Money, Monthly Money Reports, Saving Money

Grocery Budget – October 2017

Just finished updating my October grocery budget and I can finally see some real progress! Keeping track of my expenses by category is a tedious process but it is very rewarding when you make progress. Hopefully I will reach my goal in no time and move on to better things. You can’t save money if… Read More Grocery Budget – October 2017

Money, Monthly Money Reports

Income, Expenses And Goals Update – October 2017

October was a good month for growth! Here is my Income, Expenses and Goals Update for October 2017: FI (Financial Independence) INCOME This is the income I will rely on once I finally reach Financial Independence (FI).  Dividend Income Dividend income is slightly lower this month due to the timing of some of the quarterly… Read More Income, Expenses And Goals Update – October 2017

Life, Money

How to Declutter And Save Money At The Same Time

I moved two years ago after being in the same house for 5 years, not thinking we would have much to move. I mean how much can a single parent with three kids accumulate in five years? A LOT!  I even had unopened boxes from when we moved in. Not sure why we moved them… Read More How to Declutter And Save Money At The Same Time

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?

Money, Monthly Money Reports, Saving Money

Grocery Budget – Sept. 2017

My first monthly grocery budget is nothing to brag about. Let’s blame the cats this month! Without their food, I would be so much closer to my goal! As mentioned in an earlier post, we can totally afford our grocery bill but it drives me crazy to know how much we actually spend on groceries… Read More Grocery Budget – Sept. 2017

Monthly Money Reports, Saving Money

Monthly Grocery Spending Report – The Beginning

Like most of you, a large part of my monthly budget goes towards food, a very large part! And if I ever want to reach financial freedom by 55, I really need to get that number under control, so I decided to report my monthly grocery spending on this blog. By sharing the detail of… Read More Monthly Grocery Spending Report – The Beginning

Money, Saving Money

10 Easy and Quick Ways to Save Money

Do you want to save money ? Not sure where to start ? Here are 10 easy and quick ways to get you started, with no effort: #1. Check For Special Offers, Coupons & Sales Online before buying anything. It takes no time, you just need to get into the habit of checking first. For example,… Read More 10 Easy and Quick Ways to Save Money