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Kristia L.

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Family Balance Sheet
Budgeting, Family
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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In previous years, I would create a long list of financial goals, only to have little accomplished by the end of the December. Too many shiny quarters and not enough focus gets absolutely nothing accomplished. I almost stopped writing goals down altogether. In 2018, we decided to focus on just 2 main financial goals and before […] The post Our 2019 Financial Goal appeared first on Family Balance Sheet. ...
Posted: Jan 11 2019 @ 4:54 PM
One word. Just one word to focus on during the upcoming year. It’s been a trend every January and I’ve always found it interesting to read how other people have come up with their one word. I chose a word back in 2014 and by the end of that year I forgot what the word […] The post My Word for 2019 appeared first on Family Balance Sheet. ...
Posted: Jan 05 2019 @ 9:59 AM
Here’s a peek at what we ate this week on our budget. I’ve had to bump up the budget over the years as my kids have grown and started to eat as much as adults. I now spend $600-700/month on groceries and I struggle to remember those days when I spent $400-500. My kids ate […] The post What We Ate this Week on our Budget 12.14.18 appeared first on Family ...
Posted: Dec 14 2018 @ 2:25 PM
I have a big favor to ask you. I know that you all are extremely busy, but could you please, pretty please with a cherry on top, complete my reader survey. Now before you roll your eyes and leave, let me explain why I’m asking this of you. This survey will help me create content […] The post 2018 Reader Survey: Help me make FBS better for YOU! appeared first on ...
Posted: Dec 01 2018 @ 11:13 AM
Whether you’re an avid Aldi shopper or new to the store, I’ve pulled together 7 Aldi Dinner Ideas for $70 to make your next meal plan easier. I bought all the main ingredients for these 7 dinners at Aldi and the cost was around $70–AND there were leftovers for additional meals. Nice work, Aldi! A […] The post 7 Aldi Dinner Ideas appeared first on Family Balance Sheet. ...
Posted: Nov 16 2018 @ 1:04 PM
This is not a sponsored post, however, any direct links to Blue Apron are my referral links. You will receive dollars off your first order and I will earn a credit. I only write my honest opinion on products that I have tried. Thanks for your support. My daughter has been begging me for several months […] The post My Honest Review of Blue Apron Meal Kit Delivery Service appeared first on ...
Posted: Nov 07 2018 @ 1:09 PM
Looking for ways to use leftover Halloween Candy? I’ve got you covered! I’m a big fan of all things sweet and chocolate, so I look forward to Halloween candy. As a child, I grew up on a road that didn’t have a lot of houses, so while trick or treat was fun for me and […] The post 30+ Ways to Use Leftover Halloween Candy appeared first on Family Balance Sheet. ...
Posted: Oct 19 2018 @ 1:21 PM
Frugal Friday: A recap of how we frugal-ed our way through the week so that we have more money to put towards our financial goals. Our mission: Live WELL On LESS Money. What We Ate this Week: I make an effort each week to serve my family delicious food but still stick to the budget. […] The post How We Frugal-ed this Week: 10/12/18 appeared first on Family Balance Sheet. ...
Posted: Oct 12 2018 @ 1:25 PM
It happened. I turned 49 last month. I survived…but my mom’s homemade birthday cake had a lot to do with it. Now I’m on the road to the big 5-0! Half of me is in such denial that I want to hide in bed under my covers. The other half of me wants to punch […] The post Facing 50 appeared first on Family Balance Sheet. ...
Posted: Oct 08 2018 @ 3:52 PM
The end of summer edition of  Chit Chat. Here’s a peek at what’s going on with me, my family, and our life since my last Chit Chat.  I was vacant from the blog and its social media for much of the summer. I didn’t mean to be, but between working at our business, chauffeuring 2 […] The post Chit Chat: End of Summer 2018 Edition appeared first on Family Balance Sheet. ...
Posted: Aug 29 2018 @ 7:00 AM


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