22 episodes

It's not always easy to take on a second job in order to improve your financial situation and, most the time, it's not necessary. Each Thursday, join Sarah Brumley, an ordinary wife and mom, as she details practical ways to use the income you already have to achieve your greatest goals. If you are struggling to make your family finances work for you, or just want some down-to-earth inspiration to increase your financial success, this is the podcast for you.

Financial Fix Up, Family Budget Tips, Frugal Living Sarah Brumley, Lemon Blessings

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    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

It's not always easy to take on a second job in order to improve your financial situation and, most the time, it's not necessary. Each Thursday, join Sarah Brumley, an ordinary wife and mom, as she details practical ways to use the income you already have to achieve your greatest goals. If you are struggling to make your family finances work for you, or just want some down-to-earth inspiration to increase your financial success, this is the podcast for you.

    5 Simple Mistakes to Avoid While Paying Down Debt

    5 Simple Mistakes to Avoid While Paying Down Debt

    We’re a little under ten years into our debt payoff journey and today I want to share a few of the mistakes we made so that you might be able to avoid them as you pursue the financial freedom that comes with being debt free. Sound like something you need? Well then, let’s get started.
    Next StepsCheck out these DIY Resources and TemplatesDownload your FREE Family Budget WorksheetJoin the Financial Fix Up Membership
    Related Podcast Episodes:#12: Debt Free Travel: 3 Tips for Your Budget-Friendly Vacation#7: How Much Money Should I Allocate to Paying Down Debt?#3: How to Create the Ideal Family Budget for Your Family#1: The Truth About What Financial Freedom Actually Means to Me
    Grab Your Financial Fix Up Planner Today with 20% OFFHere’s the deal: in order to achieve your long-term financial goals, you have to have a budget that works for you and your family. That means, getting super clear on your income, expenses, and total debt payoff amounts, so you can make any necessary changes and begin to see progress. That’s exactly what the Financial Fix Up Planner is designed to help you do. With step-by-step instructions to set up your budget, monthly challenges to keep you on your toes, menu planning resources, and space to reflect on your goals, you’ll have everything you need to pursue your dream of financial freedom. Sound like something you need? You can grab your copy today at lemonblessings.com/planner and because you are a podcast listener, you can get it for 20% off by using code SUMMER24. Once again that’s lemonblessings.com/planner and use code SUMMER24 for 20% off your copy of the Financial Fix Up Planner.
    Additional Resources:Want more? Join the Lemon Blessings’ Membership and you’ll gain access to over 60 budgeting resources, as well as my personal meal plans, recipes, and budgeting strategies. https://lemonblessings.com/membership

    • 12 min
    Medical Bills Got You Down? Consider This Strategy Now

    Medical Bills Got You Down? Consider This Strategy Now

    There’s nothing worse than recovering from a medical event only to have a huge medical bill show up and not know how to pay for it. Not to worry - today I’m walking you through five steps to help you figure out what to do next - no panic required. Sound like something you need? Well then, let’s get started.
    Next StepsCheck out these DIY Resources and TemplatesDownload your FREE Family Budget WorksheetJoin the Financial Fix Up Membership
    Related Podcast Episodes:#13: 5 Savings Funds Every Family Budget Needs#4: How to Cope When Your Income Doesn’t Cover Your Necessities#3: How to Create the Ideal Family Budget for Your Family
    Grab Your Financial Fix Up Planner Today with 20% OFFHere’s the deal: in order to achieve your long-term financial goals, you have to have a budget that works for you and your family. That means, getting super clear on your income, expenses, and total debt payoff amounts, so you can make any necessary changes and begin to see progress. That’s exactly what the Financial Fix Up Planner is designed to help you do. With step-by-step instructions to set up your budget, monthly challenges to keep you on your toes, menu planning resources, and space to reflect on your goals, you’ll have everything you need to pursue your dream of financial freedom. Sound like something you need? You can grab your copy today at lemonblessings.com/planner and because you are a podcast listener, you can get it for 20% off by using code SUMMER24. Once again that’s lemonblessings.com/planner and use code SUMMER24 for 20% off your copy of the Financial Fix Up Planner.
    Additional Resources:Want more? Join the Lemon Blessings’ Membership and you’ll gain access to over 60 budgeting resources, as well as my personal meal plans, recipes, and budgeting strategies. https://lemonblessings.com/membership

    • 12 min
    How a School Year Line Item Can Save Your Budget

    How a School Year Line Item Can Save Your Budget

    From class parties to school supplies to new clothing and beyond, the cost of sending a kiddo to school can sometimes feel enormous. Today we’re chatting about how a school year line item can save your yearly budget, and I’m giving you the ideas I wish someone had shared with me early on. Sound like something you need? Well then, let’s get started.
    Next StepsCheck out these DIY Resources and TemplatesDownload your FREE Family Budget WorksheetJoin the Financial Fix Up Membership
    Grab Your Financial Fix Up Planner Today with 20% OFFHere’s the deal: in order to achieve your long-term financial goals, you have to have a budget that works for you and your family. That means, getting super clear on your income, expenses, and total debt payoff amounts, so you can make any necessary changes and begin to see progress. That’s exactly what the Financial Fix Up Planner is designed to help you do. With step-by-step instructions to set up your budget, monthly challenges to keep you on your toes, menu planning resources, and space to reflect on your goals, you’ll have everything you need to pursue your dream of financial freedom. Sound like something you need? You can grab your copy today at lemonblessings.com/planner and because you are a podcast listener, you can get it for 20% off by using code SUMMER24. Once again that’s lemonblessings.com/planner and use code SUMMER24 for 20% off your copy of the Financial Fix Up Planner.
    Related Podcast Episodes:#13: 5 Savings Funds Every Family Budget Needs#11: 1 Simple Way to Save Money on School Supplies for Next Year#5: 5 Kid-Related Expenses to Consider for Summer Survival#3: How to Create the Ideal Family Budget for Your Family
    Additional Resources:Want more? Join the Lemon Blessings’ Membership and you’ll gain access to over 60 budgeting resources, as well as my personal meal plans, recipes, and budgeting strategies. https://lemonblessings.com/membership

    • 16 min
    9 Things to Consider When it’s Your Turn to Host

    9 Things to Consider When it’s Your Turn to Host

    If just the thought of hosting a small group or gathering in your home has you feeling overwhelmed, today’s episode is for you. I’m sharing nine tips to help you prepare for your upcoming event so that you can be confident and relaxed as you enjoy time spent with family and friends. Sound like something you want? Well then, let’s get started.
    Next StepsCheck out these DIY Resources and TemplatesDownload the Meal Planning BundleJoin the Financial Fix Up Membership
    Related Podcast Episodes:#13: 5 Savings Funds Every Family Budget Needs#10: How to Avoid the Comparison Trap with Your Finances#9: How to Keep Your Friends and Your Budget, Too
    Additional Resources:Want more? Join the Lemon Blessings’ Membership and you’ll gain access to over 60 budgeting resources, as well as my personal meal plans, recipes, and budgeting strategies. https://lemonblessings.com/membership

    • 15 min
    5 Reasons Your Budget Will Fail as a Married Couple

    5 Reasons Your Budget Will Fail as a Married Couple

    Any married couple knows that one of the hardest things in marriage is dealing with the finances. It doesn’t matter how much money you have (or don’t have) when you get married, trying to figure out how to balance your finances with those of your spouse can result in endless arguments and frustration. The key to getting those finances in order: a budget, and yet, if you aren’t aware of the common budget pitfalls for marriage, even that budget will fail. So, if you’re ready to prevent budget failure - this one's for you! Let’s get started.
    Next StepsCheck out these DIY Resources and TemplatesDownload your FREE Family Budget WorksheetJoin the Financial Fix Up Membership
    Grab the Debt Snowball Worksheet
    Related Podcast Episodes:#13: 5 Savings Funds Every Family Budget Needs#4: How to Cope When Your Income Doesn’t Cover Your Necessities#3: How to Create the Ideal Family Budget for Your Family
    Additional Resources:Want more? Join the Lemon Blessings’ Membership and you’ll gain access to over 60 budgeting resources, as well as my personal meal plans, recipes, and budgeting strategies. https://lemonblessings.com/membership

    • 15 min
    3 Meal Planning Strategies I Use to Save Money Each Month

    3 Meal Planning Strategies I Use to Save Money Each Month

    Creating and sticking to a meal plan can save you tons of time and money, but only if you know how to implement it in a way that works for your family. Today I’m sharing three meal planning strategies I use each and every month to simplify the process and get better results. Sound like something you need? Well then, let’s get started!
    Next StepsCheck out these DIY Resources and TemplatesDownload the Meal Planning BundleJoin the Financial Fix Up Membership
    Related Podcast Episodes:#8: 3 Simple Ways to Create Your Family Grocery Budget#4: How to Cope When Your Income Doesn’t Cover Your Necessities#3: How to Create the Ideal Family Budget for Your Family
    Additional Resources:How to Create a Monthly Meal Plan You’ll LoveHow to Create a Grocery List that Saves You Money
    Want more? Join the Lemon Blessings’ Membership and you’ll gain access to over 60 budgeting resources, as well as my personal meal plans, recipes, and budgeting strategies. https://lemonblessings.com/membership

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

rightjennifer ,

You can make a budget and stick to it!

Sarah is in the trenches with you if you are trying to figure out budgeting and better spending habits for your family. Listening to her you really start to feel like you won’t get bogged down! She gives you clear steps to help you get a handle on spending. Her grocery saving tips alone are gold! Cutting out stuff that are “nice to haves” not “need” to haves are key! Can’t wait for more episodes!

Kris Pierce ,

Motivated to be Financially Free

Love this podcast to help me establish better financial habits and move towards a greater level of financial freedom. Sarah is an endearing and helpful host who makes me want to learn more about my finances and how I can take charge of my financial future.

UnchartedEntrepreneurs ,

The podcast I wish I had when I was starting my family!

Sarah does a fabulous job breaking down tips and strategies to help you achieve your families financial dreams. She even makes “budgeting” seem almost fun! 🤩 I wish I had this podcast to listen to when I was a new mom trying to raise 3 boys on a tight budget! That being said, as an empty nester I’m planning on using some of the tips Sarah shares inside the podcast.

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