Featured Posts, Monthly Money Reports, Saving Money

* 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

Featured Posts, 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!

Featured Posts, Monthly Money Reports, Saving Money

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

Financial Freedom, Money

You CAN Reach FI Without A Master Plan!

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!

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

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!