Posts Tagged: personal finance

March: It’s a Wrap!

What a strange middle-March we’ve had: not a harsh and cold winter month, but still far from Spring. We’ve had more rain than snow, and the ice on the lakes has long since thawed.  But not even the crocuses are

March: It’s a Wrap!

What a strange middle-March we’ve had: not a harsh and cold winter month, but still far from Spring. We’ve had more rain than snow, and the ice on the lakes has long since thawed.  But not even the crocuses are

Personal Finance Snapshot

Rom and I have been married almost 4 years, and since the beginning, we have kept our finances separate. This seems to be an unusual arrangement, so I thought I would post about how we do it. The reasons we

Personal Finance Snapshot

Rom and I have been married almost 4 years, and since the beginning, we have kept our finances separate. This seems to be an unusual arrangement, so I thought I would post about how we do it. The reasons we

An Exacting Cost of Living Report

It is once again time for my annual cost of living report! I am always curious how my expenses compare year-over-year, especially for essentials. For the past two years, I have been trying to reduce my grocery bills and utility

An Exacting Cost of Living Report

It is once again time for my annual cost of living report! I am always curious how my expenses compare year-over-year, especially for essentials. For the past two years, I have been trying to reduce my grocery bills and utility

Not-So-Sad Savings

Last year I tracked how much I saved using coupons, and how much I earned and spent on my points cards. The less you spend, the less you “save” with points and other schemes. Being frugal, I thought it wouldn’t

Not-So-Sad Savings

Last year I tracked how much I saved using coupons, and how much I earned and spent on my points cards. The less you spend, the less you “save” with points and other schemes. Being frugal, I thought it wouldn’t

Budgeting for the Blips

I am a personal finance junkie, but I have always left it to others to blog about. Today I thought I’d share my method of “cash flow budgeting” and see if I can compare techniques with you! Cash flow budgeting

Budgeting for the Blips

I am a personal finance junkie, but I have always left it to others to blog about. Today I thought I’d share my method of “cash flow budgeting” and see if I can compare techniques with you! Cash flow budgeting

2012 Goal Update: Month 8

Here is an update on my annual goals for August. Kulture: Concerts On July 30, Rom and I went to see Slash. He played with Myles Kennedy, the singer with Alterbridge, who has one of those Classic Rock-type voices. I

2012 Goal Update: Month 8

Here is an update on my annual goals for August. Kulture: Concerts On July 30, Rom and I went to see Slash. He played with Myles Kennedy, the singer with Alterbridge, who has one of those Classic Rock-type voices. I

2012 Goal Update: Month 4

First things first…entertainment! I said I wouldn’t do repeats this year. I wanted to see live shows by bands I hadn’t seen before. I broke this rule already by going to see Sarah Slean for the second time in 4

2012 Goal Update: Month 4

First things first…entertainment! I said I wouldn’t do repeats this year. I wanted to see live shows by bands I hadn’t seen before. I broke this rule already by going to see Sarah Slean for the second time in 4

2012 Goal Update: Month 3

End of first quarter of 2012! I had a whole bunch of goals/resolutions for this year. Here’s how I did in March: Concerts: Tickets have been bought for Sarah Slean with Symphony Nova Scotia in April. I could not resist

2012 Goal Update: Month 3

End of first quarter of 2012! I had a whole bunch of goals/resolutions for this year. Here’s how I did in March: Concerts: Tickets have been bought for Sarah Slean with Symphony Nova Scotia in April. I could not resist

Why This Is Not a Personal Finance Blog

It was Personal Finance that drew me into the blogosphere. I have read about other people’s budgets and debt reduction and financial plans for a couple of years now, without becoming a PF blogger myself. I like being a “spectator”

Why This Is Not a Personal Finance Blog

It was Personal Finance that drew me into the blogosphere. I have read about other people’s budgets and debt reduction and financial plans for a couple of years now, without becoming a PF blogger myself. I like being a “spectator”

Splurges and Scrimps

I like to compare notes with people about what they splurge on and what they scrimp on. Mostly people get sheepish about this, and laugh at themselves. We all know those who buy the cheapest, scratchiest toilet paper and the

Splurges and Scrimps

I like to compare notes with people about what they splurge on and what they scrimp on. Mostly people get sheepish about this, and laugh at themselves. We all know those who buy the cheapest, scratchiest toilet paper and the