saving money a matter of habit

Debt is not always a bad thing, sometimes it’s inevitable in today’s world. However, when it starts to grow it can be a huge source of stress. Here, we’re going to look at the tips and tricks you can try to make your growing debt a lot less scary and to help you break free and enjoy financial freedom again. If you are reading this article then odds are you have already tried to scrimp, save, and budget your debt into management. If not, I highly suggest you look into those options first! Learning to budget and manage your spending habits is an invaluable skillRead More →

While we all want our homes to look good and be comfortable, arguably the most important part of our home is that they are safe. We want to feel safe and secure in our homes, and not need to worry. The rates of property crime have indeed fallen, but there is still a risk that you will be victimized. As a result, you need to take logical steps to make your home as safe as possible to protect your family and your belongings. Thankfully, there are a variety of things that can be done to help your home feel a little safer. This article isRead More →

As part of our homesteading journey, we want to explore a lot of different DIY self-sufficient projects! In fact, part of the reason I got the two goats was with the intention of milking them when they came of age! With homegrown milk comes the option to make homemade cheese! Of course, we won’t be able to make cheese from our goat’s milk for a while longer, perhaps next fall. But that wasn’t going to stop me from trying things out a bit early and it turns out that making your own homemade cheese – while a bit time consuming, isn’t very hard at all!Read More →

You’ve probably heard the term reverse mortgage, but do you know what it is? The first time I heard the term, I immediately went and looked it up. While it wasn’t something that could help me, at least not yet, it is something older homeowners can look into. A reverse mortgage helps provide homeowners 62 and older with financial assistance so they can stay in their homes longer. It was developed by a bank in Maine in 1961 as a way to help a widow stay in her home when her husband died. And it’s been helping people ever since. Is A Reverse Mortgage ARead More →

Settling into the homesteading life has been both challenging and rewarding! I’m happy to say that the kids love it so far and I’m a pretty big fan myself! I’m pretty sure even my husband has enjoyed expanding his woodworking skills when I badger him about building yet one more thing. It’s become pretty apparent that there will always be something to build, fix, or improve upon while we set up and learn! But that’s half the fun of it all! The kids have jumped in full force and participate in the morning and afternoon chores which I am grateful for as there are aRead More →

A selection of keto friendly vegetable's

It has been a few years since I attempted a vegetable garden! While we were pretty successful and enjoyed the process other factors in our life kept us from trying again. This spring it was the knowledge that we would likely be moving – which we did! We have loved starting our own homestead so far and a garden has to be a part of that plan! Unfortunately, we moved well past the spring planting dates for our zone. I have never tried planning a fall garden before but this seems like a pretty great time to start! Planning A Fall Garden This post mayRead More →

Confidence is something you build over time, and what better time to start building your child’s confidence than when they are young? As kids get older, it becomes more and more important for them to trust in themselves and their capabilities, while also being able to deal with failure and disappointment in a healthy manner. This is true evidence of confidence. So if you’re looking for creative ways to boost your child’s confidence, look no further, because here are 5 helpful tips on how to raise confident kids.  How To Raise Confident Kids This is a collaborative post. This post may contain affiliate links. IfRead More →

Moving can be stressful! Even after you find your new home you have to pack, deal with the paperwork, settle in, and get yourself, your kids, and your pets accustomed to a new routine and a new living space. As if that wasn’t enough to worry about a lot of people also have to deal with selling or renting their old house too! Given current world events selling a house has changed a bit over the last few months. While home interest rates are quite low at the moment traditional selling methods like open houses are less appealing, More and more people are turning toRead More →

What is the one thing you would change about your appearance? While a number of things involve drastic surgery and a lot of pain, one thing you can do to alter your appearance is to improve your smile. A healthy-looking, white set of teeth can work wonders for your confidence, helping to change how you feel when you look in the mirror, as well as being good for your oral health. The good news is that you can improve your smile in a number of ways, without having to spend a fortune. Ready to get your dream smile? Here are some affordable ways to improveRead More →

A holiday home is an amazing, luxurious asset to those who can afford it. By purchasing a holiday home you can enjoy amazing retreats with your family and friends, and potentially even let it out to make some extra money when you’re not using it. However, there are quite a few things you need to carefully consider before you decide whether this is right for you or not. Below, you’ll find 10 things to consider before you make up your mind:  10 Things To Consider Before You Buy A Holiday Home This is a collaborative post. This post may contain affiliate links. If you makeRead More →