Category Archives: Personal Finance

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.

Year-End Grocery Analysis

Every year I examine my grocery spending and try to get some insights into how I spent my grocery budget and how healthy my diet was. The grocery budget at our place provides for two adults. We eat a plant-based

Year-End Grocery Analysis

Every year I examine my grocery spending and try to get some insights into how I spent my grocery budget and how healthy my diet was. The grocery budget at our place provides for two adults. We eat a plant-based

Accounting for: November

I spent the end of October and start of November in Toronto. When I got back, I knew I’d need to lay low for a while and draft my 2018 budget! I hoped to economize enough to save at my

Accounting for: November

I spent the end of October and start of November in Toronto. When I got back, I knew I’d need to lay low for a while and draft my 2018 budget! I hoped to economize enough to save at my

Mine, All Mine

I made a big purchasing mistake earlier this year. I had a passing thought that I might try wearing makeup again, something I haven’t done since my 20s. A former schoolmate sells skincare products and cosmetics, so I called her

Mine, All Mine

I made a big purchasing mistake earlier this year. I had a passing thought that I might try wearing makeup again, something I haven’t done since my 20s. A former schoolmate sells skincare products and cosmetics, so I called her

Just Because

New car at our house. Not, strictly speaking, needed. Shall I justify? When Rom arrived in Canada in 2010, he immediately bought a car; I already had one. We both expected to use our own cars for daily commuting in

Just Because

New car at our house. Not, strictly speaking, needed. Shall I justify? When Rom arrived in Canada in 2010, he immediately bought a car; I already had one. We both expected to use our own cars for daily commuting in

Canadian Loyalty

Loyalty cards and points, that is! I have a few store rewards cards. I’m aware I’m exchanging personal information (my buying habits) for a few bucks, and I make reasonable attempts to stay informed. I don’t mind using cards or

Canadian Loyalty

Loyalty cards and points, that is! I have a few store rewards cards. I’m aware I’m exchanging personal information (my buying habits) for a few bucks, and I make reasonable attempts to stay informed. I don’t mind using cards or