Mom’s are like superheroes. Growing up, we watch our moms juggle all these different balls, not letting a single one drop. They make it seem so effortless. I mean wife, mom, sister, daughter, chef, maid, chauffeur, homework checker, sounding board and so much more. They teach us how to be strong, independent, kind and to respect… Read More 9 Lessons my Mother Taught Me
Bonuses. These little lump-sums of magical wonder are the highlight of some employees year. They are the thank you for all your hard work and can be a nice little surprise if you were not expecting one. While I never banked on getting a bonus (or included it in my budget) I was really happy… Read More I Got My First Real Bonus!
I have been completely debt free for a while now and even though getting into debt was a whole lot easier than getting out of it, I wouldn’t change the journey. Again, I am not one of those bloggers who have a crazy/amazing story of how I paid off $100,000 in 6 months. Although I paid… Read More How I paid off $25k of debt in 12 months
Lifestyle creep, lifestyle inflation, keeping up with the Jones’, blowing all your money – whatever you want to call it, it will ruin your finances if you don’t take control of it. A few months ago, I celebrated being with the company for a year. I decided to leave my previous employer for a number… Read More How to Avoid Lifestyle Inflation
Love is in the air. And as someone who is married, I should be excited about this day but for me, it is not worth all the fuss. And I get it! People love love, love the idea of love and love being in love. But did you know that in 2017, people in the… Read More Why I will be Skipping Valentine’s Day
Happy New Year!! It is that time again, where we (yes, we!) sit down and write about what we want to accomplish and how we are going to go about achieving our goals. For some people, crushing each goal is easy, while others have a hard time crushing one. However, if you are one of those people who… Read More My 2018 Goals
On behalf of The Frugal Onion family, I would like to wish you, your family and loved ones a Happy Holiday season and thank you for you support since our launch in October. May your year end on a cheerful note and make way for a fresh and bright new year. Here’s wishing you… Read More Happy Holidays from The Frugal Onion!
When I started my financial journey, I didn’t know who Dave Ramsey was. I knew nothing about the baby steps and basically winged it most of the time. And once I got rid of all my debt and really started to get my shit together financially… Boom! Dave Ramsey starts to show up on my… Read More Dave Ramsey Rant (Kinda)
With everything that is going on in the outside world, this is the perfect time to look inward and focus on what matters most. In 2016, I called the year “Year of Me”, I got married, received my CPA License, started a new job, got to travelled to a new country and got rid of a… Read More 10 Things I am Grateful for in 2017
Disclaimer: I know this is a frugal blog and the total amount spent on this trip may seem extremely high, but it‘s really hard to travel hack in Bermuda. It is also really hard to get two people to the other side of the world for less than $2k. We are fine with spending the amount we spent on this trip because travel is important to us. Hubs and I recently returned home from Amsterdam and after… Read More Travel Diary: Amsterdam Trip 2017