Showing posts with label money. Show all posts
Showing posts with label money. Show all posts

Monday, July 12, 2021

Learn to Budget like a Pro

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As my husband and myself have been learning to manage our money better, we have learned that having a place to keep everything written down is important. My health isn't awesome right now or rather it never really has been but it has come time to make sure that my husband can manage our money too.

I have taught him how to pay our bills and what dates they should be paid on, where to find the information for each bill etc. Having it written in one place is much easier for him to take the reigns when he needs to and a budgeting book like this is a good place to start. 

I love that it includes a calendar, plenty of spots to keep track of things, and even has a spot with helpful hint each month, a monthly goal, and a spot for a monthly gratitude exercise. It has just about everything you need to make sure that you can start to take control of your budget.
It also comes with 8 cash envelopes and even though we don't use cash envelopes they can be a great way to save money or even divvy out allowance to your children. Some people use the envelopes to put money aside for donating or saving up for something like a Holiday, Birthday, etc. 

Check it out below for yourself. 

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Official Money Guide for Couples

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It is never too late to learn how to get your finances in order. We have been married for 30 plus years and we are just beginning to get ours in line. We married young, had a ton of kids, and lived very busy lives. We just never really took the time to learn things. Sure we skated by with a couple of falls and setbacks, but we never really learned to save for ourselves, children, or our retirement. What can I say we lived paycheck to paycheck and when we had extra money we spent it quickly on things we had deprived ourselves from having the rest of the time. So here we are at the age of 49 with hardly any savings. Sure we have no debt but we don't have anything saved or to show other then our family for the 30 years we have been together. 

So like I said it is never to late to learn. Take for instance the book "Official Money Guide for Couples" this is a great book to start with if you are in relationship. There are many more to choose from but this is a good start and will help you make better choices, hopefully earlier then us but even if you are younger then us take the leap and learn more about finances not just for today or tomorrow but for years to come. 

I believe if we had some guidance all of those years before things might have worked out very different for us along the way, but we can't change the past we can only move forward from where we are today. Since the beginning of 2020 many families have felt the sting of not saving earlier. Times are hard on tons of people and even if you can't save right now this book can really put you on the right track to getting your finances in order and changing your life over time for the better. 

In the last year we have saved a little bit of money here and there so we have something in case of emergency. Now we are taking all of our money saving tips we have used over the years and are combining them with what we have learned in this book to do more with what we have. I don't think we are ready for the stock market just yet but hey it is a possibility. 

If you are interested in learning more check out the book below or even visit their site. Links at bottom of post. There are products for kids to adults so that everyone in your family can learn to take care of their money better. Here is to everyone making a change in their lives one step at a time, it's never too late. 

Find out more about MoneySavvy Generation at

Monday, September 14, 2015

Money Maze

Looking for a great new way to give a gift of money? Why not a money Maze. New exciting, and fun for both the gift giver, and gift receiver.

Great for a stocking stuffer, birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, or even for allowance. So fun to both play with or watch someone open. We have actually used it to see who could open it quicker.
You can find the Money Maze on Amazon.

Follow The Money Maze

When you give your next gift – whether it’s a gift card, a pair of concert tickets, some jewelry or good old fashioned legal tender – say so long to the plain vanilla envelope and load your loot into the Money Maze Old School Puzzle instead.

Frustratingly Phenomenal Fun: This cute little non-toxic 3x3x3 box that comes in four cool colors is the new way to show you care. Whether you’re a grandma giving the grandkids their first $20 or you’re a husband who wants to have a little fun while you give your wife that bracelet she’s been eyeing, this is how you want to do it. Challenge them to use a little ingenuity to finally get their hands on the gift they’ll love so much. They may give you the evil glare while they’re desperately trying to find the solution, but then, that’s half the fun!

Everyone Is Fair Game:
Young and old alike will be thrilled when you hand them this box of joy. You may have to wait for the goofy grin until after they find their way through the labyrinth, but it’ll be worth the wait for sure. This is completely safe for kids because it’s non-toxic, but we recommend it for ages six and up because younger toddlers may not appreciate the chase. You can even choose from five difficulty levels depending on just how hard you want the recipient to work.


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