my road to financial independence - one loonie at a time

Month: September 2017

Tales of a wannabe frugal mom (me)

Funny little story for you all today…

Last month, I was scouring my favourite money blogs for tips on how to save money on back to school shopping. In keeping with this particular post from The Simple Dollar, I did not buy new outfits for our three kids to wear on their first day of school.* And here’s how school day numero uno went down with our 7yo son…

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Clutter, clutter and more clutter

“The more you own, the more it owns you” – Henry Rollins

I’ve come across this list of clutter statistics often over the last few years, and yet, it continues to shock me.  We North Americans really have perfected the art of consuming (eye roll).

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2017 financial goals – summer update

Well, THAT, my friends, was an amazing summa!!  Hot, hot, hot, and no mosquitoes! Glorious! So glorious, in fact, that I haven’t posted here ONCE since my June goals update! Yikes.  Well, here I am now with a 2-for-1 post – that’s right, might as well update both July and August in one post (if that’s not efficiency, I don’t know what is).  Here we go!

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