Here's a little background about me that got me to where I am...
My wife and I are devoutly Catholic and use our faith to inform all of our financial decisions.
I am a relatively new teacher (first profession) and am toward the bottom of the pay scale.
My wife has been a nurse for four years.
We have a 10 month old son.
My father was a small business owner and I worked for him from ages 6-20.
At this point we have no debt except for our home (which many do not count as debt...but I do).
This blog is intended to give ideas about how to save money; not only by doing quirky things around the home, but in order to work toward building wealth and managing money properly for a more stable family.
I am not claiming to be an expert but I have found some things that work well for us and I'd like to share to possibly help others on their financial journey.
By being frugal we have been able to live in a neighborhood that is much nicer than people with similar incomes, take annual family vacations, build future financial stability with various methods of retirement, and be able to just be comfortable in our own skin when it comes time to pay bills every month.
Some of the savings I have found are in the areas of entertainment, food, home, child expenses, healthcare, shopping, clothing, etc.
More specific blog posts coming soon!