We’ve been taking a hard look at our monthly bills and everyday finances and have been able to find ways to drastically save money. From cutting our cable and installing an HD antenna, to switching our cell phone plan and asking our insurance company for a better rate, we’ve been able to save over a hundred dollars each month.

Last summer my sister got married and all of my own wedding memories came flooding back to me; the evening ceremony, the dancing, and the great time I had with my guests. I had just as much fun at her wedding as I did my own.

But it also reminded me of how financially unprepared we were as young adults. Though I feel much more confident that my sister has a handle on her finances, I remember how my husband and I struggled financially those first couple of years.