Featured Posts, Life

The (My) Reality Of Every Day Life, Even When FI (Financially Independent)!

You may have noticed (or not) but I took another break from blogging and social media back in November, and got back towards the end of January. I find I get way too wrapped up with everything blogging if I don’t take regular breaks. And this time I had so much going on, it took… Read More The (My) Reality Of Every Day Life, Even When FI (Financially Independent)!

Kids and money, Money

Financial Independence And Kids? A Game Of Russian Roulette!

Yesterday I spent $770 in less than three hours for one kid! No, no major spoiling going on here. I paid for a medical and a dental appointment! And, because I am still employed , I get the benefit of private group insurance and it covers 100% of it. Phew. But not everybody has private… Read More Financial Independence And Kids? A Game Of Russian Roulette!

Generation Z, Kids and money, Life, Money

Why I DON’T Pay For My Kids’ Tuition Even With An RESP!

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!

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?

Monthly Money Reports

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)

Kids and money

Should you give your kids an allowance?

Have you ever been in the check-out line at the grocery store and your kid is begging you to buy a chocolate bar they have on display? Your kid may be well-behaved but the temptation is sometimes too much for them, there is so much stuff at the check-out line! “Can I have it mom?… Read More Should you give your kids an allowance?