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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

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Income, Expenses And Goals Update – December 2017 (Part 2)

Finally my Income, expenses and goals update (Part 2) for December. It took a while because I was behind on my expense tracking. Remind me never to do that again! Anyway, it looks like I spent a lot of money in December, see for yourself. EXPENSES – $5,288 I started keeping track of my expenses… Read More Income, Expenses And Goals Update – December 2017 (Part 2)

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Income, Expenses And Goals Update – December 2017 (Part 1)

December was a great month for FI Income and not so bad for the investment side either. If it wasn’t for my burst pipe and flooded basement, it would have been awesome! FI (Financial Independence) INCOME – $2,703 This is the income I will rely on once I finally reach Financial Independence (FI). *New Category:… Read More Income, Expenses And Goals Update – December 2017 (Part 1)

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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

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Income, Expenses And Goals – November 2017

November was not so good for investment growth but the loss was very minimum. Here is my third Income, expenses and goals update for November 2017: FI (Financial Independence) INCOME This is the income I will rely on once I finally reach Financial Independence (FI).  Dividend Income Dividend income is at its lowest this month… Read More Income, Expenses And Goals – November 2017

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Grocery Budget – October 2017

Just finished updating my October grocery budget and I can finally see some real progress! Keeping track of my expenses by category is a tedious process but it is very rewarding when you make progress. Hopefully I will reach my goal in no time and move on to better things. You can’t save money if… Read More Grocery Budget – October 2017

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Income, Expenses And Goals Update – October 2017

October was a good month for growth! Here is my Income, Expenses and Goals Update for October 2017: FI (Financial Independence) INCOME This is the income I will rely on once I finally reach Financial Independence (FI).  Dividend Income Dividend income is slightly lower this month due to the timing of some of the quarterly… Read More Income, Expenses And Goals Update – October 2017

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Grocery Budget – Sept. 2017

My first monthly grocery budget is nothing to brag about. Let’s blame the cats this month! Without their food, I would be so much closer to my goal! As mentioned in an earlier post, we can totally afford our grocery bill but it drives me crazy to know how much we actually spend on groceries… Read More Grocery Budget – Sept. 2017

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FI Income and Goals – Sept. 2017

This is the moment you have all been waiting for: FI Income and Goals for September. This is my fist one so hope to get lots of feedback so I can improve each month FI INCOME This is the income I will rely on once I finally reach Financial Independence (FI) so “FI income” seems… Read More FI Income and Goals – Sept. 2017

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How I Plan to Save $60 a Week on Groceries

So here I am, I made the commitment to reduce my grocery spending by $60 a week or 22% by the end of this year! But how do I really plan to save money on groceries? Just because I am keeping track of my expenses by category and sharing them on this blog is not… Read More How I Plan to Save $60 a Week on Groceries