In addition to being the time of year where everyone is expected to launch themselves into a frenzy of consumerism and consumption, we're also now entering the time of year where it seems like every other person you see is collecting money for some cause or another. To be honest, most of those causes are … Continue reading When not to be cheap
Today's post is a day late simply due to the fact that I had the day off today. Instead of spending my Sunday afternoon cooking for the week, I spend Sunday afternoon raking leaves and clearing dead plants from the backyard, and pushed out cooking to today. I just remembered now that we have dinner … Continue reading Cheap Eats – 11/27/2017
Black Friday deals are traps designed to separate you from your money. That's what I'm repeating to myself today, anyway. Today is the day when the official Christmas shopping frenzy begins. It's 10 am here, and half my office is empty as a result. If it's anything like past years, people will trickle in throughout … Continue reading Eyes on the Prize
A month and a half ago I decided to cut down on splurging by making myself hit the pause button for a month on all unnecessary purchases- and I was going to be strict with the definition of necessary. Guess what? It totally worked. Confession time- somemost of the things I put on my 'want' … Continue reading Remember those lists?
Bread bread bread! I know that in this age where low carb diets are the be-all and end-all bread has become a bad word. Even in the FIRE community, bloggers who focus on health as well as finance seem to all preach the same tune- bread is bad. Not just bread, of course. All white … Continue reading Cheap Eats – 11/19/2017
Unless you were a scullery drudge at Versailles, you are probably faced with more luxuries that you don't have than you would at any other time in history. The internet has connected us to just about everything, and that includes easy access to a world of Pinterest-worthy kitchens, fancy cars, youtube channels devoted to people … Continue reading Pictures lie
I don't feel like rereading everything I've written here just now, but I may have mentioned that my husband's car is 11 years old or so. It has less than 140,000 km on it, so our plan was to hopefully drive it for another 5 years at least, maybe more. Well, that's not happening. Thanks … Continue reading The best-laid plans…