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At times our childcare costs have been crippling. We tried everything to survive and make our monthly income balance the outgoings so I’ve put together this survival guide to help give you some ideas on how to make it through.

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Back to the basics of frugality.

As I had blogged previously, I have resigned from  my position of CEO of finances in our home.  I have to say, I am actually feeling some relief!   1,153 more words


Being dethroned.

I have written a few books on how to be frugal to the extreme and still live a rich life.  We are a one income family and have been through some lean times.   1,266 more words


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

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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

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