Rachel‘s 2020 Resolutions

I am one of those people who like to create resolutions upon the commencement of a new year. I like the idea of a fresh start and a clean slate; I like self-reflecting on what I have done well and where I have fallen short. For the past few years, I have tried several times […]

We Need a Slow Revolution

Remember when you asked a person “how’s it going?” and the standard response would be “it’s going alright” or “fine” or “good good”, but more often than not today the response is “BUSY!” and then you sympathize and say “I know, so busy”. Being busy has become a cultural norm. I long for the days […]

Bride on a Budget 2019

The average wedding in Canada costs easily between $20,000 to $30,000 and that is a lot of moolah! Below are some examples of others who have researched the cost of saying “I do”: When it comes to planning your wedding, a key component every bride should remember is this is YOUR wedding.  I recently was […]

Shopping Ban 2019…

I have attempted a shopping ban a few times over the past few years, and I have failed.  I don’t think you can go hog wild on ceasing to shop all together unless you have a reasonable outline of what is allowed and what is not allowed, and you check in monthly for accountability.  I […]

The Greatest Currency is TIME

In my quest for a less cluttered life and embracing minimalism; the reason for the pursuance of less is to free up the precious commodity which none of us seem to have enough of is “time”. The more busy I become with work, navigating traffic during rush hour, checking into social media outlets, I have […]

New Fiscal Year New Blog on Finances

I haven’t tracked my progress on paying my debt down, partially because I have been working so much on a computer in my big girl job,  I don’t have a desire to write about anything.   To be completely transparent  with my readers, I had paid more than half of my loan off, and seeing […]

Blue Monday 2017

If you woke up feeling a little under the weather emotionally, you’re not alone.  Today is the third Monday of January for 2017, marking what is known as the most depressing day of the year.  I was not aware of the phenomenon until I noticed on my twitter feed a lot of posts with the […]

Start 2017 on the Right Track

Today is December 1st and Christmas is right around the corner and so is the financial pressure to stay on budget.  As our waistlines increase and our bank accounts decrease starting the new year in the gloomiest of Canadian conditions with a proper daily dose of wet & cold cloudy days paired with slippery sidewalks […]

Getting Back On Track

Sometimes life can kick you in the “bleep”(or use whatever word comes to your mind).  Some of you may have noticed I have been MIA. It has been a stressful two months for me with multiple changes & scares happening in my personal life. Mostly around my beloved Father who has had a rough couple […]

Save Money on a Staycation – Day 1 

Instead of jetting off to Ontario or visiting PEI for a few days I decided to stay in my beautiful province of Nova Scotia for one glorious week in August.  On Monday I went to Bay’s Water Beach for the day with some friends. We packed beverages and snacks & went for many long swims […]