Year-end Charitable Giving Guide

Hopefully, you survived Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday today… Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday and if you’ve been with me long, you know that I am a HUGE fan of giving!!  The holiday season is all about giving to others.  I love this time of year because of that.  It warms my heart Read More


Rockin Gifts for Everyone on your List

The gift giving season is among us and I genuinely love it!  Gift giving is so fun for me.  So much fun that on the rare occasion that Dallas and I actually exchange gifts, I never want to wait until the actual holiday to give it.  As we continue on our journey of being more Read More


Hit a Home Run with your Finances!

Today’s article is an excellent guest post by Roland Gardiner.  Roland and his wife are debt free and are currently working on their six-month emergency fund.  After paying off $60k in three years, this guy knows his stuff when it comes to managing personal finances.  Roland nails it with this article which will give you Read More


7 Things to Never Waste Money On

Achieving money goals is definitely about mindset.  Most of the time you have to live a lot differently than those around you.  Sometimes that means you make little decisions that could add up to something big.  It also means that you have to make choices about big purchases like vehicles or houses that are out Read More


How to Make Quick Cash for the Holidays

How in the heck is it almost November?!  This year has flown by!!  With October coming to an end, it’s time to start thinking about the holiday season! Most Americans will likely rack up credit card debt to cover their holiday spending, but I beg you, DO NOT do that!!  You’ll get a nasty bill Read More


How to Brighten Your Budget & Climb out of Financial Darkness

One of the most rewarding parts of Eat Pray Budget has been the people I’ve met. I’ve had the great pleasure of learning from some incredible folks and Sami Womack from A Sunny Side Up Life is one of them. I adore Sami, not just because of her awesome name 😉 but because of her Read More


Knockout your student loans for good!

The student loan debt crisis is real and it is getting worse every day.  I’m grateful that we paid off the last of my student loans in July but after paying off over $80,000 in student loan debt, I truly feel for those still working on paying for theirs.  My inbox has been flooded recently Read More


5 Tips to Successfully Negotiate Your Bills

Today’s article is another killer guest post by Alli over at financiALLI focused. She is recently debt free and is teaching how to negotiate your bills successfully!  Enjoy!  Negotiating your bills can be frustrating and time-consuming. Sometimes it is easier to just leave them alone and not go through the hassle. Trust me I’ve been Read More


6 Unexpected Things You Learn While on a Budget

Since money touches every aspect of your life, you learn a lot about yourself when you start to set some ground rules and tackle your money goals.  It teaches you what’s really important to you and to your family.  Budgeting teaches you what you can live without and how to be frugal.  You learn how Read More


Spontaneous Spending Without Breaking Your Budget

There’s a first time for everything right?!  I am so excited to turn the blog over to Alexis Busetti from over at Cistern and Grove today! She’s breaking down how to handle spontaneous spending and still maintain the budget.  Enjoy! It’s happened to all of us.  The spending plan for the month ahead is all Read More