Posts Tagged: household budget

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.

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

YNAB 2016 Budget App Review

YNAB (You Need a Budget) is the best budgeting system I’ve ever used. But – I won’t be subscribing. This is clearly not a sponsored post. I am a personal finance and budget geek. I’ve kept track of my spending

YNAB 2016 Budget App Review

YNAB (You Need a Budget) is the best budgeting system I’ve ever used. But – I won’t be subscribing. This is clearly not a sponsored post. I am a personal finance and budget geek. I’ve kept track of my spending

Half Year Budget 2015

Caveat: This is not a personal finance blog and I live in a 2-person, 2-income household with no debts. Frugal types, click your Back button now! My spending has been out-of-sorts for a few months. I have been recording all my

Half Year Budget 2015

Caveat: This is not a personal finance blog and I live in a 2-person, 2-income household with no debts. Frugal types, click your Back button now! My spending has been out-of-sorts for a few months. I have been recording all my

A Year in Money

I looked back over my budget and spending in 2014. I switched “systems” this year. For the first time, I put aside monthly amounts toward all of my upcoming irregular bills, so my spending was spread out equally over 12

A Year in Money

I looked back over my budget and spending in 2014. I switched “systems” this year. For the first time, I put aside monthly amounts toward all of my upcoming irregular bills, so my spending was spread out equally over 12

Budget Review and Advice to Self

This year I began a new style of budgeting. Since we’re more than 10 months into the year and I can predict how the year will end, I am trying to learn some lessons early and decide how to budget for

Budget Review and Advice to Self

This year I began a new style of budgeting. Since we’re more than 10 months into the year and I can predict how the year will end, I am trying to learn some lessons early and decide how to budget for

Half Year Budget

Every once in a while, I do a personal finance post. This is not a frugality blog. It’s more like a “Mortgage-Free Couple Spends Every Penny of Their Dual Incomes” blog. I know I have readers who live on 15%

Half Year Budget

Every once in a while, I do a personal finance post. This is not a frugality blog. It’s more like a “Mortgage-Free Couple Spends Every Penny of Their Dual Incomes” blog. I know I have readers who live on 15%

Living Pay to Pay

At the end of January, I made a big contribution to my RRSP (retirement fund), to the point of wiping out my cash savings. My next pay dates were February 6 and 20. For the whole month of February, I

Living Pay to Pay

At the end of January, I made a big contribution to my RRSP (retirement fund), to the point of wiping out my cash savings. My next pay dates were February 6 and 20. For the whole month of February, I

Where the Money Goes

I’ve analyzed my expenses for the whole year of 2013 and I’m ready to admit where my money goes! But first, a preamble: Payroll Deductions My employer gives me a non-taxed benefit of 3% of my salary for our “Flex

Where the Money Goes

I’ve analyzed my expenses for the whole year of 2013 and I’m ready to admit where my money goes! But first, a preamble: Payroll Deductions My employer gives me a non-taxed benefit of 3% of my salary for our “Flex

Annual Cost of Living Report 2013

This will be the third time I’ve looked at my annual cost of living for day-to-day essentials. I try to do a little better every year for the environment and for my wallet! Heating Costs (Heating Oil) We used 2197

Annual Cost of Living Report 2013

This will be the third time I’ve looked at my annual cost of living for day-to-day essentials. I try to do a little better every year for the environment and for my wallet! Heating Costs (Heating Oil) We used 2197