Loonie Sue

my road to financial independence - one loonie at a time

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Be a goal digger!

You’re more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down – 42% more likely, according to this oft-cited study.

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2017 financial goals – October update

Every year, October straight up kicks. my. ass.  This year was no different.  Actually, that’s not true.  This year was different – it was worse than usual.  Things just get too busy in October, and I don’t like it.  I’ll (maybe) get used to the new pace (eventually), but for now, I’m honestly just down in the dumps about totally losing control over my time.  It’s just work, hockey, ringette, curling, meetings, work, hockey, ringette, curling, meetings…  rinse and repeat…  I just have to force myself to look at the bright side… as in, I’m so incredibly blessed to have 3 beautiful, healthy children who would rather get out and play sports than sit at home playing video games, I’m so lucky that I have a hubby who is engaged in our kids’ lives and wants to coach our boys’ hockey teams, I’m so fortunate to live in a wonderful community and I feel honored to contribute to it by volunteering my time on a couple of boards and coaching our daughter’s junior curling program, and (segue alert!) I’m so lucky that our finances are such that we can afford all these sports and activities without feeling the pinch.

There, I feel better already! Now, let’s get to the point of this post, shall we?!

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2017 financial goals – September update

The kids are back in school, curling and hockey start up this week, the days are getting shorter and pumpkin spice, sweaters and scarves are all out in full force… fall is officially here.

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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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2017 financial goals – June update

So, I’m a bit late with my monthly update… what can I say, it’s summer and I was sunnin’ my a** on a beach all of last week!  In fact, hubby and kids are still there which is why I’m able to pound out a few posts today (finally)!

On another note, 6 months have flown by already, so now’s the perfect time to see if I’m at least halfway to my goals or not… Here we go!

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Becoming mortgage-free sooner

I’ve mentioned before that our mortgage is currently our only debt. And I want that last debt GONE. One way to eliminate it might be to downsize our home, but unless I can get hubby on board (not gonna happen!), we’ll just have to focus on repaying our mortgage as quickly as we can. Below is a list of strategies we’re using to help us reach that goal.

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Crockpot Yogurt (Crogurt?!)

Ok, so recently I mentioned making yogurt, and messages starting pouring in (well, trickling in, but whatevs) asking for my recipe, so here it is…

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2017 financial goals – May update

Holy crap, the year is flying by!  Already the spring sports are winding down, there are only a few weeks left of school for the kids, and our summer plans are firming up (it’s shaping up to be epic!!).  On that note, here’s another update!!

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