Category Archives: Personal Finance

I Was Financially Abused (Part 3): Conclusion

[Long Read] While I was going through it, I didn’t know I was experiencing financial abuse. DG proposed financial arrangements and I agreed to them for one reason or another. I thought of financial abuse as a “train wreck” situation,

I Was Financially Abused (Part 3): Conclusion

[Long Read] While I was going through it, I didn’t know I was experiencing financial abuse. DG proposed financial arrangements and I agreed to them for one reason or another. I thought of financial abuse as a “train wreck” situation,

January Sum-Up

January was a welcome month of hibernation. My out-of-house activities were work, fitness, grocery shopping and visiting parents. That’s it! In the few days after New Year’s, I bought 2 coffee and a muffin while I was at work. I

January Sum-Up

January was a welcome month of hibernation. My out-of-house activities were work, fitness, grocery shopping and visiting parents. That’s it! In the few days after New Year’s, I bought 2 coffee and a muffin while I was at work. I

I Was Financially Abused (Part 2)

Continued from this post In 1994, I moved from Saskatoon to Montreal when DG’s company was sold and his entire work unit was relocated. We suffered no financial setbacks from the move since his employer covered the costs, and we

I Was Financially Abused (Part 2)

Continued from this post In 1994, I moved from Saskatoon to Montreal when DG’s company was sold and his entire work unit was relocated. We suffered no financial setbacks from the move since his employer covered the costs, and we

I Was Financially Abused (Part 1)

I lived through a very tough five-year period in the 1990s before a marriage breakup at age 34. These were the years of my pregnancy and Link’s early childhood. They gave me unparalleled happy parenting memories, along with the worst

I Was Financially Abused (Part 1)

I lived through a very tough five-year period in the 1990s before a marriage breakup at age 34. These were the years of my pregnancy and Link’s early childhood. They gave me unparalleled happy parenting memories, along with the worst

New Grocery Strategy

Another year, another analysis of a year’s worth of grocery spending! If you tuned in for the half-year report in July, I tried a new tracking method, combining a price book with listing the amounts of each item I purchased

New Grocery Strategy

Another year, another analysis of a year’s worth of grocery spending! If you tuned in for the half-year report in July, I tried a new tracking method, combining a price book with listing the amounts of each item I purchased

My Year of Eats

I like to think of myself as someone who cooks and eats at home almost all the time. We have breakfast at home, we bring packed lunches to work, and we always know what we’re having for dinner. Meal planning,

My Year of Eats

I like to think of myself as someone who cooks and eats at home almost all the time. We have breakfast at home, we bring packed lunches to work, and we always know what we’re having for dinner. Meal planning,

October Technical Report

Computer Hassle October started with a computer repair. For months I had been getting a hard drive failure message, but I was still able to boot up my all-in-one. I knew the drive wouldn’t last long, so I bought an

October Technical Report

Computer Hassle October started with a computer repair. For months I had been getting a hard drive failure message, but I was still able to boot up my all-in-one. I knew the drive wouldn’t last long, so I bought an

Stuff I Bought

  I was looking at my annual budget progress today, and paused to think about how much money I spent on “stuff.” That is, objects which will live for months or years in my home, car or office. Most of

Stuff I Bought

  I was looking at my annual budget progress today, and paused to think about how much money I spent on “stuff.” That is, objects which will live for months or years in my home, car or office. Most of

Half Year Grocery Tally 2018

We’re more than halfway through 2018 so it’s time for a half-year grocery tally! I examine my grocery buying and spending in detail once or twice a year. In previous years, I listed how much I bought of each item

Half Year Grocery Tally 2018

We’re more than halfway through 2018 so it’s time for a half-year grocery tally! I examine my grocery buying and spending in detail once or twice a year. In previous years, I listed how much I bought of each item

In and Out of January

…Resolutions, Money, and Someone’s Change of Gender Resolutions I have a couple of resolutions/goals this year. The small one: At our house, whoever makes dinner also loads the dishwasher and does the dishes. The other person gets the night off.

In and Out of January

…Resolutions, Money, and Someone’s Change of Gender Resolutions I have a couple of resolutions/goals this year. The small one: At our house, whoever makes dinner also loads the dishwasher and does the dishes. The other person gets the night off.