It’s that time of year again, a time to be with family and friends and to show your loved ones how much you truly love and appreciate them. However, no matter how much you love someone, you shouldn’t have to go into debt to show them you truly care. So here are a few ways… Read More How to Get Through the Holidays Debt-free
Today’s post was supposed to be a travel diary for our recent trip to Barcelona but I have been spending the last week getting things back in order after my wallet was stolen (in Barcelona). I still have two more calls to make regarding my social insurance card and license, however, for the most part,… Read More My Wallet was Stolen
Last month we celebrated our 2nd Anniversary and I thought back to when I was actually planning for the big day. Thinking about all the suggestions on the venue, ceremony, decor, which vendor to use and who to invite. And then there was a sense of relief because when we said ‘I do’, I knew… Read More How I Spent $5,300 for Our Wedding
This post was originally published in July 2015 on my previous blog. I was shocked at how much I had earned over the years but I was even more shocked at the fact that I could not say where it had went and had nothing saved. Since hitting the publish button three years ago I… Read More Where did 16 years worth of pay go?
We are officially 10 days into the summer season and with all the gorgeous weather and all of the fun activities that happen between June and September, the last place I want to be after 5 pm is at my desk. Cocktail anyone? Luckily, I work for a company that believes in work/life balance –… Read More Tips for an Inexpensive Summer
I was fortunate enough to travel to Zürich, Switzerland for business back in March to attend a 3-day conference and the whole experience was AMAZING! If this was a vacation, I would talk about how much I had spent on travel, accommodations, food, shopping and any other category that was hit. But since this was a… Read More Travel Diary: Zürich, Switzerland 2018
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