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7 Things They Never Taught You in School About Money

We spend 12 to 16 years in school on average. I don’t know about you, but I never once learned about how to get rich, retire comfortable, or even budget my personal finances. So today we are going to go over the 7 things they never taught you in school Read more…


8 Financial TED Talks That Will Change Your Life

8 Financial TED Talks that will Change Your life

You’ve probably heard of Ted-Talks, a non-profit organization for spreading thought inspiring and motivational ideas. These talks are usually delivered in quick 20+ minute videos that you can watch in your free time and will no doubt leave you feeling inspired and motivated to create change in your life! These Read more…


How to Save Money When Decorating Your Home

How to Save Money when decoration your home

  We are thrilled to have this guest post from Kim over at ourhomeliving.com! We highly recommend checking out her site for all things design and organization inspiration to turn your home into a sanctuary! She also knows how to stay frugal in the process of reaching your dream home Read more…


10 Ways to Save Money on your Food Budget

10 Ways to Save Money on your Food Budget

The dreaded food budget. I despise the food budget. I can’t help but feel that I pay hundreds of dollars for good food that gets eaten by my 5 kids, just to pay for toiletries to clean up after it! J If you feel this way then you are always Read more…


9 Side Hustles You Can Do From the Comfort of Your Bed

9 Side hustles you can do from your bed

Let’s talk about some side-hustles that you can do from the comfort of your own bed. We feel at The Willow Brook Life that not having a side-income is one of the biggest financial mistakes that you can make. Having a side-hustle from the comfort of your own home is Read more…


5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER HAVE A CAR PAYMENT

5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER HAVE A CAR PAYMENT

For middle class America, car payments are a normal way of life, everybody has one! I’ve even been told; “a car payment is a sign of being an adult”. Yes most of us were raised to believe that this is the norm and that every car we own comes with Read more…


WHY YOU CAN NEVER MOVE FORWARD WITHOUT A WRITTEN BUDGET

WHY YOU CAN NEVER MOVE FORWARD WITHOUT A WRITTEN BUDGET

Your income doesn’t matter, your age doesn’t matter, your race doesn’t matter! The only thing that is holding you back is math! This is why you cannot move forward without a written budget. a game plan for your money and your money goals! When we don’t bother to do the Read more…


WHY YOUR ATTITUDE IS KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL BUDGET

WHY YOUR ATTITUDE IS KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL BUDGET

According to Gallup poll only 32% of households in America maintain a household budget. The rate of financial success within those households is even fewer due to approaching it with the wrong attitude. Anyone can create a budget, it can be simple or complex if desired. It can be full Read more…


HOW WE SAVED $600 IN ONE MONTH!

HOW WE SAVED $600 IN JUST ONE MONTH

We saved over $600 in just one month by changing some all-too-common habits that were draining our budget! Saving money starts as a choice followed by direct action. It takes discipline and intention. Your mind has to be made up that it is more important to save money for, (fill Read more…


HOW WE PAID OFF $55K OF DEBT ON 1 LOW INCOME

HOW WE PAID OFF $55K OF DEBT ON 1 LOW INCOME

Debt is a horrible thing. It robs us of what is ours, it takes away opportunity, freedom and security. It keeps people awake at night and working around the clock. I know because my husband and I have been up to our eyeballs in it since we got married. I Read more…