It’s time for your kids to start driving! What an exciting [and terrifying] feeling. The good news is that you’ll be informed, so you don’t have to be caught off guard by any of the common craziness that surrounds the first years of teen driving.
Budgeting is a simple concept that can be difficult in practice. We all know the basics of what a budget is, but most people don’t follow one.
“Money doesn’t grow on trees” is a common saying, dating back to the 1800s. We all understand the meaning as, “you don’t just get money without working for it,” and we use it to teach this to our kids. The only issue is, this phrase doesn’t explain where money comes from, it only explains where it doesn’t come from.
This is our story of adoption and how is doesn’t have to be expensive. I also go into the relationship between being pro-life and adoption. Adoption doesn’t have to cost a lot. And there’s a connection between abortion and adoption.
In this video, I talk about how to get out of debt, the 24 things we did to pay off our debt, and how I regret doing some of these things. If you’re in debt, this video will motivate you and give you ideas on how to get out of debt. Being debt-free is a beautiful thing.
Kids have the largest influence in what and where your family eats, entertainment choices, family vacations, and many other aspects of your life. Advertisers not only know this, they exploit it.
I created this list of things our kids absolutely must know before moving out on their own. We can implement many of these ideas during teachable moments throughout the day. We can implement the more complex ideas by sitting down and having a conversation with our kids.
We did a 30-day no-spend challenge that turned into 90 days. This is how it worked, what happened, and how you can do it too.
In this video, I tell my supernatural story of when I first started tithing and how God gave me $100 through a stranger. Think of it like a Christmas special.
In this video, I walk you through how to use Dave Ramsey’s budgeting software, EveryDollar, and how to get the most out of it.
In this video, we talk about the financial benefits of minimalism. Being a minimalist comes with plenty of benefits, but did you know it can benefit you financially? Lots of good things happen to your money when you minimize.
In this video, I talk about minimalism as a mindset and why we attach so much value to stuff.
How many things do you own? You probably have no idea, unless you’re weird or a minimalist who can actually count them. If getting rid of 5,000 things peaks your interest, you might just be a minimalist in the making. But before we dive into what it means to be a minimalist, let’s talk about what minimalism isn’t.
In this video, I tell you how you can easily get started with minimalism. If you want to be a minimalist, these are 3 quick and easy steps you can take to declutter and minimize your home.
In this video, I talk about the things making us unhappy, how to actually achieve happiness, and why so many people are waiting to be happy.
When you think of decluttering, it may seem overwhelming. You have all this stuff. You’re not exactly sure how you’ve accumulated such an absurd amount of things, but you have. All you know now is that you need less stuff.
If you’ve been stuck inside like my family, you have a lot of unexpected time to get stuff done. Things like minimizing, decluttering, and the dreaded… cleaning.
We live in a high-speed world, filled with technology, appointments, meetings, and family time somewhere in there. In this video, I talk about how we can slow down.
This is realistic minimalism. I show the before/after of what my desk looked like cluttered and what I decided to be intentional about keeping.
With Black Friday being so recent, the 5th point is ironic, but these are the 5 things we teach our kids about minimalism and intentional living.
In this video, we’re going through our last days in Italy. From Christmastime to packing and moving time, it’s all in this vlog.
In this video, I give you 5 compelling reasons you should never buy a timeshare. I also tell you our timeshare story and how you can take advantage of timeshare resorts without buying one. So don’t buy one before you watch this entire video… or after you you watch this video.
In this video, I show you how we travel constantly. We’re a family of 7 on one income. We take multiple extended vacations every year and we visit new countries on a monthly basis. This is how we afford to do it and how you can do it too.
In this video, I tell give you the 35 differences between Italy and America that I’ve noticed as an American living in Italy for the last 4 years.
Our family of seven has stayed in more than 20 different homes through AirBNB, across 12 countries, and over 40 days. It’s our preferred form of lodging. No other other type of lodging we’ve used has compared, and I’ll explain why.
In this video, I give you the best tips for traveling international with children. How to save money and general tips to make traveling with kids easier. We have 5 kids, and we’ve been to almost 30 countries, so we’ve learned what works and what doesn’t.
The “5 Ps” say “Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance.” That’s true, but when it comes to finance, I say, “Calculated Proper Planning Prevents Overspending,” or C-3PO. If you live by that phrase, your finances will be golden (ok, I’m done).
We’re a family of seven, so it’s hard for people to imagine that we do anything “minimally” or “lightly.” And of course, any time someone hears that we strive towards minimalism, we get the jokes about how we’re not minimalist when it comes to children.
In this video, I give you all the tips I’ve learned in the last 4 years of living here in Italy, just outside of Venice. We have 5 kids, so we’ve learned how to get the most out of Venice with children.
We went to a cabin in the Italian Alps (The Dolomites), at 8,000 ft above sea level, for the weekend… and we got snowed in!!!!