30 on my Debt Free Journey

While it’s easy to whine about turning another year older, I’ve chosen to take a different stance this year and celebrate my accomplishments rather than lament my woes. 

Moving on a Budget

Moving on a Budget

Moving can be a pain, but with a little bit of finesse you can make it happen for less! 

Spring Cleaning Tips for your Wallet

Spring Cleaning Tips for your Wallet

With spring finally here, there’s no better time to “clean house” financially – while keeping an organized budget is important all year round, take a few minutes today to get your ducks in a row and do some spring cleaning!

Can you afford a new car?

Can you afford a new car?

Before you lock yourself into a payment you can’t afford or purchase a lemon, do your homework first: is this a smart buy?

Secrets to Saving on Vacation

Secrets to Saving on Vacation

Any savvy traveler knows that a little bit of planning can go a long way toward making your trip stress-free, so we’ll start with the old saying that failing to plan is planning to fail; for a truly relaxing vacation, start by planning ahead to make your dollar go further.

Job Hopping – Things to Consider Before Taking the Leap

Job Hopping – Things to Consider Before Taking the Leap

“The Job Hop” – no, it’s not the latest dance craze, but it is the latest generational sensation sweeping the nation. 

Saving for Retirement – The Basics

Saving for Retirement – The Basics

What you don’t know can’t hurt you – FALSE.  What you don’t know will almost certainly come back to bite you, especially when it comes to money. 

How I Threw a Wedding for 100+ People for under $10k

How I Threw a Wedding for 100+ People for under $10k

Learn how we threw our dream wedding on the water in San Diego for under $10k!