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Money and Marriage: Paying off Debt When Your Spouse Isn’t on Board

October 5, 2015 – 6:40 am
Money & Marriage: How to Manage When You're Managing it Alone

Money & Marriage: How to Manage When You’re Managing it Alone

Hannah over at Unplanned Finance wrote a great post last week about how it was tough when her and her husband first started to work on finances together. Those initial budget meetings were anything but fun. They often led to frustration and arguments. Now though, with some practice, Hannah and her hubby enjoy their budget meetings. They’ve got a system in place that’s working, and they’re enjoying seeing their financial picture get better each month.

Hannah and her hubby’s success in this area happened because they were both willing to work through the tough times and stick it out until they found a plan that worked for the both of them. However, that’s not the case with every couple. Many times money and marriage don’t work together: one spouse digs their feet in staunchly, absolutely refusing to be involved with any kind of a financial plan. Read the full story »

Cowboy Salsa

October 2, 2015 – 12:27 pm

As we work to eat primarily whole foods at our house (sprinkled in with the occasionally delightful dessert), I keep working to find new and delicious recipes that will keep the family “epicurically entertained”. Enter, …

Without a Reason There’s Always an Excuse

September 28, 2015 – 8:41 am

This post was born out of Ruth’s post on Metacognition in Personal Finance that she wrote last week. In it, Ruth shares:
“I know that for all of those years when I maintained and deepened our …

Cost Analysis of Backyard Chickens

September 21, 2015 – 6:00 am

Laurie has kindly let me write a post for everyone today about the cost effectiveness of keeping backyard chickens, so it’s only polite that I introduce myself first! My name is Jack Smith and I’ve …

Our 5 Worst Money Mistakes

September 8, 2015 – 8:17 am

As we continue to educate ourselves on how to pay off our debt and start growing wealth, the money mistakes that caused us to get into debt in the first place are becoming more and …

Physical Fitness and Self Sufficiency

August 31, 2015 – 6:00 am

If you’ve ever watched shows such as Doomsday Preppers (we watch on Netflix for $8 a month), you may have noticed that at the end of the show they give each person, couple or family …

How to Sell Your Car on Craigslist

August 25, 2015 – 7:14 am

Selling your car on Craigslist is a great way to make fast money, provided you sell it using the following valuable tips. Cars generally sell pretty quickly on Craigslist when they’re listed properly, in my …

How to Stay Disciplined During Debt Payoff

August 19, 2015 – 8:00 am

The other day I shared on Fruclassity about how debt payoff isn’t all about discipline. I shared some stories about my crazy perfectionist psyche and how it really messes with me as I work on …

Debt Payoff Isn’t Just About Discipline

August 17, 2015 – 9:10 am

There’s been some talk lately, both here and at other sites, about how to find that balance between treating your debt as an emergency and kicking it to the curb ASAP no holds barred, andpaying …

The Four Tenets of Physical Self Sufficiency

August 11, 2015 – 7:14 am

Often times when it comes to being prepared to handle a disaster, people aren’t sure where to start. It can seem like a daunting task to gather 6 to 12 months worth of food or …

Liebster Nomination

August 7, 2015 – 7:58 am

My dear, sweet friend, Kay, from The Barefoot Minimalist, nominated The Frugal Farmer for the Liebster award – isn’t she sweet? Here’s how the Liebster Award works:

Nominated bloggers pay it forward by nominating at least …