My family and I have been trying to find land to build on this year. Unfortunately for us, this year is NOT the best year to be investing in homes and land. Manufactured homes have increases many thousands of dollars since we first looked in March! Local options are close to the 200’s JUST for […]
Americans Choose The Rural Life
As many of us thought about how to better survive a crisis, USPS address changes show many Americans choose the rural life in doing so. I in this article it talks about how the pandemic did or did not change the flow of people choosing the relocate. It made me think about the benefits of […]
Lessons From Minimalist Living
Over the summer I wrote about RVing on a budget. In that article I shared that my family fulltime RVs. RVing fulltime might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I think there are valuable lessons to be learned when living simply. Here are some of the lessons I have learned about living the small […]
6 Tips to Get Top Dollar When Selling Your Home
Selling your home and moving is an exhausting experience. I know because about this time last year, my husband, son, and I helped my daughter pack up everything and move. It wasn’t a close move, either. She sold her existing home and bought a house four and a half hours drive away in a new […]
Cheap Ideas for Decorating Your First Apartment
Recently, I read a Facebook post my Nephew’s wife shared. In the post were pictures of her daughter, happy and smiling, in cap and gown at her high school graduation ceremony. Obviously, she’s not the only one graduating at this time of year. There are literally thousands of graduates from both high school and college […]
6 Frugal Fall Home Improvement Ideas
A couple of weeks ago, I went to visit my daughter who moved recently. While there, I helped her put away some stuff from the move as well as do some cleaning and painting.
8 Ways to Save on Summer Lawn Care
July is coming to a close in the next couple of days and August is hot on its heels. That means school will be starting soon and eventually, my yard work will slow down.
What to Know Before Renting Your First Place
Moving out on your own for the first time is exciting. You are in charge of where you live, what your place looks like, and how long you’ll live there.
5 Tips to Help You Buy the Best House for Your Budget
Where I live, just two days ago we were experiencing some pretty rough winter weather. However, today it was warmer and you’d never have known the storm had ever happened. In fact, the birds were singing earlier reminding me that even warmer days will soon arrive. On the heels of the warm weather will be […]
Moving Expenses You May Not Have Thought About
Hunting for a new place to live takes time but can be kind of fun. I know when my husband and I moved into our first home together we felt excitement and anticipation. We both had new jobs as well as a baby on the way so we definitely had a lot of changes to […]
Are You Ready to Buy a House?
Now that my husband and I have been living in our house for a little over a month, we’re 95% unpacked and I’m 100% happy here. Every day I wake up excited to be in a house we picked together, our first house as a married couple. Also, having a pool in 110 degree weather […]
7 Things You Should NEVER Buy in Bulk
I’ve never been much of a Costco or Sam’s Club fan, but my parents love it. They love it so much, they get extra excited when I visit them, because they make me go to Costco with them. They say they like having “someone strong” to help them carry the heavy groceries. I guess I […]
How to Buy Your First Home
It’s almost over, folks! B and I close on our first home together in slightly over a week, and we couldn’t be happier. We’re staying at my parents’ place until we move and, while they’re great, you just get tired of living out of a suitcase and not being able to order Subscribe and Save […]
How to Budget for a New House
As B and I are going through the process of buying our new house, we’ve learned quite a few things along the way. One of the ones we knew all along was, roughly, the budget for our new house. Before even thinking of buying a new house, it’s imperative to look at your finances first. […]
5 Tips for New Home Buyers
In one of my last posts on Your PF Pro, I summarized what it’s like to sell your house and how to avoid some of the mistakes we made. Now that we’ve (almost) sold our home, we’ve put an offer down on our new home – and it was accepted! A lot of people ask […]
7 Things I Learned Selling Our Home
In the past few weeks, I’ve covered how to get moving boxes for free, as well as maybe not spending all your time procuring those boxes (lesson learned!) All that to say: my husband and I are finally selling our home! This is the first time either of us have ever sold a home, so […]
4 Places to Get Free Moving Boxes
No matter how you feel about your move, moving is a lot of work, and it can be expensive. Even if it’s all DIY, you’ll likely need a dolly (which many people don’t own), and you might need some friends, who you have to pay in pizza and beer. On top of any moving costs […]
How Living in a Tiny House Can Help You Pay Off Debt
As the festivities of the holidays fade away, and credit card bills come due, you may realize that 2016 needs to be a year of saving or dramatically reducing spending.You may have important expenses to save up for, like a wedding or new house, or you may want to buckle down and invest for your […]
The Benefits of Doing Your Own Landscaping
This past weekend, I turned into a gardener and laborer. For context, my fiance has a vision and design for our backyard, and we finally have the resources (aka disposable income) to fully redo the backyard and make it an enjoyable space. However, while we have some disposable income for fixing up the backyard, that […]
Would You Get a Mortgage Without Your Spouse?
When my fiance and I started planning our future together, one thing we both agreed on was to sell his current house and buy a house together. While his house is great, we both agree it’s time to move to a better neighborhood and into a house with a pool (almost a must when you […]