Loaded Hash Brown Casserole

We. Love. Breakfast. Food. Notice I didn’t say we love “breakfast”. I don’t usually have anything for breakfast except a big ‘ole cup of coffee, but you can bet I have some type of breakfast food at some point each day. My favorite thing to eat right now is this delicious loaded hash brown casserole.…

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Money Savers Part 10: Vehicles

Well, I saved this one for last on purpose. This money-saver was the hardest for me to get on board with, and it was the last option on our list. However, I don’t regret it a single bit. One-Car Family Yep. You read that correctly. For a while now we have technically been a one-car…

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Money Savers Part 9: Utilities and Up-Front Purchases

The two money-savers I’m talking about today seem kind of randomly paired. But I promise if you stick with me, you’ll see how this makes sense! Utilities How many of you grew up with your parents telling you to turn off the lights when you left a room? Annnnd how many of you realized when…

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Money Savers Part 8: Selling and Flipping

After being MIA for way too long (sorry about that guys), I’m going to keep today’s post short and sweet. While this post may be short, the number of possibilities with this money-saving strategy are endless! Depending on how attached you are to your things or how great you are at already keeping your house…

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Money Savers Part 7: Paid Hobbies

This “Money Saver” has probably been my favorite so far. I am all about the idea of taking something you enjoy doing and using it as a way to make extra income. There are so many ways to do this. It just takes having a “whatever, just try it” moment and going for it! TeachersPayTeachers…

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Money Savers Part 6: Gifts & Clothing

I have a love-hate relationship with purchasing gifts. I LOVE hunting for something special that will make the receiver excited! But I HATE putting it away when I realize it’s way over my budget and I don’t have time to wait until it’s on sale. So this new year I started doing my gift shopping…

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Money Savers Part 5: Mortgage

I don’t think anything makes me feel more “adulty” than talking about mortgages. Y’all, it’s just weird. Here I am, 28 years old with a mortgage to think about. I’m not even sure how that happened. But it did, and that thing has to be paid. Bummer, right? Luckily, we have been put in a…

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Money Savers Part 4: Student Debt

    When we first began crunching the numbers, we were certain that student loans were just going to be part of our lives. We didn’t see any way around them without throwing tons of money at them. While we were right about the loans sticking around, we were pleasantly surprised to find solutions that…

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Money Savers Part 3: Healthcare Alternatives

When I went into the teaching world, I never imagined I’d be worried about paying for health insurance. In my mind, of course it would be affordable for someone who chose to spend 8+ hours a day educating other peoples’ {germie} kiddos. Clearly I was mistaken. Fortunately, it wasn’t insanely expensive if my husband and…

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Money Savers Part 2: Cable Alternatives

If you’ve been thinking about ditching cable, now is one of the best times to give it a shot! There are so many options for devices, streaming providers, exclusive shows, etc. that we haven’t missed having a cable a bit. And we certainly haven’t missed the extra $60+ a month we were paying for it,…

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