Brand Stinking New

Last weekend I bought a new car. But not just any car. I bought my muse. The car I’ve had in the back of my mind every time I thought about buying a car within the last four years. Enter Toothless, our brand new 2014 Ford Fusion. Yes, I went outside the box with this […]


I love budgets. It’s embarrassing to admit, but budgets get my blood all excited! One of the reasons I love our budget, is because we really do make a very tight income work for a growing family.  There is no doubt in my mind that we’ll be able to swing the new Fay family member I’m growing.  […]

How We Saved Money On Vacation

Let’s just get this out in the open – vacations can be insanely expensive.  In many cases, long trips have the ability to break the budget if not planned carefully. Our trip to Canada was initially budgeted at $3,000 – for 10 nights/11 days.  I’m sure someone could do it for this amount, but we […]

Impulse Buyer

I almost bought a car this weekend. Even though we’re not technically shopping for one yet, I secretly window shop online.  I like to have an idea of the market, and what exactly I’ll be looking for.  The plan is to wait until we get back from our Canadian vacation and then start making some […]

Reader Questions

So one of my readers had a few additional questions after my Food post the other day.  Instead of just giving her the answers I realized it would probbaly make a good post of it’s own.  I’m sure there are others out there who have similar questions, so hopefully this will help you out! Do […]

Fay Eatery

Would it freak you out if I told you that we spend less than $40 per week on household food?  Some weeks it’s even under $30. This fact is a huge contributor to how we are able to save so much moolah. Our household eating hasn’t always been this affordable.  Back a few years ago […]

The Water Debate

Do you drink bottled water? I don’t, and neither should you. I’m up on my soap box again, and this time it’s for a darn good reason, actually, it’s always for a good reason, but this time it’s to save you some money, and the planet! Bottled water is a hot topic here in Arizona.  […]

Knowing When To Splurge

I’ve really struggled with the idea of our vacation this summer (aka NEXT month!!!).  Since we never really go on trips it was very difficult for me to accept the idea of spending thousands of dollars to go on one vacation.  Remember? I vented about it here. The closer this trip gets to fruition though, […]