Once again, I am so glad that I started this challenge. My husband found a “reduction of force” card in his pay check yesterday. Basically it means that he was laid off. The production on the building he is working on is at a stand still because of some parts that are back ordered, so they have no work to do, sooooo they laid some people off. Thankfully, he is a licensed teacher, which means he has been able to sub for a couple days. He also got an offer to work on another project. He contracted out for 40 hours of...

I slipped. I messed up. I didn’t make it all the way through the month. Although, I do have a perfectly good excuse. So, here is what happened. I needed to go to the store to get a few things. I wanted to go by myself (because seriously, the grocery store is the only peace I get some days), so I helped my husband lay our kids down for a nap before going to town. It was only after I got the screaming 10 month old settled and almost asleep that I realized my cash was in the room she was sleeping in (she naps in our room during the...

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,...

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...