Featured Posts, Life, Money

Judgement Day! Frugal Or Cheap?

It’s Friday, so let’s have a bit of fun today and keep it light. I am trying a new post format using WP Quiz and hoping it will make it more interesting for all of you. It was for me! You need to have a little fun sometimes:) This is Judgement Day! Frugal Or Cheap?… Read More Judgement Day! Frugal Or Cheap?

Financial Freedom, Life

FI Or Not, You Already Own The Most Valuable Asset There Is!

What I am talking about? One of the few things money can’t buy! That’s right! It doesn’t matter how much money we all have, whether we are FI or not. We already own the most valuable asset there is: LIFE! No this is not a “downer” post! It is a friendly reminder (again!) that money… Read More FI Or Not, You Already Own The Most Valuable Asset There Is!

Featured Posts, Generation Z, Kids and money, Life, Money

Why I DON’T Pay For My Kids’ Tuition Even With An RESP!

I know it sounds pretty messed up! What do you mean you don’t pay for your kids’ education and you have RESP money (529 plan equivalent but better)? Isn’t it why you set up an RESP in the first place? So you can help your kids financially when they go to college or university. Well… Read More Why I DON’T Pay For My Kids’ Tuition Even With An RESP!

Life

How Many DAYS Do You Have Left To Live?

Have you ever thought of the rest of your life in days? I love playing with numbers and often do, usually to calculate how much I spend, how much I save or anything else that has to do with money. But yesterday, my son decided to calculate how old we were in days. Obviously he… Read More How Many DAYS Do You Have Left To Live?

Featured Posts, Life, Money

How I Went From Live-in Nanny To Corporate VP

I came to Canada when I was 20, I had just finished a 2 year International business program in Paris. The only way for me to get a job in my field was to improve my English skills learn English. And the only solution I could think of, was to travel and totally immerse myself… Read More How I Went From Live-in Nanny To Corporate VP

Life, Money

You Just Won $55 Million! Now What?

I was going to publish a post about my on-going rental property insurance claim, the unit with the flooded basement, but I needed a break from anything related to rentals today, so I decided to post something a little more entertaining. You Just Won $55 Million! Now, What? I stopped at the gas station on my… Read More You Just Won $55 Million! Now What?

Featured Posts, 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 …

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?