Blog Posts - Family Budget



Wildlife in our garden and easy ways to help your local wildlife!

My reasons for being eco-friendly mainly centre around wanting a healthy and happy future for myself and generations to come and my way of approaching it so far has mainly involved thinking about reducing the rubbish my household produces, trying to...
by Eco Thrifty Living on Jul 26, 2016

5 years of Eco Thrifty Living!

This day 5 years ago Eco Thrifty Living was born! I'm feeling very Victor Meldrew about the whole thing i.e. 'I can't believe it' and I know it is a total cliche, but I really can't believe I've been blogging for 5 years now. I can believe it because...
by Eco Thrifty Living on Jul 10, 2016

How to avoid these 10 zero waste fails

My household is not a zero waste household by any stretch of the imagination, but it is most definitely a reduced waste one as we have strived to throw away less and less over time. It doesn't always go to plan though and I've put together a list of...
by Eco Thrifty Living on May 19, 2016

Free food via Olio!

Olio is a new food sharing app designed to get businesses and individuals giving away their unwanted food. I am totally in favour of unwanted or surplus food being redistributed as it stops it being chucked into landfill, which is bad for the environ...
by Eco Thrifty Living on May 5, 2016

Tips and Tricks Tuesday-How to Start a Budget in 6 Easy Steps

Did you know April is financial literacy month? That means it’s a good time to take an honest look at your financial situation and take action where action is needed. Continue Reading → The post Tips and Tricks Tuesday-How to Start a Budget i...
by Lewisville Love on Apr 26, 2016

How to spend under £10 for 4 days worth of fun with the kids!

It's the Easter holidays and the kids are home. They don't want to sit around all day though, they want to get out and do stuff and have fun! Luckily we have access to loads of free entertainment in our city and we made the most of it last week! If y...
by Eco Thrifty Living on Apr 3, 2016

5 Signs You’re Stressed About Money and How to De Stress

This is a sponsored conversation  on how to de stress is written by me on behalf of SunTrust. The opinions and text are all mine.   Money is one of the highest reasons for stress, anxiety and fighting in a marriage.  Knowing how to de-stress i...
by Living A Frugal Life on Feb 3, 2016

My Top Tips When Planning A Wedding

I love a good wedding. So much so I had 2 weddings to the same man, my husband of 10 years, Peter. Read more...
by Honest Mum on Jul 28, 2015

Makeover your Grocery Budget with Stop Clipping & Start Saving!

I am SUPER excited to share my ebook, Stop Clipping and Start Saving with you. I have been working on this ebook for the last year and it’s finally available to purchase!  Now you can makeover your grocery budget like never before and NOT spen...
by Living A Frugal Life on Jul 13, 2015

10 Budget Friendly Vacation Ideas

One of the hardest parts of living on a tight budget is that you don’t get to do many things for fun.  It can be done, but you have to really focus on budget friendly vacation ideas and try to find free things to do as well.  Having fun is an...
by Living A Frugal Life on Jun 23, 2015

March Income Report and April Budget

We switched the budget just about every 3 days this month.  Most of the moving was due to the fact that I kept forgetting yearly an bi-yearly bills we have.  I didn’t realize just how much we spend each year on insurance.  I don’t thin...
by Living A Frugal Life on Apr 7, 2015

How to Plan for Future Income + Free Printable

  It’s easy to see those bills come in the mail and get a little panicky. I had that same feeling the first time our loans started coming up for payment.  Our deferment period was up and I knew that when we started to have more bills come...
by Living A Frugal Life on Mar 23, 2015

Ambitious Teen helps mom with family budget

LET ME HELP YOU WITH THAT MOM   There was a time in my life when I was a teenager and all I cared about was working, saving money and hanging out with my friends. I didn’t have to worry about what my parents did with our family budget nor...
by CanadianBudgetBinder on Mar 16, 2015

A Workforce shortage is not easy on staff : February 2015 Budget Update

MONEY TALKS IF YOU HAVE TIME TO EARN IT   Have you ever worked somewhere and for whatever reason the organization has a workforce shortage? Some people wish they could get more hours to earn some over-time pay because extra money is always nice...
by CanadianBudgetBinder on Mar 12, 2015

How to Pay Your Bills On Time + Free Printable

Are you struggling to pay your bills on time? Maybe you keep forgetting when the due date is or you have poor money management skills. Either way, I’m not here to judge. Maybe you’ve been following my series based on paying bills. I’...
by Living A Frugal Life on Feb 18, 2015

January Debt Pay off and February Budget

1 month down and I am excited!!!!!!  I know you were hoping for part 2 of our story, but you will have to wait another week for that one!  (insert evil laugh here)  Seriously though, it is coming so don’t disappear on me! We did a lot of m...
by Living A Frugal Life on Feb 4, 2015

We Set Up our Life To Be Debt Free

We never imagined we would be going to law school when we married 9 years ago.  Heck, we didn’t even know it was in the plans for us 5 years ago.  When we were married we knew we were going to have a family and we knew we were going to finish...
by Living A Frugal Life on Jan 27, 2015

How to Manage Accounts and Organize Your Money + Free Printable

  Managing accounts is the first step to getting your finances in order.  I know accounts are really sacred in families, but you have to keep track of this information somewhere. I know that when we started keeping better track of our money, we...
by Living A Frugal Life on Jan 19, 2015

Gas Price Fall Is Helping Put Money into the Pockets of the Working Poor

While Wall Street may not take kindly to the falling price of oil and the effects it has on the stock market, falling gas prices have been a bonanza for working families across the US. This is the same segment of the population who has benefited the...
by Debt Free Living Guru on Jan 18, 2015

The Debt Hole We Dug and How We Are Digging Out Using a Budget

I will get into the whole story of why we made the choice to go into debt later.  For now, I am going to just share with you some real numbers and the depth of what we dug.  I knew it was coming when we made our choice but to look at the number we...
by Living A Frugal Life on Jan 13, 2015


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