Life, Money

Could Getting Laid Off Be The Right Opportunity For Me To Retire Earlier?

When I was told this past Friday that our company, a US corporation, was no longer interested in doing business in Canada, I wasn’t really surprised. We had shut down our other Canadian office in June and our company was no longer actively pursuing any new business. But even when you think it may happen,… Read More Could Getting Laid Off Be The Right Opportunity For Me To Retire Earlier?

Life, Money

How to Declutter And Save Money At The Same Time

I moved two years ago after being in the same house for 5 years, not thinking we would have much to move. I mean how much can a single parent with three kids accumulate in five years? A LOT!  I even had unopened boxes from when we moved in. Not sure why we moved them… Read More How to Declutter And Save Money At The Same Time

Kids and money

Should you give your kids an allowance?

Have you ever been in the check-out line at the grocery store and your kid is begging you to buy a chocolate bar they have on display? Your kid may be well-behaved but the temptation is sometimes too much for them, there is so much stuff at the check-out line! “Can I have it mom?… Read More Should you give your kids an allowance?

Happiness - Favorite Recipes

Squash Brulée

A few weeks ago, I posted my Tangy Cranberry Sauce recipe as part of my Random/Bonus posts; it was Thanksgiving in Canada and seemed like the appropriate time to share. With Thanksgiving in the US just around the corner, I thought it was time to share another one of  my favorite holiday recipes; my famous Squash Brulée… Read More Squash Brulée

Featured Posts, Financial Freedom, Money

Get a Side Hustle and Retire Earlier

If your goal is to retire and never work another day in your life, then this post is not for you! But, if like me, you think of financial independence as the freedom to finally do what you want to do, then keep on reading. When I finally retire from my full-time job, I plan… Read More Get a Side Hustle and Retire Earlier

Money, Saving Money

Managing Your Money: Needs vs. Wants

Do you ever get ready to make a purchase and ask yourself: “Do I really need this?” Do you keep track of your expenses and categorize them into either needs or wants? If not, it is time to start! Differentiating between the two will help you reduce your spending and increase your savings, making you… Read More Managing Your Money: Needs vs. Wants

Blogging, Featured Posts

Who Said Blogging Was Easy?

Are you thinking of starting your own blog?  From what you have been reading, it doesn’t look very hard, does it? You just have to follow any “how to start a blog” post and in less than 30 minutes you will be all set.  All is left to do is come up with a good… Read More Who Said Blogging Was Easy?

Money, Monthly Money Reports, Saving Money

Grocery Budget – Sept. 2017

My first monthly grocery budget is nothing to brag about. Let’s blame the cats this month! Without their food, I would be so much closer to my goal! As mentioned in an earlier post, we can totally afford our grocery bill but it drives me crazy to know how much we actually spend on groceries… Read More Grocery Budget – Sept. 2017

Happiness - Favorite Recipes

Tangy Cranberry Sauce

No this is not a recipe blog! So no worries, it still is about my journey to happiness and financial freedom.  but food does make me happy:) This is part of my random posts, let’s call it a Bonus Post:) Once in a while,  I will have random post about food, travel or just life… Read More Tangy Cranberry Sauce

Money, Monthly Money Reports

FI Income and Goals – Sept. 2017

This is the moment you have all been waiting for: FI Income and Goals for September. This is my fist one so hope to get lots of feedback so I can improve each month FI INCOME This is the income I will rely on once I finally reach Financial Independence (FI) so “FI income” seems… Read More FI Income and Goals – Sept. 2017