3 Really Easy Ways to Make Money Online

Easy Ways to Make Money Online

Ah, the internet.  In addition to introducing us to mainstays of modern life such as Facebook, Amazon, and Google, the internet has brought with it a plethora of new and often easy ways to make money online.  I can count at least seven ways that I currently make money via the internet, including selling used […]

Kids and Advertising: The Startling Impact on Your Wallet

Kids and Advertising

Hello friends!  I have been reading a fascinating book lately called Affluenza: How Overconsumption Is Killing Us – and How to Fight Back.  Have you heard of it?  Essentially, the book analyzes consumerism, or buying/spending habits in the US and other nations over the last several decades.  I highly recommend it as a read, although […]

How “Fixed” Are They?- Ways to Save on Your Fixed Expenses

Ways to Save on Your Fixed Expenses

Greetings all! Lately the hubs and I have been spending some time re-evaluating our fixed expenses.  You know, the expenses that occur every month no matter what and seem “fixed” in nature.  Only here’s the thing:  Your fixed expenses are only truly “fixed” when you forget about them and just keep paying them every month […]

10 Smart Tips for Decluttering Your Home


I don’t know about all of you, but I often find that when my environment is not organized, then I am not organized. I’m not sure if I am just really Type A or what, but there is something about having piles of stuff everywhere that drives me crazy until it’s cleaned up or put […]

7 Frugal Ways to Prepare for Baby

Frugal Ways to Prepare for Baby

As many of our regular readers know, Mr. CMF and I adopted a baby in summer 2014. We love this little miss to pieces, but we have already seen firsthand how expensive children can be.  Ever since we became parents we have become even more conscientious spenders, since now we have another mouth to feed […]

Parenthood: Are You Financially Prepared?


The same day that our daughter was born this past summer, USA Today ran the following headline to its “Snapshot” on the front page of the Money section. Parental Preparedness: How Much Do You Have Set Aside for a Family Financial Emergency? What followed the headline and subheading were the results of a poll conducted […]