Three Meals You Can Make Entirely from Canned Goods

Canned goods are some of the most valuable items we keep in our pantries. Why? Well, they’re easy to store, they last a long time, they’re already portioned making meal-prepping super simple, and best of all—they’re cheap! I spent a whopping $23 for all the canned goods I needed—yes, just $23 for three whole recipes! When we were brainstorming ideas …

Black Friday Shopping List on iPhone

How to Plan for Black Friday Shopping

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—if you’re a shopper, that is. Deals are all over the place from Black Friday to Cyber Monday, but how can you be prepared without spending too much money? I’m all about getting great deals, so I wanted to share my tips on planning for Black Friday shopping. Figure Out Your Budget I …

Creamy Cajun Pastalaya - Budget Recipe for Family of 4

$10 Cajun Dinners for a Family of 4

Being from the South, one of the hardest things for anyone to do is budget for food. There’s something great about cooking delicious meals that everyone enjoys eating. Food really brings everyone together, especially down here! Having to budget for creating all of your favorite meals is something that doesn’t sit well with anyone, especially when it ends up being …

Can I Afford a New Car?

Can I Afford a New Car?

I’ll never forget my first car. It was a 2003 Green Kia Sportage. It didn’t drive very well, but it got me where I needed to go. I’d take it everywhere, keep it super clean and always made sure to keep up with the maintenance. I always told myself that I’d get a brand new car one day. Well, that …