Articles for category Budgeting
I realized that everything I loved about Prime was really just making me spend more money on things I didn't necessarily need. As someone on a budget, I needed to make a decision that almost seemed unthinkable. I had to break up with Prime.
Everywhere we look nowadays it feels that there are options for the ‘side-hustle’ – the supplemental source of income that helps cushion the monthly budget. Having many choices, coupled with the stress of budgetary restrictions, it can feel overwhelming.
For many, budgeting for the holidays is usually a focus on Thanksgiving and Christmas, Halloween expenses often get overlooked. But why is it so costly? If you’ve ever purchased candy, a costume or Halloween décor, you know that it can break the bank if you let it.
When my kids were little, birthday parties were a lot of fun. Invite family over, a few friends, maybe a couple of kids from daycare, and enjoy a nice afternoon together. But after age 6, birthday parties seem to be a competitive sport.
Overall, I’m perfectly content going without cable and wouldn’t go back to trying to fit that monthly subscription back into our budget.