• Show Dad the love this Father’s Day

    Spoil dad this father's day without spending a fortune - gift ideas for each love language - stick to your budget

    Hands in the air if your dad (or any guy in your life) is one of the tougher people to shop for? Gah. Me too! My dad and my husband are tricky, and even more so when we have the budget tightened up! My advice to show dad the love this year: Figure out their Love Language! If you aren’t familiar with the idea of Love Languages, I highly encourage you to check out the book(s) by Gary Chapman. Grab a copy of the book (it’s a GREAT read!) or get started with the quiz below. The basic idea is…

  • 8 easy tips to get out of debt and change your life forever

    Tips for getting out of debt as fast as you can

    Getting out of debt can be a scary idea. It’s not always easy, and for some of us, it can feel like climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. I’ve stood at the bottom of a sixty-five thousand dollar mountain and felt beyond overwhelmed…

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    The absolute best way to get out of debt

    Are you in debt? Struggling to make your minimum payments and wondering how you are ever going to get AHEAD? Do you feel stressed, anxious, angry, or frustrated by your financial situation? Dang, I’ve BEEN THERE. Flashback a few years,…

  • How to start a budget that will change your life

    I know for some of you the word budget strikes fear into your heart. But what if I told you it isn’t hard? A budget doesn’t mean the end of fun and restaurants and shopping? What if I told you…

  • How you can cut back on spending to save more money

    Spend less to save more

    When we first started using our budget intentionally, our goal was paying off all of our debt, as quickly as we could. Every month that went by with us carrying balances on our debts meant more interest we were paying…

  • Mother's Day gifts on a budget

    Mother’s Day with Love (and a budget!)

    Looking for some low-cost ways to make sure mom feels loved, without breaking the bank? Look no further! Check out these meaningful (and low-budget!!) ideas to celebrate your momma or any other special person in your life! Forget fresh flowers…

  • Welcome to May…and a brand new budget!

    You guys!! Can you believe it’s nearly May?? It is amazing how quickly this year is going by – it is going to be summertime before we know it! If you have been following Reach for More for a while,…

  • quick tips to make extra money to pay off debt faster

    Quick Tips to Make Some Extra Money

    Once we decided to get intentional with our money and committed to paying off our debt, we were looking for any place possible to hustle a few extra dollars into our budget. We paused our retirement contributions, Dan worked as…

  • How your tribe can help you win with money

    One of the main reasons I wanted to build this blog and business was to create community with people who want to be intentional with their money, a space where people can celebrate and encourage each other without fear of…

  • save money at the grocery store - strategies for frugal, debt-free living

    10 ways to save money on your grocery budget

    Whether you are working at paying off debt or building wealth, you need to be intentional with your money. Your budget is a great tool to help you do that! I found that one of the easiest places I could…

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    The ONE Thing You Should Do Every Day…

    …to change your life! During our financial remodel, there were a lot of habits that I changed. We quit our credit cards. We stopped eating out simply because we felt lazy. We set goals and planned for our future in…

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    Words are Powerful – Get out of debt using one word!

    Friends. Your words are powerful. Do you want to have a GOOD life? Or do you want to have an EXCEPTIONAL life? The difference between those two words is gigantic. MY Words are Powerful Rewind to 2015. We were trying…

  • man in a red coat leaping between rocks in the desert with text: changing your money mindset

    Changing Your Money Mindset

    Let’s talk about shame for a second. When we started this revamp of our life, we owed $65000 on credit cards, student loans, and bank loans. Yes, you read that right. No, I didn’t typo an extra zero in there.…

  • Welcome to Our Cheer Squad!

    Our little Reach community started earlier this year on Facebook. When Dan & I shared our debt-free story, after 13 months of working our butts off to get there, we had so many people reach out and ask us how…

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    New Month, New Budget

    The end of March is just around the corner, and with a new month comes a new budget. Get your April budget set up before the month begins so you are ready to start tracking your spending and being intentional…

  • large sunflower on a blue sky background next to the text 5 money habits to change today

    5 Money Habits to Change Today

    It seems like every second article or book I read these days is about habits – breaking the bad and beginning the good. And it’s no wonder, I’ve spent the better part of the past three years building better eating,…