• Rainy Day Fund | $1000 can seem like a lot of money. Break it down and it's a lot less daunting. $3 a day = $1000+ per year. Grab a jar and start saving!

10 Easy Ways to Save $1000 For Your Rainy Day Fund

Everyone needs a rainy day fund. A rainy day fund isn’t an planning-for-the-apocalypse type emergency fund. Although, we all need to be working on one of those, too. A rainy day fund is for less catastrophic circumstances. For instance, an...
  • Smart money secrets from the great depression. Skills and knowledge that will help you save money and be more self-reliant today.

Smart Money Secrets from the Great Depression

Smart Money Secrets from the Great Depression It’s easy to be lulled into believing we live in a time of great (and increasing) prosperity. And, on the surface we do appear to be living easier, more comfortable lives than our...
  • Your side hustle success starts here. 21 painless ways to make extra money.

21 Painless Ways to Make Extra Money

Frugal living is a great way to cut your cost of living but lowering your expenses is just one aspect of a healthy balance sheet and budget. Sometimes, you also need to make extra money. The other column on your...
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Save Money: How to make the power Pinterest work for you

Pinterest. Once you discover its delights, it quickly becomes a big part of your online world. I spend a lot of my time on Pinterest. Partly for my blog but also to learn about the topics that interest me both professionally...
  • 5 quick tips to eat healthy, plus save time and money

5 Quick Tips to Eat Healthy plus Save Time and Money

Eating healthy on a budget doesn’t have to be complicated. There are five basic steps that will ensure you avoid the drive through and keep more dollars in your pocket. Each and every week. And the best bit is, they...
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Single Parents: Smart Money Habits for a Simple, Happy Life

Living on one income can be a challenge. Living on one income and being a single parent can turn that challenge into an ever present source of stress and anxiety. Sure, the basics are the same: Track your spending Create...
  • When disaster strikes - don't let grief sabotage your life

How to dust yourself off after disaster strikes and why you need to

Disaster can strike in many ways; financial, health, relationships or a death in the family. Sometimes you know they’re on the horizon, like the recent death of my daughter’s dad from Melanoma (the nastiest form of skin cancer) but sometimes...
  • April blog traffic and income report why blogging is a great way to make money online

Blog Income Report – April 2016

Welcome to April’s blog income and traffic report for Smart Money, Simple Life. Sharing this information still feels a little odd but I know the value I get from reading others’ blog income and traffic reports so I’m hoping my monthly...
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6 Simple Rules for Being More Frugal AND Loving Life

Frugal living should be simple. Right? Why then do we always insist on complicating things? Too often I think we do it to appear clever or to make it seem like some sort of weird initiation rite. Like you have...
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Emergency Planning for Solopreneurs – What You Need To Know

Emergency Planning. It’s not all about bunkers, canned food and the zombie apocalypse. Emergency planning also means considering a number of what if scenarios and applying them to your own situation, especially if you’re a solopreneur. Not sure what I...