Marcus and I live on Amazon, okay maybe he doesn’t, but I do.  For me, it’s all about convenience if I can have it delivered to my house and spend less money than the price at a brick and mortar store count me in! It’s also been super convenient this year as many friends who were out of state got married or had babies. All I had to do was click on their Amazon list and have the gift shipped to their home.  We’ve been prime members for years and just recently signed up for Amazon Fresh. If you haven’t…

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So we’ve officially completed the first month in the second half of the year. Did you meet your monthly goals? Did you push yourself? Did you impress yourself? Did you let yourself down? I find that a lot of times throughout this journey people don’t take the time to sit down and properly reflect on where they came from and where they’re going and by not doing this they easily fall back into old habits. I for one am excited that June is over as the month slapped me around like I stole something! As most of these jobs pay…

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From the Desk of Mr. Broke on Purpose The summer can be a much-needed break for kids and adults alike since we’ve been Broke on Purpose® I can’t remember the last time we had any big plans for the summer, but who doesn’t love the long afternoons, savory barbecues and that classic song “Summertime” by Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff? My guess is nobody. This time of year can be ideal to go on vacation or just relax and recharge. One thing to keep in mind when planning and partaking in summer fun is your budget. Yes, that word…

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  I am super proud of Marcus and for sticking to our budget during the month of May. We ended the month with $117 left over in our budget, and I’m still trying to figure out how. HOW SWAY? This was one of the busiest months we’ve had so far this year, and it was all due to family coming into town for my graduation. One of our guest bedrooms was basically a catchall room and has been ever since we purchased our home back in 2013. While I’d slowly been decluttering it, we had to go into overdrive to make…

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When Melody and I first got our home my first thought was, wow we got a house, and shortly after that my thoughts became damn…..we got a house. The responsibilities of being a homeowner quickly set in. Realizing that home maintenance falls squarely on the shoulders of the homeowner is a sobering revelation. Questions like “ Do I know how to do that?” and “What do I use to do that?” normally come 1 and 2 when facing home maintenance or chores. I won’t be able to direct you on how to perform home maintenance; there are google and youtube…

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