Someone Else’s FIRE Journey [Review]

This weekend I watched a documentary about a couple’s FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) journey. FIRE is a lifestyle choice that involves: Deciding on life priorities (necessities and what makes you happy) Mapping your budget to those priorities Maintaining a

Someone Else’s FIRE Journey [Review]

This weekend I watched a documentary about a couple’s FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) journey. FIRE is a lifestyle choice that involves: Deciding on life priorities (necessities and what makes you happy) Mapping your budget to those priorities Maintaining a

A Day in Covid Lockdown

Today’s post is a photo journal of a Saturday. I was inspired by the Photo an Hour posts that Janet (blogger at JBistheinitial) used to do, like this one. I decided in advance to keep busy all day so I’d

A Day in Covid Lockdown

Today’s post is a photo journal of a Saturday. I was inspired by the Photo an Hour posts that Janet (blogger at JBistheinitial) used to do, like this one. I decided in advance to keep busy all day so I’d

Tax Me, Please!

  I mostly support democratic socialism – a system in which an elected government ensures all people have their basic needs met, regardless of income and ability. That is “my” socialism. Officially, socialism means that all members of a society

Tax Me, Please!

  I mostly support democratic socialism – a system in which an elected government ensures all people have their basic needs met, regardless of income and ability. That is “my” socialism. Officially, socialism means that all members of a society

Life Update March 2020

For this post, I’ll backtrack and tell you what I’ve been doing since New Year’s. Notice I didn’t preface that by saying, “Now that I have extra time on my hands…” My new work-from-home routine has kept me as busy

Life Update March 2020

For this post, I’ll backtrack and tell you what I’ve been doing since New Year’s. Notice I didn’t preface that by saying, “Now that I have extra time on my hands…” My new work-from-home routine has kept me as busy

Anti-Viral 19

Here we all are (speaking collectively, as in “all the world”), social distancing and self-isolating. I hope we’ll come out the other side clamouring to spend time in public with the rest of humankind. In the meantime, here are my

Anti-Viral 19

Here we all are (speaking collectively, as in “all the world”), social distancing and self-isolating. I hope we’ll come out the other side clamouring to spend time in public with the rest of humankind. In the meantime, here are my

Branded

This is not a sponsored post and there are no affiliate links! In September, I visited the Museum of Brands and Packaging in London. It was jam-packed with consumer items from the Victorian Era to the present, from pre-radio and

Branded

This is not a sponsored post and there are no affiliate links! In September, I visited the Museum of Brands and Packaging in London. It was jam-packed with consumer items from the Victorian Era to the present, from pre-radio and

Reading Down the House (and the Library, too!)

In November 2018, I listed the unread books sitting on my shelves at home, and vowed to read them. At the time of my last update in July, I’d read 15 of them, and got rid of two that I

Reading Down the House (and the Library, too!)

In November 2018, I listed the unread books sitting on my shelves at home, and vowed to read them. At the time of my last update in July, I’d read 15 of them, and got rid of two that I

This Year’s Grocery Tally

It’s January – time to analyze a year of grocery spending! This is the 8th annual 🙂 For new readers, we are 2 adults who eat vegetarian food at home, make our own meals, and eat out about once a

This Year’s Grocery Tally

It’s January – time to analyze a year of grocery spending! This is the 8th annual 🙂 For new readers, we are 2 adults who eat vegetarian food at home, make our own meals, and eat out about once a

Be It Resolved

Last year I set two mini-resolutions (new habits). The first was to hand-wash my personal dishes every night. Rom and I alternate making dinner, and whoever cooks also cleans up, giving the other the night off. However, after work, I

Be It Resolved

Last year I set two mini-resolutions (new habits). The first was to hand-wash my personal dishes every night. Rom and I alternate making dinner, and whoever cooks also cleans up, giving the other the night off. However, after work, I

The End of Cash

  2019…The year I stopped using cash. The evidence: I dump nickels and dimes into a coin bank. Last year, I accumulated $16 and this year, only $8. My bank no longer gives out wrappers for rolling coins. They have

The End of Cash

  2019…The year I stopped using cash. The evidence: I dump nickels and dimes into a coin bank. Last year, I accumulated $16 and this year, only $8. My bank no longer gives out wrappers for rolling coins. They have