7 Ways to Save on Wedding Food and Alcohol

7 Ways to Save on Wedding Food and Alcohol

The average wedding in the U.S. costs $30,000.  Two of the most expensive aspects of a typical wedding are the food and alcohol.  When I was planning my wedding, I was stunned to see how many venues charged $8,000+ for the food alone. If your total budget is $12,000...
Have Yourself a Frugal Little Christmas

Have Yourself a Frugal Little Christmas

Christmas is an expensive time of year, and regardless of how much you earn- most families have to be frugal in some way or another. There’s lots to buy and lots to organize; it’s no wonder it’s ranked as the most expensive and stressful time of the year. But...
5 Ways to Save Money While Traveling

5 Ways to Save Money While Traveling

Since my hubby and I are currently working on paying off $117,000 of student loan debt, we don’t normally travel.  But thanks to my in-laws’ timeshare and frequent flyer miles, we had the opportunity to go to Myrtle Beach recently for a very low cost. We didn’t have...
3 Things First-Time Home Buyers Should Do

3 Things First-Time Home Buyers Should Do

Everyone is likely to find themselves in a position, at some point or another, where they want to buy their first home. And,  when you find yourself coming close to passing the life milestone that is buying and moving into your first home, it would be prudent to know...
Car Loans, Timeshares, and Murphy’s Law – Fall Update

Car Loans, Timeshares, and Murphy’s Law – Fall Update

For all of you who are new to FM, I post an update every couple of months that shows how we’re doing on our debt snowball and other goals.  A couple years ago, I shared a post called What to Do When You’re Feeling Stuck.  In this post, I discussed my three year...