Money, Monthly Money Reports

August 2018 – Income, Expenses And Goals

Another month, another couple of extra paychecks! I am still negotiating my termination with my company and, in the meantime, I am still employed and getting paid:) My lawyer is costing me a fortune! (I received her first invoice late last week and wait until you see my September expense report, yikes!). But, regardless of… Read More August 2018 – Income, Expenses And Goals

Money, Saving Money

Did You Forget Your Lunch Again?

Do you read all kinds of articles on “How To Save Money”? You can’t wait to become Financially Independent and you know you need to cut back on expenses. Maybe you are targeting big-ticket items to save on (house, car) or maybe you decided to start slow and cut back on everyday expenses such as… Read More Did You Forget Your Lunch Again?

Money, Monthly Money Reports, Saving Money

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

Money, Monthly Money Reports

Win, Win, Lose! March 2018 – Income, Expenses And Goals

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

Money, Saving Money

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

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?

Money, Monthly Money Reports, Saving Money

My December Grocery Challenge Was A FAIL, Here Is Why

In Canada, food is the third largest household expense after shelter and transportation. At my house, food is our number one household expense (that’s what happens when you are mortgage and car loan free). We were spending $1,200 a month ($280/week) for a family of five (all groceries, not just food). In my opinion, it… Read More My December Grocery Challenge Was A FAIL, Here Is Why

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?

Financial Freedom, Money

Get On The FI Bus!

Better late than never, Financial Independence at any age! If you have been reading FIRE blogs and you didn’t get to retire in your early 30’s, you may feel like you missed the bus. So you came up with lame excuses why you missed it and went on with your life. Well, here is the… Read More Get On The FI Bus!

Monthly Money Reports, Saving Money

Grocery Budget November 2017

A few months ago, I decided to seriously start working on my grocery budget, we were spending an average of $280/week and that just seemed way too much. Being mortgage and car loan free, groceries is now our biggest household expense and I am on a mission to reduce that spending. You can see where it… Read More Grocery Budget November 2017