Money, Saving Money

Don’t Get Sucked Into Valentine’s Day Consumerism!

Will you be contributing to the estimated 18.2 billion Valentine’s Day spending this year, as reported by the National Retail Federation? That’s right: 18.2 billions!!! It’s insane! But apparently, it is down from last year record number of 19.7 billion. Why, do we, as a society, feel the need to spend so much on Valentine’s… Read More Don’t Get Sucked Into Valentine’s Day Consumerism!

Blogging

Personal Finance Bloggers Wanted!

Many personal finance bloggers don’t consider blogging to be a job, mostly because they enjoy blogging so much (that’s what they say). But considering the amount of work that goes into blogging, I think it is fair to say, it could be considered a job for some! (Check out Who Said Blogging Was Easy?) In… Read More Personal Finance Bloggers Wanted!

Life, Money

Is Money Keeping You In A Bad Relationship?

This past week-end, my partner and I had another heated argument about my kids. I guess when they are yours, you don’t get as annoyed with the little things, but when they are not; YOU DO! This blended family thing is a lot tougher than I expected! Anyway, I was pretty upset so I grabbed… Read More Is Money Keeping You In A Bad Relationship?

Life, Money

On The Outside, I May Look Cool, Calm And Collected But …

So a few months ago now, we were told our office was shutting down. We are a Canadian subsidiary of a very large US corporation and apparently “our services are no longer needed”. So far all we have is a verbal notice. We know management wasn’t  planning to let us know until much later but due… Read More On The Outside, I May Look Cool, Calm And Collected But …

Money, Monthly Money Reports, Saving Money

My December Grocery Challenge Was A FAIL, Here Is Why

In Canada, food is the third largest household expense after shelter and transportation. At my house, food is our number one household expense (that’s what happens when you are mortgage and car loan free). We were spending $1,200 a month ($280/week) for a family of five (all groceries, not just food). In my opinion, it… Read More My December Grocery Challenge Was A FAIL, Here Is Why

Generation Z, Kids and money

Being 21 With $30,000, Who Wants To Play?

This past week-end my daughter and I were talking a little about her plans for the future. She is 21 and will be graduating from her 4 year Bachelor program in May. It is a pretty scary time! We all tend to forget those early years when we didn’t know what to do with the… Read More Being 21 With $30,000, Who Wants To Play?

Monthly Money Reports

Income, Expenses And Goals Update – December 2017 (Part 2)

Finally my Income, expenses and goals update (Part 2) for December. It took a while because I was behind on my expense tracking. Remind me never to do that again! Anyway, it looks like I spent a lot of money in December, see for yourself. EXPENSES – $5,288 I started keeping track of my expenses… Read More Income, Expenses And Goals Update – December 2017 (Part 2)

Monthly Money Reports

Income, Expenses And Goals Update – December 2017 (Part 1)

December was a great month for FI Income and not so bad for the investment side either. If it wasn’t for my burst pipe and flooded basement, it would have been awesome! FI (Financial Independence) INCOME – $2,703 This is the income I will rely on once I finally reach Financial Independence (FI). *New Category:… Read More Income, Expenses And Goals Update – December 2017 (Part 1)

Rental properties

The Frozen Pipe That Broke The Landlord’s Back

It was three days before New Year; I dragged myself to work because of some stupid year-end deadlines. I have been sick for the last five days (the entire holiday season) and would have loved to just stay home. My head is pounding and everything seems to require so much effort. All I have to do… Read More The Frozen Pipe That Broke The Landlord’s Back