Featured Posts, 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?

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!

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, 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?

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?

Life, Money

Not Frugal Enough To Shovel My Own Driveway!

Winter is here and so is the snow! If you have a driveway, it is time to start shoveling again. Whether you use a shovel or a snow blower, it can be a very time-consuming and annoying task. If you actually enjoy shoveling ALL winter, send me a note and I will let you come… Read More Not Frugal Enough To Shovel My Own Driveway!

Financial Freedom, Money

Get On The FI Bus!

Better late than never, Financial Independence at any age! If you have been reading FIRE blogs and you didn’t get to retire in your early 30’s, you may feel like you missed the bus. So you came up with lame excuses why you missed it and went on with your life. Well, here is the… Read More Get On The FI Bus!

Monthly Money Reports, Saving Money

Grocery Budget November 2017

A few months ago, I decided to seriously start working on my grocery budget, we were spending an average of $280/week and that just seemed way too much. Being mortgage and car loan free, groceries is now our biggest household expense and I am on a mission to reduce that spending. You can see where it… Read More Grocery Budget November 2017