A New Challenge: Declutter My Entire Life

If you have read any of my past blog posts, you will know that I like to join or make up challenges in an attempt to trick my brain into doing stuff. It is sometimes successful and sometimes not. So, I just keep at it and try to make progress. Remember the time when I challenged myself to make an extra $1000, or when I quit internet for a whole month? Those were the days. Continue reading “A New Challenge: Declutter My Entire Life”

Are pets “worth it”, financially speaking or otherwise?

I fully admit this is probably a silly question to anyone who has had or does have pets. I’d say most who have experienced it will argue our lives away that the joy of owning a pet far outweighs the financial burden. Continue reading “Are pets “worth it”, financially speaking or otherwise?”

When your priorities don’t align

Today I had a long conversation with Hubs. He wants to increase our allowances for a hobby he enjoys. It requires us to find $186 a month to increase both of our allowances by $93. Continue reading “When your priorities don’t align”

Cheapo Recipe of the Week review – Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

When I read various blogs/articles/rando Facebook comments on how to save money on your food budget, the same money saving tip just keeps rearing it’s oaty head – oatmeal. Continue reading “Cheapo Recipe of the Week review – Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal”

2019 – The Year of Confusion

So far this month, I’ve done some seemingly productive things, however I’m feeling REALLY disorganized and confused about priorities! In my drive to become a perfect individual, I signed up for the following challenges in December: Continue reading “2019 – The Year of Confusion”

New Year, New me? Not exactly.

In life, I haven’t had a large amount of staying power. Especially for long term efforts. It took me an extra year to get my Bachelor degree because I slacked off. I was a girl guide and went right to the end, but didn’t bother to get my final certificate/rope/badge thing. I have a habit of starting, but not finishing, various types of projects. Continue reading “New Year, New me? Not exactly.”

The Pomodoro Method for Time Management

If you read my last post, I’m sorry. I’m sorry I didn’t really talk about anything important like FIRE or budgeting or widening the gap between income and spending. I’m sorry I’m just too overwhelmed with work and Christmas shizit to really focus on anything worthwhile that this blog is supposed to be about.  Continue reading “The Pomodoro Method for Time Management”

Update on the last Post – Family Budget Meeting

So the plan from my last post was to review the family budget – especially the Christmas budget – with Hubs.

I bought these adorable desserts. Small, relatively diet-friendly if you only eat one. Lemme just say, this one was MARVELOUS! Continue reading “Update on the last Post – Family Budget Meeting”

When your FIRE efforts seem Insignificant

This has been a week of shitty happenings in the lives of people I know. It’s only Wednesday. There have been a string of serious health issues, and even one unexpected death of a family acquaintance. Each instance has caused a building anxiety in me. In all cases, the individuals affected are young people in their early-late 40s that seemed to be leading normal, healthy lives. Just like me. Continue reading “When your FIRE efforts seem Insignificant”

Supposed follow up Budget Meeting

So…Hubs and I were supposed to have a budget meeting last night to set up a brand new budget in youneedabudget.com (YNAB). Wellllll it didn’t happen. Mainly because Hubs has a man cold. Is that sexist? He’s a man, he has a cold. I feel “man cold” is a reasonable way to refer to it. If you make any other assumptions based on this term, it’s not my problem, right?

ANYWAY, I mentioned “budget meeting” while he was laying on the couch watching Youtube. I got the dirtiest of the dirty looks. Continue reading “Supposed follow up Budget Meeting”

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