Tackling Our Debt Head On

Today we have a guest post from Elle at The Other Fairy Tale Girl. Elle and Cat have a lot in common as both of their husbands have taken on debt for medical school tuition. Read on to find out more about Elle and her debt. This story of my debt is technically not mine, […]

5 Tips to Lower Bills Before the Holidays

The holiday season is already looming. For many of us, that means it’s time to go into a financial panic. Although we would love nothing more than to shower our loved ones with gifts, we often find ourselves short on cash. However, there are a few easy things we can all practice throughout the year […]

Minimalism: Getting on Board

Minimalism has become a huge movement, both in and out of the PF blogosphere. Luckily for us PF bloggers, minimalism and frugality go hand in hand (for the most part). But unluckily for me, I’m not a very frugal or minimalistic person by nature. No, instead I’m a shopaholic working hard to change my ways. Yes, […]

Couchsurfing = Free Lodging + New Friends

Two weeks on the road is exhausting. It’s also expensive. So I came up with a brilliant idea. “Let’s stay on strangers’ couches in unfamiliar cities!” *Silence* Now to his credit, Steve was game. He actually has a friend back home who hosts couchsurfers from all over the world. Everyone else thought I was bat […]

Embarrassment & Money aka The Most Awkward Experience of my Life

This post was not supposed to happen this way. This morning when we were about to head out, I asked the front desk for coupons and Steve suggested I write a post on getting over your embarrassment to save money. I was the hero of this story, asking for coupons and ultimately having to use […]

Finance-like Things I Don’t Understand

I have a personal finance confession. *Takes a deep breath* I know this will shock a lot of you because I seem so smart and financially aware, but there is a lot I don’t understand about the personal finance “rules” people have just accepted as common sense. And I am willing to bet I’m not […]

When Cheap Comes at a Cost

Hey, y’all! (I can say y’all now without looking like a poser because I’m in the South.) Did you miss me? I’m sure you noticed that I didn’t post Wednesday because my site was down — and also because I didn’t write anything — but mostly because my site was down. Some attack from Japan […]

I was totally frugal that one time

Dude, what is up with all the wedding posts lately? I know June is huge for weddings, but geez Louise! On that note, here’s a wedding post. The best one, obviously, because I wrote it and I’m awesome. I’ve made a lot of money mistakes. Like a lot. I took out the maximum amount of […]

Oops, I was frugal again!

So after I wrote I didn’t mean to be frugal, honest!, I kept coming up with more accidentally frugal things that I do. Who knew I was so savvy and responsible? All I need is a hatred of vacation and a love of thrift shops and I can retire at 27!* Anyways, welcome to part […]

We Kinda Sorta Don’t Have a Budget…ish.

Budgets suck. I do not heart them and they are not sexy, despite what some more well-known blogs may tell you ;). That being said, it is crucial to have some type of spending plan in place regardless of whether or not you are in debt. Otherwise, you could end up spending like a coked-up […]