Featured Posts, Money, Monthly Money Reports

July 2018 – Income, Expenses And Goals

Finally my report for July! I have been a little preoccupied this past week. “They” finally gave me my termination letter. I was really upset when I received it last Friday at 4 pm! It’s not the offer they verbally gave me, back in April, but no surprise there. Always ask for confirmation in writing.… Read More July 2018 – Income, Expenses And Goals

Blogging, Featured Posts

Why Do YOU Blog? Top Reasons Why People Start A Blog

Do you remember why you started your blog? Do you still do it for the same reason(s) today? Find out SOME of the top reasons why people start a blog. What’s yours? Why Did I Start A Blog? Originally, I started blogging after reading a successful blogger’s monthly income report and thinking how easy it would… Read More Why Do YOU Blog? Top Reasons Why People Start A Blog

Featured Posts, Financial Freedom, Life

Mirror Mirror On The Wall, What Is the Best FI Acronym Of Them All?

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?

Featured Posts, Monthly Money Reports, Saving Money

* MISSION ACCOMPLISHED * June 2018 Grocery Budget

* MISSION ACCOMPLISHED * ! That’s right, we I did it! I finally reached my goal to reduce our grocery spending by 30%. Actually, we exceeded the goal, but I don’t want to brag too much, it may not last! If we keep it up, we will save $5,200/year on groceries. If You Are New… Read More * MISSION ACCOMPLISHED * June 2018 Grocery Budget

Featured Posts, Life, Travel

Hola From Playa Del Carmen!

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!

Featured Posts, Money, Monthly Money Reports

Over $6,000 In Dividend YTD! June 2018 Income, Expenses And Goals

June went by so quickly, I can’t believe half of the year is gone already! On the money front, June was my best dividend month EVER, over $6,000 YTD !  But rental property income was not as good.  You can find out why my rental income was lower below, never a dull moment as a… Read More Over $6,000 In Dividend YTD! June 2018 Income, Expenses And Goals

Featured Posts, Money

Earn At Least $50 Doing Almost Nothing!

Earn At Least $50 Doing Almost Nothing And Get 2.75% Guaranteed For 6 Months? Is it a joke? No, it’s not! I don’t usually promote products or services, I include the Ebates link on the side because I think it is a great deal no matter what you do, but I don’t promote it (may… Read More Earn At Least $50 Doing Almost Nothing!

Featured Posts, Life, Money

What If Frugality Is Not In Your DNA?

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?

Featured Posts, Kids and money, Money

Financial Independence And Kids? A Game Of Russian Roulette!

Yesterday I spent $770 in less than three hours for one kid! No, no major spoiling going on here. I paid for a medical and a dental appointment! And, because I am still employed , I get the benefit of private group insurance and it covers 100% of it. Phew. But not everybody has private… Read More Financial Independence And Kids? A Game Of Russian Roulette!

Featured Posts, Monthly Money Reports, Saving Money

What If I Fudge The Numbers A Little? May 2018 Grocery Spending

In one of my previous posts, I received a few comments about the categories I included in my monthly grocery spending report. It got me thinking (it happens!). I do include pet food, household products and personal care items in my budget, not just food. We host a fairly large family dinner every Sunday! So… Read More What If I Fudge The Numbers A Little? May 2018 Grocery Spending