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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

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$1,851 An Hour! May 2018 Income, Expenses And Goals

Bait title? Maybe, but also a reminder that no matter how much I get annoyed with my tenants, it is a very profitable business. Of course there are ups and downs each month, but overall, the returns are good. Even if none of my properties met the 1% rule! (Not available in my area) .… Read More $1,851 An Hour! May 2018 Income, Expenses And Goals

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Finally! April 2018 Income, Expenses and Goals

April was an exciting month, nothing to do with income, blogging or steps! I traveled to Australia for business. And that was awesome!  We all have different goals and aspirations in life. One of mine was always to do an international business trip (well several if I could) and never managed to get one (U.S.… Read More Finally! April 2018 Income, Expenses and Goals

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ALMOST THERE! March 2018 Grocery Budget

It feels good to save money with very minimum effort! I am happy to report our March Grocery Spending was pretty decent. Full disclosure: we are not aiming for extreme frugality (but we could if we had to) so no extreme numbers to look at (just in case you are new to the blog!). So… Read More ALMOST THERE! March 2018 Grocery Budget

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Win, Win, Lose! March 2018 – Income, Expenses And Goals

I had a GREAT month … except for blogging! And my expenses were high too, but you can’t have it all I guess! What am I the most excited about this month? NO, NOT MONEY! My steps!!! I averaged 11,226/steps per day this month!  Staying healthy and fit is part of my Financial Freedom plan… Read More Win, Win, Lose! March 2018 – Income, Expenses And Goals

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February 2018 – Income, Expenses And Goals

Sometimes I wonder how I ever managed to become FI! This month was one of those times. I wasn’t frugal at all! Maybe life got in the way of saving too! Just like it did with blogging! On another note, I finally signed off on my insurance claim! Glad it is over. You can check out… Read More February 2018 – Income, Expenses And Goals

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Maybe I Am Not So Frugal After All! Grocery Budget – January 2018

Back in September last year, I decided to seriously start working on reducing our grocery budget, We were spending an average of $280/week and that seemed HUGE. Being mortgage and car loan free, groceries is our single biggest household expense and I am on a mission to reduce that spending. You can see where it all… Read More Maybe I Am Not So Frugal After All! Grocery Budget – January 2018

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Income, Expenses & Goals Update – January 2018

Wow! Time flies when you are having fun! It’s already February! Here is my fifth Income, Expenses & Goals Update – January 2018: January didn’t start very well with my rentals. One of the units had a burst pipe in the last few days of December and another tenant let me know they were moving… Read More Income, Expenses & Goals Update – January 2018

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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)