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Because I can only write about saving money so much, I have enlisted the help of a few other bloggers during this cash-only March month. Today’s post is from Rachel at eReplacmementParts.com. It is all about how you can save money by making your own house hold cleaners. She has some awesome ideas! Here is what Rachel has to say:  In today’s economy,...

Before you start reading, you should click here to follow my blog. Because it’s cool, right?  It’s funny how the Lord works, right? They say he works in mysterious ways. This month, I’ve been able to see that. Here I am, planning out this month so that we can save as much money as possible to be able to buy a car. I have all these great plans, and I was positive by the end of the month, I would have my car. It doesn’t look like things will work out that way. Yesterday, we found out that my husband won’t be...

Well, I made it through the weekend with out using any plastic (from my wallet that is). I have to say that it’s hard. I am so used to whipping out those cards whenever I reach the front of the lines without really thinking much about how much I’m spending. It is really nice to not have that “I spent too much” guilty feeling at the end of the day. Of course, it helps that I didn’t leave the house Saturday and I don’t ever spend money on Sunday (except for paying tithing). It’s amazing how much...

So, today was the first day of my cash only month, and I have already run into a few hitches. The first one actually happened yesterday when we found out that my husband won’t have work next week. Apparently they are waiting on some parts and have no work for them to do right now.. so all of my careful planning and budgeting got kinda messed up because 1/4 of our monthly income is gone. But, I’m not worried. With a little tweaking, everything will be fine, we just won’t be able to save quite as much as I’d hoped. Our...

I think the most important thing when embarking on any challenge is to start off right. Writing down your plan and your goals will help you to have a more concrete way to know exactly what you want and what you have to do to get there. With this 30 day money challenge, it’s important to have a plan. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail, as the saying goes. If you have everything all planned out, you’ll be able to make it through the month without a hitch. I developed a little worksheet to get you started figuring out your...

Image source I have a serious love/hate relationship with money. I love that with money I can make my house more comfortable, I can serve others, and create fun memories with my family. I hate that money can cause arguments, that the pursuit of money takes my husband away from our family, and that so much of the world revolves around money. Because of this love/hate relationship that I have, I decided to dedicate the month of March to getting my budget under control. And, for anyone who is working on the LDS personal progress...

A lot of people think that money is a horrible thing. Money is the root of all evil is a common phrase. Marriages are destroyed because of money, or lack of it. I don’t feel this way. I love money. And what I mean by that is not that I love spending money (although I do), I love that with money, I have the ability to help others. I believe that the root of money problems is not that people have it or don’t, it’s that people don’t know what to do with the money they have. They don’t know how to budget, or...

When I tell people that my husband and I got married so young, we get a lot of surprised looks, and a lot of questions. The first question that a lot of people ask is how we could afford to get married that young. When we tell them that our whole wedding cost under $4000 (ring and dress included), those looks go from surprise to shock. Here is how we did it: Use your connections  This step saved us a lot of money. It is amazing how many talented people are in my family. I realize that not everyone has this luxury, but many do. Think...

Big News today. I was featured on another blog as a guest author. I’m pretty excited about this. I wrote a story about how my family has lived on less than $15,000/year (and that’s stretching it). Check it out over at Third Stop on the Right. Awesome, right? Share Share this:PrintTweetEmailMorePocketShare on Tumblr...

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