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October 2018 – Income, Expenses And Goals

October was a pretty good month overall, nothing much to report, except like most (all?) of you, my net worth took a little hit! Nothing I am overly concerned about at this point. My portfolio is well diversified so riding the market volatility is easier. On the job front, the company didn’t respond to my… Read More October 2018 – Income, Expenses And Goals

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September 2018 – Income, Expenses And Goals

Well my optimism regarding the employment lawyer I hired is almost history! I received her first invoice and it was a lot more than I expected! And so far, no progress. Did I also mention she forgot to tell me she was gone on vacation for 3 weeks! I don’t have an issue with her… Read More September 2018 – Income, Expenses And Goals

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July 2018 – Income, Expenses And Goals

Finally my report for July! I have been a little preoccupied this past week. “They” finally gave me my termination letter. I was really upset when I received it last Friday at 4 pm! It’s not the offer they verbally gave me, back in April, but no surprise there. Always ask for confirmation in writing.… Read More July 2018 – Income, Expenses And Goals

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* MISSION ACCOMPLISHED * June 2018 Grocery Budget

* MISSION ACCOMPLISHED * ! That’s right, we I did it! I finally reached my goal to reduce our grocery spending by 30%. Actually, we exceeded the goal, but I don’t want to brag too much, it may not last! If we keep it up, we will save $5,200/year on groceries. If You Are New… Read More * MISSION ACCOMPLISHED * June 2018 Grocery Budget

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Over $6,000 In Dividend YTD! June 2018 Income, Expenses And Goals

June went by so quickly, I can’t believe half of the year is gone already! On the money front, June was my best dividend month EVER, over $6,000 YTD !  But rental property income was not as good.  You can find out why my rental income was lower below, never a dull moment as a… Read More Over $6,000 In Dividend YTD! June 2018 Income, Expenses And Goals

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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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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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5 Proven Ways to Save Money On Groceries – February 2018 Grocery Budget

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

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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