More Than Money

  • How to Save 50% on Your Budget

    Save 50% of Your Income in ONE WEEK!


    Recently, Johnny and I were contacted by a talk show in LA to be possible guests on a segment about money-saving tips. A producer from the show wanted to get on Skype with us and chat about our “area of expertise.” We went back and forth on how to respond to the email.…

  • 12-Point Pledge

    Mike Rowe’s 12-Point Pledge Solves Life’s Big Problems


    We originally wrote this article for DailyFinance, but it’s a fun/insightful/interesting topic we wanted to share, just in case you hadn’t heard of it before. We’d love to hear your thoughts! Mike Rowe, the former “Dirty Jobs” host, has deemed himself neither a supporter of the little guy nor the big guy…

  • Tithing

    How Tithing Helped Us Be More Financially Responsible


    While we continue to unpack our lives out of boxes, here’s a post that we wrote a while back on DailyFinance. Enjoy, and (fingers crossed!) see ya next week! The days leading up to my childhood birthdays were ones filled with suspense. I’d watch the mailbox like a hawk, awaiting…

  • Our Ten Money Commandments

    Our Ten Money Commandments


    Over the last two and a half years (!) of putting fingers to keyboard on this here blog, we’ve shared a steady supply of our successes and failures. And over time, we’ve noticed recurring themes and fundamental beliefs that continue to pop up and appear to drive to the core…

  • Johnny and Joanna

    Selfies, Budgets & the Reality Distortion Field


    The selfie. It’s as ingrained in our culture as cheeseburgers, football, and Kardashians. It represents a raw, candid view of reality, right at that moment in time. Or at least it’s supposed to look like reality. Take the above photo, for instance. What do you see? Johnny and me, dressed to…

  • We budget to save money. But why? We all can dig a little deeper and ask the extra why to really find the human element — the source of all motivation.

    But Why?


    The world of personal finance is chock full of textbook answers for nearly every single financial “why” behind every budgeting goal. Why are you maxing out your Roth IRA? To save for retirement. Why are you paying down your mortgage more quickly? So I can be debt free. Why are you…

  • Oh, the Places You'll Go

    Oh, the Places You’ll Go…


    Three and a half years ago, Johnny and I were living in New York City. We’d been out of school less than two years, we were paying off debt, we had just a couple thousand in savings, and we’d been hoping to get pregnant for over a year. We were…

  • The Pursuit of Happiness

    So When is Enough Enough?


    All of us are always working toward more money. It seems like none of us ever has enough. Since our first jobs out of college, Johnny and I have been working to put ourselves in the best financial position possible. And while budgeting has probably played the largest role in…

  • Money Karma

    Money Karma


    Do you believe in karma — that what goes around comes around? Well, today I want to talk about a little something I like to call “money karma.” Let me tell you what this made-up word means and then you can decide whether you’re a believer in this hocus pocus…

  • Sally Pony Ride

    Wisdom from the AC Guy


    Sally on her first pony ride this weekend Summer in Utah is here to stay. And with the increasing temperatures outside, our AC has been giving us some trouble. And also another reason to shout “hallelujah” that we’re still renting. So last week, an AC repair guy arrived at our…