I hope you’ve started tracking your expenses by now… Any surprises?
Maybe you spent $100 on coffee at Tims last month (how did that happen?!)? Or maybe your monthly grocery bill is much higher than you ever thought possible??
Hello strangers! Sorry it’s been so long!
The reason for my extended absence is technical difficulties…
We bought a new laptop (because our old desktop is obsolete and we can’t do anything on it anymore) on the day of my birthday (because I was adamant that I’d start this blog on that day!), but it’s been nothing but a hassle since then…
Ok, so it might be a little early for an update on one of my 2017 financial goals, but whatevs… Today, I took the first step in achieving my goal of decluttering at least 2 things a day for 2017 by making my first ‘stuff’ donation of the year. I made this donation to Value Village. Why VV? Well, to be perfectly honest, it’s for the rebate. You see, when you donate to VV, you get a punch card for discounted shopping. The more you donate, the bigger your discount. And we buy quite a bit of stuff at VV, so it’s win-win, almost like an exchange program!! Today, I dropped off:
The other day I was sitting around when I heard my phone ding. It was a text from a friend letting me know that NOW natural products (which I use to make homemade health & beauty products like deodorant, toothpaste, lotion, etc.) were 30% off on www.well.ca. Right away, I was on the website, looking for things to buy for my next batch of products. Within minutes, I had $40 worth of products in my virtual cart. Only $40 – pretty reasonable, right?! Continue reading
One of my financial goals for 2017 is to reduce our family’s annual spend from about $95K to under $80K. The million dollar question (or $15K in this case) is how in the world to do that… In a way, it should be easy. It seems incredibly, disgustingly, embarrassingly wasteful to spend that much in just 12 months… In fact, I still can’t really believe we spent that much (maybe there are some tracking errors skewing that number? Or maybe we’re just assholes that spend like idiots)…
Anyhoo, here are a few numbers from 2016 and how we can reduce them to help meet our 2017 annual spend goal:
Hope you all had a great New Year’s Eve!!
Ours was super low-key… exactly the way we like it!
We spent the day on Lake Winnipeg ice-fishing with my parents and other relatives. Aside from the fishing, the kids also found some other kids from a nearby ice-shack to play with and G pulled the boys on toboggans behind the snowmobile. The fishing itself was atrocious