How Getting Financially Real Kicked My Butt into Action

2015 Financial Literacy Awareness Carnival

Thanks to Shannon at The Heavy Purse for inviting me to be a part of the 2015 Financial Literacy Awareness Carnival!  Financial Literacy is an incredibly important topic and I feel honored to be a part of this event.  Thanks so much Shannon!  And now read on to hear about our journey to getting financially real […]

Choosing Debt Annihilation

Choosing Debt Annihilation

Greetings friends!  For those of you who tuned in last week, you know that over the course of the last couple weeks, we have been struggling with a huge decision here at Casa Frugal.  You can read all about it here, but for those of you who’d prefer the short version, the situation is basically […]

Sometimes Less $$$ = More Happiness… But Less Debt is Priceless

less $$$ = more happiness

Greetings everyone!  It has been somewhat of a difficult week here at Casa Frugal.  Aside from dealing with a nine month old baby who is teething and hating it, we have also been struggling with a big personal decision. I’ve written a lot on this blog about how one of our biggest financial goals has […]

Top 3 Money-Related Causes of Divorce

Money-Related Causes of Divorce

This week, USA Today ran a short piece (one of its “Snapshots”) on the top causes of money-related causes of divorce.  I have replicated the results for you in the pie graph below.  The article indicates that these results were obtained by surveying 1000 adults. #1 Money-Related Cause of Divorce Taking the top spot by […]

How to Save Money in the Kitchen: Redefining “Food”

Redefining Food

Over the course of the last few months, we here in the CMF household have been trying out something new, folks.  We’ve dramatically changed the way that we eat in these last few months.  We have essentially been redefining food and what that word means in our lives. The reasons for this are many.  First, […]

5 Tips for Paying Off Student Loans Faster

5 Tips for Paying off Student Loans Faster

Hi everyone!  The following is a guest post by Allen Kors, the entrepreneur behind Achieve Lending, the first ever search engine for education loans.  Please join me in welcoming him to Color Me Frugal today! Paying off student loans, especially when the balances often total more than a year’s salary, can be a daunting task. […]