Featured Posts, Money, Monthly Money Reports

Over $6,000 In Dividend YTD! June 2018 Income, Expenses And Goals

June went by so quickly, I can’t believe half of the year is gone already! On the money front, June was my best dividend month EVER, over $6,000 YTD !  But rental property income was not as good.  You can find out why my rental income was lower below, never a dull moment as a… Read More Over $6,000 In Dividend YTD! June 2018 Income, Expenses And Goals

Featured Posts, Money

Earn At Least $50 Doing Almost Nothing!

Earn At Least $50 Doing Almost Nothing And Get 2.75% Guaranteed For 6 Months? Is it a joke? No, it’s not! I don’t usually promote products or services, I include the Ebates link on the side because I think it is a great deal no matter what you do, but I don’t promote it (may… Read More Earn At Least $50 Doing Almost Nothing!

Featured Posts, Life, Money

What If Frugality Is Not In Your DNA?

Sometimes, we (frugal bloggers) make frugality sound so easy!  SPEND LESS, SAVE MORE, BE FRUGAL, such a simple concept! If you can’t afford to buy stuff, then don’t.  It’s not rocket science! So why do so many people struggle with it? What If Frugality Is NOT In Your DNA? **News flash** We are not all created… Read More What If Frugality Is Not In Your DNA?

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Happy Canada Day! Coconut Rum-Infused Cake & Berry Trifle

I know what you are thinking, what does this have to do with financial freedom? Well, nothing! It has everything to do with happiness, my happiness. And this blog is also about my pursuit of happiness:) Did I forget to mention how much I love food, mostly dessert? So whenever I can, I try new… Read More Happy Canada Day! Coconut Rum-Infused Cake & Berry Trifle

Featured Posts, Kids and money, Money

Financial Independence And Kids? A Game Of Russian Roulette!

Yesterday I spent $770 in less than three hours for one kid! No, no major spoiling going on here. I paid for a medical and a dental appointment! And, because I am still employed , I get the benefit of private group insurance and it covers 100% of it. Phew. But not everybody has private… Read More Financial Independence And Kids? A Game Of Russian Roulette!

Money, Saving Money

Did You Forget Your Lunch Again?

Do you read all kinds of articles on “How To Save Money”? You can’t wait to become Financially Independent and you know you need to cut back on expenses. Maybe you are targeting big-ticket items to save on (house, car) or maybe you decided to start slow and cut back on everyday expenses such as… Read More Did You Forget Your Lunch Again?

Featured Posts, Monthly Money Reports, Saving Money

What If I Fudge The Numbers A Little? May 2018 Grocery Spending

In one of my previous posts, I received a few comments about the categories I included in my monthly grocery spending report. It got me thinking (it happens!). I do include pet food, household products and personal care items in my budget, not just food. We host a fairly large family dinner every Sunday! So… Read More What If I Fudge The Numbers A Little? May 2018 Grocery Spending

Featured Posts, Life, Money, Travel

Travel Hacking? It’s Not For Everyone!

 I called today to cancel my Scotiabank Amex card! I only applied for it 10 months ago!  So why cancel it so soon? It was my first real try at “power travel hacking” and I failed miserably! After reading so many great stories about travel hacking on various blogs, last summer,  I got all pumped… Read More Travel Hacking? It’s Not For Everyone!

Featured Posts, Money, Monthly Money Reports

$1,851 An Hour! May 2018 Income, Expenses And Goals

Bait title? Maybe, but also a reminder that no matter how much I get annoyed with my tenants, it is a very profitable business. Of course there are ups and downs each month, but overall, the returns are good. Even if none of my properties met the 1% rule! (Not available in my area) .… Read More $1,851 An Hour! May 2018 Income, Expenses And Goals

Blogging, Featured Posts

Blog Report : The Walk Of Shame!

It is easy to write and publish a post when you are successful in you endeavors: How I went from being a live-in nanny to a corporate VP, Saving $80/week on groceries, How I reached FI without a master plan, How my daughter saved $30,000 by the age of 21 and is graduating this month.… Read More Blog Report : The Walk Of Shame!