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the challenge...and first post!

Recently my boyfriend of 7+ years finally agreed to get hitched. It may have helped that I had just picked his up from work after discovering his car’s battery was so dead it was not jump-able. 318 more words

Food Budget

Learning from our Grandparents

My grandmother (Nana) turns 90 later this year. The same age as Queen Elizabeth! How incredible to have lived through 90 decades. The changes that she has seen! 618 more words


Book review: The Index Card, by Helaine Olen and Harold Pollack

The Index Card. Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated. Helaine Olen and Harold Pollack. Penguin Random House, New York, 2016.


The authors converged their experiences from  journalism (Helaine Olen) and academia (Harold Pollack) into the worthy effort of demystifying the world of personal finance for everyone’s benefit. 766 more words

Personal Finance

Surviving the slump: how to save money on a limited income

Saving money may be the last thing Albertans want to do amid a rising unemployment rate in the province, but there are certain habits you can change to deal with the economic stress. 426 more words


Money Makeover: Success-ish

January was a good month for our money makeover. I was able to sock away a huge chunk, despite some earlier-than-expected expenses. We kept a handle on our everyday expenses for the most part, going over budget in some areas, under in others, so it all balanced out. 626 more words


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. 761 more words