Life

Do One Random Act of Kindness Today

Do one random act of kindness today! Tweet about it (or add a comment below, or email me directly) and get another person to do the same. I have been down with bronchitis for most of the holidays, not able to think much, read much or do anything for that matter. But I was all… Read More Do One Random Act of Kindness Today

Life, Money

Am I Having A Frugal Christmas Meltdown?

Since coming back from my vacation, I have been trying to get into the Christmas spirit without much success, sometimes it is just the way it is. So I started spending money on things I usually wouldn’t buy and it seems to help a little! Thinking back, I seem to go thru the same cycle… Read More Am I Having A Frugal Christmas Meltdown?

Life, Money

Not Frugal Enough To Shovel My Own Driveway!

Winter is here and so is the snow! If you have a driveway, it is time to start shoveling again. Whether you use a shovel or a snow blower, it can be a very time-consuming and annoying task. If you actually enjoy shoveling ALL winter, send me a note and I will let you come… Read More Not Frugal Enough To Shovel My Own Driveway!

Financial Freedom, Money

Get On The FI Bus!

Better late than never, Financial Independence at any age! If you have been reading FIRE blogs and you didn’t get to retire in your early 30’s, you may feel like you missed the bus. So you came up with lame excuses why you missed it and went on with your life. Well, here is the… Read More Get On The FI Bus!

Monthly Money Reports, Saving Money

Grocery Budget November 2017

A few months ago, I decided to seriously start working on my grocery budget, we were spending an average of $280/week and that just seemed way too much. Being mortgage and car loan free, groceries is now our biggest household expense and I am on a mission to reduce that spending. You can see where it… Read More Grocery Budget November 2017

Money, Rental properties

Why You Shouldn’t Be Too Nice To Your Tenants

You probably read it somewhere before; Don’t be too nice to your tenants!. It is a business so treat it like one, be respectful and professional. You can be nice just don’t be too nice. Well here is one of my latest landlord story on why you shouldn’t be too nice to your tenants! December… Read More Why You Shouldn’t Be Too Nice To Your Tenants

Monthly Money Reports

Income, Expenses And Goals – November 2017

November was not so good for investment growth but the loss was very minimum. Here is my third Income, expenses and goals update for November 2017: FI (Financial Independence) INCOME This is the income I will rely on once I finally reach Financial Independence (FI).  Dividend Income Dividend income is at its lowest this month… Read More Income, Expenses And Goals – November 2017

Blogging

Can Bloggers Take A Vacation From Blogging?

What would you do if you saw this on a blog: “I will be away from my blog for the next two weeks, if you need immediate attention… wait until I get back please.” Can (and should) bloggers take a vacation from blogging? In a very short period of time, I have become a blog addict.… Read More Can Bloggers Take A Vacation From Blogging?