Today’s money motivation post comes to you from Warren Buffet, one of the top investors and money gurus when it comes to building wealth. “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get” is a profound statement in the area of frugal living. You see, many frugal people get a bad rap as being cheap. However, many us of us frugal mammas (and dads), on the contrary, are smart with our money and way of living.
Fall is here my friends! I love the cool, crisp air, sweatshirts in the morning, and watching football with my hubby (okay to be honest, he likes that more than me!) One thing I truly miss all summer is my favorite fall and winter cooking method – my crock-pot (check out my favorite one here)!
I gave this baby a rest during the summer months, especially when our air conditioner broke – didn’t want to create any extra heat! But now that the weather is cooler, bring on the warmth and delicious smells from the easiest way to cook EVER – Sorry, I get a little excited when I am talking crockpots!
I enjoy lighting my pumpkin latte candle, pulling my hoodie over my ears, and running my crock-pot meals all day (and you should too)! Since I love my crock-pot so much I decided to bring you a collection of easy crockpot recipes from my fellow food bloggers.
Let me just tell you, these recipes are scrumptious! Not to mention, many of these recipes are cheap crockpot meals you can enjoy with your family even if you are on a budget.
Imagine walking out of your house in the morning after setting your crockpot and walking back in with dinner ready. Let your crockpot do the work so you can sit back and relax.
No more worries about dinner, mama! I’ve got you covered! These easy slow cooker recipes will have your family craving more!
Recently I was asked, “I need money help. How can I save money when I can’t pay my bill?” This was a profound question because I know the struggle of having very little funding and trying to scrimp and save to get by, let alone stay out of debt.
We often forget, there are millions of people in out there struggling to stay afloat with their day-to-day bills. Yes, these are hard-working people who just can’t seem to get their ledgers back in the black.
Reasons You May Need Money Help:
Some have enough money but spend themselves into a whirlwind of debt.
Yet, others do not make enough money and can’t make ends meet.
In either situation, life can become stressful, worrisome, and it is difficult to live your best life because bills are always looming in the back of your mind like an unstable tree ready to crash.
My mission at “I Heart Frugal” is to offer money help so people can live and amazing debt-free life. I teach about budgeting and living within your means.
Yet to some this goal may seem impossible when faced with mounting bills. As the bills pile high, catching up seems like it will never happen.
However, I am here to tell you, there is money help and you can do something about your financial situation.
There are so many others out there that are sharing your same money problems, but the good news is, there IS something you can do about it.
So let’s get real about your finances, admit there is a problem, and focus on the solution: A good budget and money-saving action plan. After you have created your action plan, take some steps to avoid this situation in the future.
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Please enjoy my new series: Money quotes! These inspirational quotes will help kick-start your financial goals into overdrive and motivate you to save! My first quote in this series is by financial guru Suze Orman, whom I have followed for years.
For those of you that don’t know Suze Orman, she is a financial guru, New York Times best seller, motivational speaker, magazine colunmist and Emmy award winning television host. She is known for her “Can I afford it” series, where she allows her viewers to call in and learn if they should spend their money on a wanted item or trip. Nonetheless, she teaches people to get their affairs in order including budgeting, investing, retirement, life-insurance, and living wills.
My husband and I used to watch her show together on Saturday nights before we had kids (I know, what a fun date!). Her advice was astounding and really helped us to have some great money conversations and set financial goals as a couple.
This avocado, turkey sensational sandwich is one of my favorites! Do you like meals that are easy to make, healthy and filling? How about meals that are budget-friendly? Me too! This sandwich meets the criteria and your family will love it!
One of the best reasons to eat this sensational sandwich is it includes a superfood: avocado. Avocados have been found to have so many health benefits, it is hard not to eat them! Their unique texture and flavor leave you wanting more and this sandwich will not disappoint.
Reasons to Eat Avocados
Healthy monounsaturated fats
Rich in other nutrients like Vitamin k, C, B6, and E
Helps cut bad cholesterol
Reduce risk of heart attack or stroke
Lower your weight by reducing hunger
Great source of energy
Kids love the cool green color
There are many other reasons avocados are beneficial to your health. There is also research linking avocados to fighting certain types of cancers. Why not eat one of these babies every day? Therefore, it is essential to find ways that will keep your family interested in this amazing superfood!
Yes, it is true Pinterest is more like a search engine than an actual social media platform such as Facebook or Instagram. Yet, one of the reasons I love Pinterest is it has increased traffic to my blog and I haven’t paid a dime. It is free traffic so get excited! One of my favorite quotes from teaching states, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail” – Benjamin Franklin. This holds true with your Pinterest followers and pinning strategy.
I’m going to start this post by telling you, I am not a Pinterest expert by any means. You can pay $100-200 for a course and learn a lot more than what I am going to tell you! However, my information is free and I will explain how I gained over 5,000 Pinterest followers (update 5900 as of Jan. 2018) and reach anywhere from 50-200 page views a day from Pinterest. These are strategies I have tested, but I continue to learn about this awesome tool that is a must for all bloggers.
Pinterest is downright frustrating. It is overwhelming and time-consuming, especially when you are new. Yet, if you put in the time, just like anything else, your hard work will pay off. I’m not going to feed your fluff and tell you I gained 5000 followers in a week. This was a solid strategy that took around eight months total. Nonetheless, if you stay with me I will teach you how I did it and how to follow the 80/20 rule, when to pin manually, and how to find your audience. Also, my post will give you some ideas of what you should be pinning!