A Canadian family's journey to financial independence

FI/RE is the New Black

FI/RE is the New Black

A Canadian family's journey to financial independence

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The Frugal/DIY Gift Guide

The Frugal/DIY Gift Guide

Ahhh, gifting. I enjoy giving a gift that I know will be appreciated and used. That is why I refused to buy my nieces any clothing as a gift for the first few years of their life – they received SO MANY new outfits, as […]

Christmas 2017 Budget – Forecast

Christmas 2017 Budget – Forecast

I have never really sat down and make an Official Christmas Budget. Since we do not tend to go overboard with gifts (at least, not what *I* consider overboard) I am not too concerned with the slightly higher costs of the season. We may end […]

The Most <strike>Wonderful</strike> <strike>Horrible</strike> <strike>Busy</strike> Wonderful Time of Year

The Most Wonderful Horrible Busy Wonderful Time of Year

Disclaimer: I fully understand that not everyone celebrates Christmas. Whatever you celebrate, or don’t celebrate, you’re welcome here and I hope you might still take away some useful information. At the very least, let’s agree that Christmas Vacation is a hilarious movie.  Christmas. Is there […]

Friday’s Frugal Five

Friday’s Frugal Five

I have been inspired by Angela over at Tread Lightly, Retire Early (who was inspired by Katy over at The Non-Consumer Advocate) to celebrate five frugal achievements for the week. This will help keep me accountable and celebrate the small wins. I did not buy […]

How to Earn Up to 10% Cash Back Online Shopping with Ebates

How to Earn Up to 10% Cash Back Online Shopping with Ebates

This post contains affiliate links. I have been making a conscious effort to be a more mindful consumer. In my effort to declutter and minimize our Stuff, I am realizing that it is only half the battle; I need to really watch what I am […]

Our Numbers // October 2017 Recap

Our Numbers // October 2017 Recap

Finance is such a loaded topic. Some of us are downplaying our wealth (aka, practicing Stealth Wealth), while others are projecting a wealthy life (big house, fancy cars, expensive vacations) while hiding massive debt. Part of it is judgement. Being judged for not having enough; […]

The Second Date

The Second Date

I haven’t been on a second date in ages. And that is what this blog post feels like. Mr FNB and I have been married for almost ten years, and together for even longer than that. We started dating before Facebook, Tinder, and smart phones; […]

A Single Step

A Single Step

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu The idea to start a blog has been bouncing around in my head for quite a while. I am a voracious reader of blogs, and have been for years. The type […]