Hi there! Welcome to Budget Kitty!
If you’ve found our site, I’m guessing you’re busy and overworked, and you’re probably looking for help getting organized and managing your finances.
You want to cut your expenses and save money so you can afford to enjoy more fun experiences with your family!
And you probably want to learn how to make more money through side hustles or by starting your own business.
Sound about right?
You see, I know exactly how you feel. We could be best friends!
We’re a single income family of 5 trying to get ahead in an expensive world.
In the past, we made some poor financial choices and ran into some tough circumstances that caused us to fall deeply into debt.
We felt frustrated and embarrassed by the situation we had gotten ourselves into. But we knew there was no use feeling sorry for ourselves, so we decided to change our ways.
We sat down and took a cold, hard look at our bills. We realized we were spending more money than we were taking in, and that’s a recipe for disaster!
So we drew up a budget that we could stick to and we cut expenses wherever we could. We also started looking for side gigs and others ways to earn more money so we could pay down our debt faster.
I wish I could say we are out of debt, but we’re still working on that. But we’re getting there and I’m looking forward to the day we make our last debt payment.
More About Us
Budget Kitty is actually 2 people. We’re a husband and wife team that works together on this site just like we work together on our finances.
Jeri is a stay at home mom who quit her job to stay home and raise her kids. She’s a full-time mom, chef, counselor, and chauffeur who is always on the go and strapped for time. Over the years she has done a number of side hustles to help bring in extra income to support her family.
Mike is a hard-working dad who works in corporate America but dreams of having a business that will allow him to work at home full time. He has blogged before but this is the first time we’ve worked on a web site together.
We also have 3 kids: Grace, Cate, and Liam. They’re all super active with sports and activities and keeping all of our schedules straight can make our heads spin.
What to Expect From Us
We’re all about simple solutions that will save us time and money.
Here’s just a sample of what you’ll find here:
- Budgeting tips and tricks we use to manage our money
- Money 101 – because you need to understand the basics so you can make smart decisions
- Family – because nothing is more important than that
- Productivity tips to help you get more done without pulling hair out of your head
- Quick and easy recipes you can whip out on those crazy busy nights!
- Do it yourself projects, both crafts and home improvement
We want to use this blog to help people like you learn about budgeting, saving money, and earning more money.
Are you ready to join us?