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Brittany Cooper

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May 2017 One Income Family Budget Update

Back in the day when we were wandering in the thick fog of financial uncertainty, I desperately wished that someone would just show me exactly what their budget looked like. The adjustment from two down to a one income family budget was hard!

I always thought that I could understand the theory behind it, but until I could see a real life example sharing all their real life numbers, I just couldn’t figure it out for my own family.

That is exactly why I share our family’s one income budget updates with you every single month!

A complete look into real life numbers of our one income family budget update! I share the most important budgeting tips for beginner and the two most important steps we took on how to start a budget that actually works! Continue Reading →

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March & April 2017 One Income Family Budget Update

Finding ways to make a one income family budget work while living in one of the most expensive cities in the US can be a challenge.

But our family is finding ways to live our dream life in those exact circumstances and we want to share what we are learning with you! 

Have you ever felt like there was absolutely no extra money and feel like you are constantly treading water when it comes to your family finances?

We have been there! Before we started to get on track, there was a time when we would be getting overdraft fees almost every pay period. Super frustrating!

She does such a great job of showing exactly how they budget on one income! Every single spending category with exact numbers showing how to save money on one income. She shares every single dollar that goes in and out of their one income family budget. Continue Reading →

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2017 – Gifts for Her Under $25 That Will Make You The New Favorite!

This might be 99% selfish because this mother’s day gift guide is pretty much a wish list for myself. Although, I do consider myself very qualified in creating this gift guide, as I am a mom myself.

BUT… I figured that if this mama finds joy and excitement in every single one of these items, chances are other moms out there will have the same wish and urge to party when she opens up her gift!

But really, all these gift ideas are perfect for any lady in your life for any gift giving occasions!

Pick any one gift (or several because each is under $25!) from the list and consider yourself moved up to the position of the new favorite.

All these gift ideas for her can be easily bought online and for UNDER $25 each! The ideas in this mother’s day gift guide are so unique and thoughtful! It’s hard to choose just one gift idea from the list. It’s really more than a mother’s day gift guide, all the ideas would be perfect gift ideas for her on any occasion! Christmas gift ideas, birthday gift ideas, anniversary gift ideas, this list is amazing! Continue Reading →

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How to Get One Month Ahead of Your Bills in Less Than 30 Days

The bills keep on coming! Unless you are an extreme minimalist who lives off your own land and built your own self-sufficient solar energy system, you are pretty much guaranteed every single month to have to pay up.

And even if you are such a minimalist, you are still going to have to pay land taxes.

Though, that type of self-sustaining life does sound a bit nice. Doesn’t it?

My point is, for the majority of us, we have to pay the bills! This mandatory task can become extremely stressful when you are living paycheck-to-paycheck.

How to Get One Month Ahead of Your Bills and Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck Continue Reading →

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How to Make Bath Bombs in 10 Minutes or Less!

Imagine yourself at the end of a long day, slipping into a hot bath filled with gentle bubbles softly massaging your skin. Tell me that doesn’t sound like heaven!

Thanks to the brilliant invention of the bath bomb this is now possible at home. The problem with this though, is that bath bombs at the store cash in around $6-$10. EACH!

That is one expensive bath!

BUT GUESS WHAT? How about I show you how to make bath bombs? How about I show you how to make an entire batch of DIY bath bombs for less than $3 total!

Grapefruit Bath Bomb Recipe that you can make in less than 10 minutes! Not even joking! Plus! All the ingredients for these grapefruit DIY bath bombs wont cost you more than $5 for the entire batch!
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April 2017 Meal Plan & Grocery Haul for under $300

When it comes to meal planning I have only one goal in mind, keep the entire month of eating for our family of five under $400!

THE only objective and I easily make it work every single month.

Take a look for yourself! I’m sharing with you exactly what our family will be eating this month in our monthly meal plan and also giving you the exact penny amount we spent on groceries for the entire month!

Wondering how to save money on groceries? This FREE PRINTABLE meal plan is going to show you how to cut your spending and save the most money possible this month on your groceries. If you stick to this monthly meal plan on a budget you can instantly cut your grocery bill to under $400 this month! Continue Reading →