hi! I'm Shannon
When I started our debt free journey to pay off over HALF a MILLION dollars in student loan and business debt, I felt pretty hopeless.
My husband and I had never done a budget together, had no clue how to create a debt pay off plan, and were spending way more than we were bringing home each month.
After 7 months of downsizing, selling everything, and reducing our living expenses to the absolute minimum, we were finally ready to make that first debt payment!
Getting our finances in order was hard work, but I quickly realized that it was also kind of fun...and definitely rewarding!
I love sharing all the little frugal things we do around our house to throw extra money at debt, and encourage others that they can do it too!
On this page, you'll find my favorite articles and videos to help you get started on your path to frugal living!
videos from YouTube
articles from the blog
How to Save for An Emergency Fund (Examples of When to Use it!)How to Budget | 03-09-2022
How to Budget Money & Survive on a Low IncomeHow to Budget | 01-25-2022
How to Get Out of Debt When You’re BROKE with no MoneyPay Off Debt | 12-02-2021
Budget Meal Planning Ideas for Large Families (with free printables!)Meal Planning | 10-04-2021
How to use a Cash Envelope Budgeting SystemFrugal Living | 08-21-2020
How to Make a Budget for BeginnersHow to Budget | 06-13-2019
videos from tiktok
@makingfrugalfun New YT video up! Link in bio and in comments. 🎉❤️ #debtfreejourney #debtfreecommunity #debtpayoff #debtpayofftips #daveramsey #frugalmom #frugal ♬ Carol of the Bings - Cursed Mashups
@makingfrugalfun Just posted a full (but quick) walkthrough of the binder on YouTube (link in bio)! #recipesforyou #recipebinder #mealplanning #grocerybudget #frugal ♬ original sound - Shannon - Making Frugal FUN
@makingfrugalfun *NEW* PRINTABLE LIFE & BUDGET planner on sale now! Link in bio. #planner #frugalmom #budgeting #budgetplanner #printables #debtfreejourney #planwithme ♬ son original - isaac.syl
@makingfrugalfun Follow along on our journey to DEBT FREE! #debtfree #debtfreejourney #debtfreecommunity #debtfreefamous #debtfreetiktok ♬ The Magic Bomb (Questions I Get Asked) [Extended Mix] - Hoàng Read