With the holidays over, many of you are probably looking at your credit card statements and second guessing all those holiday purchases. Debt can get out of control quickly. It’s hard, but not impossible, to dig yourself out of the hole if you’ve made a few financial mistakes. Alex and Cassie Michael, the couple behind the popular blog, The Thrifty Couple, learned this lesson the hard way and paid off almost $100k in debt in just over 3 years. I’m amazed every time I hear their story and they’ve shared everything in their new book, The 2% Rule to Get Debt Free Fast. They sent me a copy of their new book and I’m amazed at how many simple tricks I’m learning to pay down debt, and how engaging their story is.
The leaves have fallen and snow is on it’s way. The extra expenses of the holiday season are not far behind. That is why it is so important this time of year to cut energy costs. Fortunately, there are some very simple things you can do that can make a huge difference in your winter utility bills. Winterizing your home does not have to be complicated or stressful. Very simple changes can provide you with huge returns.
Your grocery shopping budget is probably the one place in your budget you have quite a bit of control. By shopping sales and menu planning, you can drastically cut back on your monthly grocery spending. There’s a great chance to stock up while prices are low at the Albertsons Stock up Sale. With great prices on all of your favorites, you can stock up and save. Thanks to Albertsons for sponsoring this post so we can share some great ways for your family to save on your grocery budget.
Raising a family of 6 kids is expensive. It is no surprise that teenage boys eat a ton, extra curricular activities always seem to cost more than you expect, and back-to-school expenses seem to increase drastically each year.
Now more than ever, it is critical to make every dollar count which is why I was excited to find CreditCards.com, a website designed to help families like mine smartly use their credit cards.