It's been a roller coaster ride! Photo of La Ronde from canadiantrainvacations.com

Financial Ups and Downs

Today I was going to write about how I started investing – inspired by Krystal at Give Me Back My Five Bucks (the very first financial blog I ever found, and still read). Then I started compiling a time line

It's been a roller coaster ride! Photo of La Ronde from canadiantrainvacations.com

Financial Ups and Downs

Today I was going to write about how I started investing – inspired by Krystal at Give Me Back My Five Bucks (the very first financial blog I ever found, and still read). Then I started compiling a time line

Black Friday spoof protest. Source unknown.

Home Inventory Revisited

Last year I did a complete home inventory. I wanted to estimate the value of my home contents and see of it was in line with what my insurance company would offer me in the event of a “total loss.”

Black Friday spoof protest. Source unknown.

Home Inventory Revisited

Last year I did a complete home inventory. I wanted to estimate the value of my home contents and see of it was in line with what my insurance company would offer me in the event of a “total loss.”

Toulouse-Lautrec, Training of the New Girls (Moulin Rouge), 1889

La Belle Époque

Are you drawn to another era – a time and place that feels like it belongs to you? Do you picture yourself travelling west across America on a covered wagon, cooking on an open fire, clearing land and building a

Toulouse-Lautrec, Training of the New Girls (Moulin Rouge), 1889

La Belle Époque

Are you drawn to another era – a time and place that feels like it belongs to you? Do you picture yourself travelling west across America on a covered wagon, cooking on an open fire, clearing land and building a

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Tea Freedom

Hey, I forgot to report that in July, I reached Tea Freedom! I had a whole cupboard full of tea bags, most of which I received in gift sets. In January, I vowed to use them all up. By May,

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Tea Freedom

Hey, I forgot to report that in July, I reached Tea Freedom! I had a whole cupboard full of tea bags, most of which I received in gift sets. In January, I vowed to use them all up. By May,

Parade Marshall Scott Jones was made paraplegic in a homophobic attack. This is his response.

What I Liked About July

Briefly, the three things I didn’t like about July: Weeks of 95% humidity without much rain Not being able to get outside for walking very often Breathing a bit too much drywall dust All signs of being stuck inside during a

Parade Marshall Scott Jones was made paraplegic in a homophobic attack. This is his response.

What I Liked About July

Briefly, the three things I didn’t like about July: Weeks of 95% humidity without much rain Not being able to get outside for walking very often Breathing a bit too much drywall dust All signs of being stuck inside during a

Snoopy is by Charles Schultz

Reading Down the House Update # 10

I had a stack of 17 books I bought, but never got around to reading. This year I set myself the challenge of reading them all. They had enough appeal for me to buy them, so I thought they deserved

Snoopy is by Charles Schultz

Reading Down the House Update # 10

I had a stack of 17 books I bought, but never got around to reading. This year I set myself the challenge of reading them all. They had enough appeal for me to buy them, so I thought they deserved

Clothes 4

Minimal Wardrobe, Maximal Cost

In my recent budget post, I noted I had completely blown my clothing budget. Furthermore, I will spend more on clothes before the year is out! How did this happen in Exacting Land? When I set my clothing budget for the

Clothes 4

Minimal Wardrobe, Maximal Cost

In my recent budget post, I noted I had completely blown my clothing budget. Furthermore, I will spend more on clothes before the year is out! How did this happen in Exacting Land? When I set my clothing budget for the