How To Not Break Your Budget When Mattress Shopping

How To Not Break Your Budget When Mattress Shopping - How To Pick A MattressWhen we bought our home together a little over 5 years ago, we were on a strict budget. We bought our home when we were just 20 years old, so we didn’t exactly have a lot of money to spend on furnishing our home.

One thing we decided was to buy a new mattress and box spring. We ended up finding one and it was the cheapest mattress set we could find at the store. We made several mistakes with that purchase, and we ended up buying a mattress and box spring for around $400.

We thought that was expensive and that the purchase of a mattress wasn’t a big deal. So we went the cheap, basic mattress/box spring route and just chose the cheapest one we could find at the furniture store.

BOY was that a mistake. We often complained about our backs hurting, we never felt like we got a good night’s sleep, and occasionally we felt like the mattress was jabbing our sides. [Read more…]

Bad Money Mistakes Couples Should Avoid – They May Be Making You Poor and Stressed Out

Bad Money Mistakes Couples Should Avoid - They May Be Making You Poor and Stressed OutOne thing I’ve always been happy with is how me and Wes have always been very open about money.

No, we haven’t always done things the “normal way” (we combined finances YEARS ago and often receive flack for that), but in the end things worked out well for us. I think that’s because we make sure to be open about money.

I have witnessed many people around me make several money mistakes. I know people who have never once discussed a budget (even budgets that suck!) with their significant other, even though they are married. I also know others who have broken marriages/relationships because of secret debt, financial infidelity, and more.

No, life isn’t all about money, but money does play a big factor in a relationship.

I’m all for people doing their own thing in life, but, in general, the money behaviors below can lead to big mistakes when in a relationship. Money mistakes can lead to debt, delayed retirement, stress, heartache, and more.

Who wants all of that? Not me! [Read more…]

5 Tasks We Need To Complete In Order To Sell Our Home Quickly

5 Tasks We Need To Complete In Order To Sell Our Home QuicklyWe are still debating on when we would like to sell our home, but we are thinking it will be sooner than what we originally thought.

This means I would like to start doing stuff to our home now so that we are not stressed and intimidated by it all later.

When the time does come for us to list our house, I do not want to rush to complete all of the tasks and I would like to relax a little more (if that’s at all possible when selling a home).

Some might think I’m crazy to start this early but it’s just who I am.

We want to improve our home so that it will be more presentable, it will hopefully sell quicker, and hopefully we can sell it for the price we are wanting to sell it for.

Below are some of the things we plan on doing in order to help our home sell better. There are other things we will be doing as well (such as removing personal belongings like picture frames) but those don’t need to be done until right before our house is actually on the market. [Read more…]