Debt Update / Fermenting Cabbage The Simple Way

10.05.2018 debt-free, recipes, videos

Teaching Kids About Budgeting

09.27.2018 debt-free, videos

My three youngest children have been “working their jobs,” receiving incomes, budgeting their money and keeping track of it all in their ledgers for the past four weeks. And? They love it! I wasn’t sure if the income would be motivation enough to continue the work but for the past month, six days a week, they’re on top of it. They’re always looking forward to Fridays which is payday around here and figuring out their totals on their ledgers. SomeRead More

8 Factors To Help Me Choose Where To Live

 I was born and raised just outside of Chicago but spent most of my childhood in both my hometown and Chicago. I knew financially it was a struggle for my parents to live in Illinois but not until I became an adult did I realize the depths of that struggle. And even then, I hadn’t itemized our every day expenses in comparison to the rest of the country. Many of us pick the state we live in due toRead More

How I Budget And Shop For Groceries

 I made available a printable PDF that includes both my WEEKLY grocery list and my MONTHLY grocery list. I’ve also made available a sample grocery list in PDF for you to print out and start budgeting your own groceries. I’ve left the categories blank because I know not all of us eat the same foods. Although I would like to encourage eating more one-ingredient foods not only for your budget, but for your health too! 😍 And because many ofRead More

5 Ways We’re Paying Off Debt

 I want to be debt free! I want to be debt free! I want to be debt free! Have you ever wanted something so much that it actually makes you excited and happy? That’s how I feel about getting out of debt and staying out of debt. No matter what age you are when you come to this realization, don’t ever brush it off. When you finally realize it, embrace it, research it, tackle it and make it happen.Read More


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  • I've been wanting to work on this song for well over a year. After taking time off from making videos and a break today from painting, I decided today is the day. I hope you enjoy it! 😊🎵🎸

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