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
What I am talking about? One of the few things money can’t buy! That’s right! It doesn’t matter how much money we all have, whether we are FI or not. We already own the most valuable asset there is: LIFE! No this is not a “downer” post! It is a friendly reminder (again!) that money… Read More FI Or Not, You Already Own The Most Valuable Asset There Is!
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
The first two weeks of January were like Christmas all over again. Did you see how many financial year-end reports updates were published?? Did you read any? How many? I read a ton! And I was still all over the blogosphere in search of the next one (well not really I do have a full-time… Read More Do I Suffer From Blog Voyeurism Syndrome?
I know it sounds pretty messed up! What do you mean you don’t pay for your kids’ education and you have RESP money (529 plan equivalent but better)? Isn’t it why you set up an RESP in the first place? So you can help your kids financially when they go to college or university. Well… Read More Why I DON’T Pay For My Kids’ Tuition Even With An RESP!
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!
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
The work on my rental property, the one with the burst pipe back in December, is finally done and the insurance claim settled. It was more work than I expected (you can read all about it in Dealing with a rental insurance claim) but the insurance company is finally sending me my refund. Rental insurance claim refund,… Read More Rental Insurance Claim Refund, My Ethical Dilemma! What Would You Do?
Have you ever thought of the rest of your life in days? I love playing with numbers and often do, usually to calculate how much I spend, how much I save or anything else that has to do with money. But yesterday, my son decided to calculate how old we were in days. Obviously he… Read More How Many DAYS Do You Have Left To Live?
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