Shorten the debt chain

This weekend when I did the month end review for January, I was excited to learn that despite all the financial hardships we experienced over the past month, we were still able to pay down $1,048 in debt! That may not seem like too much money to some people but to us it was great!…

Grocery Budget Tips

Here at our untidy life we are really working on our finances. Very specifically our debt snowball. One way we can keep our debt snowball rolling is to keep careful track of our grocery budget. Our food budget is one of the few expenses we can really control. We have tried lot of ways to…

Tips for Reducing Food Waste

Last Wednesday I wrote about our after holiday trash. This week, one of the topics I am focused on is the kitchen. Continuing that theme, I have come up with four tips to help reduce food waste in the kitchen. Tip 1: Don’t overbuy produce at the store Sometimes when we go grocery shopping we…

Making Fruit Sauce

At our untidy house, we do a lot of cooking from scratch. There are a few reasons for this. First, it is less expensive than eating out or purchasing prepackaged food. Second, we use less plastic and thus create less plastic waste. And third, cooking from scratch can help keep food waste to a minimum….

Pausing the Debt Snowball

In our untidy household, we try very hard to follow a budget and are working on our debt snowball. We have found that pausing the debt snowball is sometimes necessary. Many of you will probably recognize the term “debt snowball” from personal finance guru Dave Ramsey. Mr. Ramsey developed the Baby Steps and outlines them…