Loose change containers (and why you should always have extra cash at home)

Change jar

Our house used to have loose change everywhere. You could find it on the kitchen counter, on our living room end tables and on the bedroom nightstands, in bowls in the junk drawer..really, anywhere that a person could drop it and walk away. And inevitably, when we needed change for something, we had to go on a treasure Continue reading


The one thing your household budget MUST HAVE to succeed

Budgets are a necessity for most families, big or small. You need to be able to plan for future expenses and get from paycheck to paycheck without starving, right?

But it’s scary how easy it is for a budget to get derailed. And usually the cause can be boiled down to one Continue reading