Have you ever felt like you were spinning your wheels? You know what you need to do to get to progress but you are stuck.
That’s where I am currently at. It’s time to take Pennies Into Pearls to the next level!
Let me introduce you to a new way of dating your spouse. It is the single most important date your marriage can’t afford to miss! If you can make the commitment in this moment to learning about and following through with the Budget Date, you will no longer have trouble talking about money with your spouse!
The idea behind a budget date is simple! Set a regular date where you and your hubby talk about your finances. It doesn’t have to be long and it doesn’t need to be intense. But you need routine checkups to make financial course corrections as your lives change.
But first there are two things we need to address before we get to the shortcuts…
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It feels SO good! Maybe you noticed? There wasn’t a free meal plan or grocery haul up in January. That is because WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!
I really prepared for this move (we were in escrow for three months so we had the time…) by budgeting to eat out occasionally and a freezer full of freezer dinners ready to be thrown in the oven!
Last month is the single most expensive month of my entire life! It this month’s real life family budget update I am going to show you how we are adjusting to some major financial changes in our family!
WE BOUGHT OUR FIRST HOUSE!!! Although we threw down more cash then we have ever done before in entire life, it really doesn’t feel like much has changed!
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I just placed my first order on ThredUp.com. I bought name brand clothes that I would never be willing to pay the kind of cash those retailers are asking!
But on this order I saved over $700 off retail prices on some amazingly cute clothes! Let me show you my new favorite way how to save money on clothes, shoes, accessories, and jewelry!
ThredUp is the largest online thrift store and consignment store featuring tons of high end name brand clothes at incredible low prices!
I really love that you get to shop from the comfort of home and have all your clothes shipped straight to your front door!
Don’t worry if it doesn’t fit because ThredUp offers free returns for store credit!
Plus, make sure to watch the video to find out a way to stack more savings on top of the already low prices! I saved an extra 20% on my order!
All these qualities make it the perfect way how to save money on clothes and stretch your clothes budget as far as possible!
I went into this first try of ThredUp with low expectations. The problem was I was expecting thrift store quality clothes but what I recieved was nothing like it!
Watch my ThredUp review of my first ever purchase to see what I bought and to learn tips on how to save money on clothes.
BONUS In the video I share an extra way to save money on ThredUp to stack even more savings! Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel!
Thanks for stopping in and I’ll talk to you soon!
This post is sponsored by HelloFresh. Thank you so much for supporting Pennies Into Pearls by using my links. xoxo
Whew! We made it! We are all moved in! This picture right here is real life in all its glory! Kennedy and I got super sick four days before moving day and then Oliver got super sick the day we picked up our moving truck. It was a little crazy but we are home at last!
The kids were not feeling the picture situation so hubby and I decided to document the occasion with smiles on our own! haha!
Make sure to watch both videos below to see what our moving week looked like PLUS a bonus video this week all about our first week as homeowners! What are your real life memories from moving? Share them in the comments.
In these two vlogs we share tips on getting packed up and ready to move. Also all the unplanned expenses of moving in and a few surprises that came with our move. Here is a clue… SNOW in San Diego!!!
With all the craziness of being sick on top of the craziness of buying our first home and moving, I am so grateful we planned our order of HelloFresh into our meal planning his month! It takes all the planning, shopping, and prep work out of cooking and just leaves the fun of crating a gourmet meal!
You can use the code PENNIES30 to get $30 off our first order with HelloFresh!
Thanks for coming on this journey with us! Let me know all the things you want to know about buying a house down in the comments! I am working hard at getting all the info together to share with you!
Talk to you soon! xoxo
Being a mom and wife comes with so many challenges! Today’s post is a bit different from what you might normally find on Pennies Into Pearls. But the topic is so important and I hope that it can help anyone who finds themselves feeling hopeless!
Nick from MormonChannel.org is here to help us out. Thanks Nick for being a guest today!
It feels like we have been saving to buy a house for the past 11 years of our marriage! The truth is really it has only been 13 months!
If you have been following along our journey of buying a house on a budget in one of the most expensive cities in the U.S., you know that back in October we found a house that we fell in love with. We are actually in escrow right now!