Featured Posts, Rental properties

What To Do When Dealing With A Rental Property Insurance Claim

Four years ago, I had a flooded basement in one of my rental units, some cooling system breakdown in the furnace room. It was my first time dealing with a house insurance claim. My only prior exposure to insurance claim was for my car a few years before. Somehow I forgot to check if anyone… Read More What To Do When Dealing With A Rental Property Insurance Claim

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?

Featured Posts, Monthly Money Reports

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

Monthly Money Reports

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

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 …

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)

Rental properties

The Frozen Pipe That Broke The Landlord’s Back

It was three days before New Year; I dragged myself to work because of some stupid year-end deadlines. I have been sick for the last five days (the entire holiday season) and would have loved to just stay home. My head is pounding and everything seems to require so much effort. All I have to do… Read More The Frozen Pipe That Broke The Landlord’s Back