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 bike to work just about every day. I'm lucky in the fact that my office has a secure bike cage, and enjoy the excuse I sometimes get that "Hmm, looks like it's going to rain soon. Guess I'd better head out now and work from home for the afternoon". Sometimes I'm a bit of … Continue reading Yes, I choose to bike instead of drive
One of the best ways to save money when grocery shopping is to go to farmers' markets and buy whatever is seasonal. Right now, since the main harvest is over (at least here in Canada), that means that we eat a tonne of squashes and root vegetables. Give it a couple months and most squashes … Continue reading Cheap Eats – 11/5/2017
No Spend November is an idea that I've seen referenced a few times on finance blogs. It isn't as well known as Movember or even NaNoWriMo, but seems to be picking up a little steam. The premise behind it is that for one solid month you cut out all non-essentials. Groceries, obviously, are allowed, but … Continue reading No spend November
No. Just, No. Bad, bad advice, Barbara Corcoran. No. Buzzfeed recently interviewed Corcoran while she was promoting a "woman's empowerment initiative*". Most of the article was generic, forgettable advice, until this section: What are the biggest mistakes women make with their money? BC: They don’t spend it. And I know that’s counterintuitive. I am not a … Continue reading No.
I'm a sucker for skincare products. I don't wear a lot of makeup, and my hair gets cut at First Choice Haircutters three times a year, but I fully admit to having splurged on skin-care impulse buys on many occasions over the year. I'd read a comment somewhere referencing a product, look it up on … Continue reading When a sale is costing you money