One Little Word for 2014

Last year I really enjoyed reading about Elise's "one little word" theme for 2013 and decided to join in this year. For our word, Mike and I decided that "prudent" was a perfect theme for what we want to focus on in 2014.

During this upcoming year we really want to start saving more, spending less, and knocking out debt as much as we can. While it's great to have that college degree, it's not so much fun to watch a whole paycheck go towards paying it off each month. I don't think I can take a full 10 years of that. So we're just going to buckle down and pay it off earlier!

2014 is going to be the year of watching our wallets closer. Clipping coupons. Making homemade products instead of buying name brand. Skipping eating out and instead putting that money aside for the future.

I've already started a new budget binder full of planning tools to keep us on track which I will show off here as soon as I finish added everything we need. There's nothing like organization supplies to get me excited about saving some cash :) Other than that, I'm on the hunt for cheap date ideas, money saving diy projects, and any other way to help us stay strong on this little path. So if you have any ideas, don't hesitate to share them! Anyone else have a word for 2014? I'd love to hear about it!