$161.96! Not the answer you expected? Well, that is how much you should spend on Valentine’s Day if you want to be considered an average spender! Valentine’s Day Data According to National Retail Federation fewer people will spend money on Valentine’s Day this year, but the ones who do will spend more! Apparently, they started… Read More How Much Should You Spend On Valentine’s Day?
In the last year, several world famous celebrities, including Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, committed suicide. People wrote articles, published posts, tweeted, expressed their disbelief for several weeks after their death, then life went back to normal. But what about their families and close friends? Did life go back to normal for them? No! On that day, their… Read More Do The What Ifs And Whys Ever Stop When You Lose A Loved One To Suicide?
Becoming Financially Independent (FI), a goal many of us are pursuing or reached already. What is so appealing about becoming FI? We believe (or are made to believe) that once FI we can finally live the life we want, we no longer have to work if we don’t want to, we can travel the world,… Read More Beware! Financial Independence Is Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be!
A light post today because I had a crazy busy stressful week! Plus no need to cover Suze Orman’s interview on Paula Pant’s Afford Anything podcast, Mr. Money Mustache already covered it! You can check out his post What Everybody Is Getting Wrong About FIRE. And what can I say about the market this week?… Read More The Ultimate Girl’s Day Out! Or How To Waste $88 In Two Hours!
Would you pay to have your dead body frozen? How about your head? Cryonics anyone? Did you ever hear of cryonics? I came across an article a few months ago and it got me very curious, enough to want to find out more about it. I had never looked into it before. Do people actually… Read More Would You Pay To Have Your Dead Body Frozen? Cryonics Anyone?
Mirror Mirror On The Wall, What Is the Best FI Acronym Of Them All? I was reading a post with yet another Financial Independence acronym this week and started thinking about how many new ones I had seen so far this year? And which one I liked best. Light reading for today, TGIF! Financial Independence… Read More Mirror Mirror On The Wall, What Is the Best FI Acronym Of Them All?
Hola From Playa Del Carmen! My kids (young adults now) and I are still on vacation in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. We have been here for over a week and we ( maybe it’s just me!) are enjoying the REALLY warm weather! I thought , instead of publishing a boring post about money again, I… Read More Hola From Playa Del Carmen!
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?
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!
Even If I Had All The Money In The World, I Can’t Bring Him Back! After the highs, the lows! Life is a constant roller coaster. I was so excited, and still am, about my trip to Australia, my work prospect and my life in general. Things are really good right now. And then, my… Read More Even If I Had All The Money In The World, I Can’t Bring Him Back!