Featured Posts, Money, Saving Money

Did You Forget Your Lunch Again?

Do you read all kinds of articles on “How To Save Money”? You can’t wait to become Financially Independent and you know you need to cut back on expenses. Maybe you are targeting big-ticket items to save on (house, car) or maybe you decided to start slow and cut back on everyday expenses such as… Read More Did You Forget Your Lunch Again?

Featured Posts, Life, Money, Travel

Travel Hacking? It’s Not For Everyone!

 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 fail 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!

Blogging, Featured Posts

Blog Report : The Walk Of Shame!

It is easy to write and publish a post when you are successful in you endeavors: How I went from being a live-in nanny to a corporate VP, Saving $80/week on groceries, How I reached FI without a master plan, How my daughter saved $30,000 by the age of 21 and is graduating this month.… Read More Blog Report : The Walk Of Shame!

Featured Posts, Financial Freedom, Money

You CAN Reach FI Without A Master Plan!

In the last few weeks, I was asked to participate in several interviews by other PF bloggers. Truth be told, they scare me a little (No not the bloggers!! The interviews!). Unlike many other PF bloggers, I didn’t have a master FI plan to get me where I am today. I followed some simple money… Read More You CAN Reach FI Without A Master Plan!

Featured Posts, Money, Saving Money

5 Proven Ways to Save Money On Groceries – February 2018 Grocery Budget

Back in September when I started my grocery challenge. I kind of knew how much we spent but never tracked our expenses in too much detail. I figured we had to eat regardless, so as long as we were within a reasonable range (meaning we could afford it!), why would I care? But after reading… Read More 5 Proven Ways to Save Money On Groceries – February 2018 Grocery Budget

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

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?

Featured Posts, Financial Freedom, Money

Get a Side Hustle and Retire Earlier

If your goal is to retire and never work another day in your life, then this post is not for you! But, if like me, you think of financial independence as the freedom to finally do what you want to do, then keep on reading. When I finally retire from my full-time job, I plan… Read More Get a Side Hustle and Retire Earlier

Blogging, Featured Posts

Who Said Blogging Was Easy?

Are you thinking of starting your own blog?  From what you have been reading, it doesn’t look very hard, does it? You just have to follow any “how to start a blog” post and in less than 30 minutes you will be all set.  All is left to do is come up with a good… Read More Who Said Blogging Was Easy?

Featured Posts, Life

What I Wish I Knew In My Early 20’s

The other day I was updating my dividend income spreadsheet (what else would I be doing on a beautiful sunny day!) . Since I started focusing more on the dividend being paid rather than the stock price, I find the experience of owning stocks a lot less stressful. Of course, I am still monitoring my… Read More What I Wish I Knew In My Early 20’s