Finances

The Only REALLY Good Values in The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Budget Friendly!

The Only REALLY Good Values in The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Budget Friendly!

Every year Nordstrom has a massive sale called the “Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?,” where, you guessed it, things go on sale! Historically, what makes this sale so exciting is that it isn’t the OLD stuff that goes on sale, but it’s the NEW stuff that goes […]

Build-A-Bear Pay Your Age: What You HAVE to Do to Get Access to the Sale

Build-A-Bear Pay Your Age: What You HAVE to Do to Get Access to the Sale

Holy Cannoli. Build-A-Bear Announced via social media that there will be a “Pay Your Age” Day. Yes, your little ones can get a bear at an extremely reduced cost. I have a two year old AND a three-month-old. This means I can get TWO Build-A-Bears […]

Money Wins & Money Fails 7/8/18

Happy Sunday! I decided to do a roundup of some money wins and fails! I like this whole idea because it keeps me honest. It also gives a lot of insight into my personality. After all, what you spend money on is what’s important to […]

Find Something Free That You Love, and Do It Often.

Find Something Free That You Love, and Do It Often.

I’ve been reading a lot lately, and it has brought more joy back into my life than I can explain. You see, reading was a true joy in my childhood. I went to the library on a weekly basis and would read for hours. My […]

Surprising Things I’ve Seen at Aldi

Surprising Things I’ve Seen at Aldi

I started becoming an avid Aldi shopper in 2013. I was 19 years old and on my first college co-op (like an internship in engineering but can also count towards college credit. Mine was 8 months). I’d heard of Aldi from a friend and the […]

My Week Is an Example of Why Renting is NOT “Just Throwing Money Away.”

One of the things that annoyed me was that earlier on in our marriage, several well meaning people asked us when we were going to buy a house. They either had no clue of our six-figures-in-student-loans, or they were being nice, or whatever. Anyways, the […]

Budget Bathroom Makeover: BEFORE & Why

Budget Bathroom Makeover: BEFORE & Why

It finally happened. I cracked. I feel the need to do a DIY on our house. My husband and I moved into this house in October, and we love almost everything about it. There is just one room that really bugs us both: our master […]

Starbucks for Startups (The Starbucks Open Door Policy)

Starbucks for Startups (The Starbucks Open Door Policy)

With the new huge announcement of Starbucks that people can sit inside cafes without purchasing anything, one thought came to mind: startups! What more could you ask for when starting a company? There’s an open seating area, tables, free internet, and free electricity to charge your laptop. […]

Paying Off Student Loans As a Young Married Couple

Paying Off Student Loans As a Young Married Couple

It’s no secret to anyone in their 20s that student loans in the U.S. are at an all-time high. In fact, many of my fellow 20 somethings are putting their lives on hold becuase of student loans. One of the most common of these is […]

Ways to Save Money AND the Earth at the Same Time

Ways to Save Money AND the Earth at the Same Time

Today’s post contains no affiliate links because all of those would encourage online spending which means additional shipping (i.e. resources for packaging and tansportation). This is just informtion to save money and the earth at the same time.  Let’s Save You Money, and Together Save […]