Earlier this year, both our bikes were stolen. Bikes had seemed like a sound decision for us: I rode for 17 years before I finally bought a car, and my son was equally keen and confident from the age of 4. I had bought mine about 10 years ago, and had it lightly customized. My… Continue reading The Cost of Costly Possessions
It feels important to me to work part-time now, while our kids are young, and my husband is very supportive of that. However, he has been unable to find work in his field, and feels terribly unhappy in most of the options available to him, so he is working extremely part time too. All things… Continue reading Case Study: Flexible Employment vs The Bills
^ Sums up the purpose of the book I wrote for you! (Source unknown.)
Life brings so many unanticipated events: a rent increase, a country’s vote to disengage from its Union, a parent’s illness such that we need to travel… My region is preparing for another postal strike, one that seems reasonably likely to occur. Although not a life or death situation, nor even particularly exciting, this event will… Continue reading The Unexpected Is To Be Expected
Are you broke? Wavering? Pulling in cash but blowing it for emotional reasons? You’re not alone. That was my life for over twenty years, and heaps of others, too, are in the same boat. A book like Rising can comfort and inspire you, but how do you stay on track, continuing to implement its strategies… Continue reading Free E-Course in Rising
When I was broke, I had lots of adventures. For less than $1500, I had a year in Europe. With $300 I also spent half a year in Mexico and Central America. But when I figured out how to get on track financially, and committed to doing so, some of the adventurousness disappeared. I had… Continue reading Free Vacation: Highlights
In my book, I encourage a few spends. One is one a private mailbox. Following are six reasons I’m a fan of these. As with many of the strategies I present, some of these will seem crazy to people whose lives have been easy and stable. For those for whom my book is intended, though,… Continue reading Mailbox: Worth Its Weight In Gold
Having grown up vulnerable, I experienced quite a bit of abuse at school—extreme bullying and threats—from both children and teachers. Because my parents grasped the risk to me, they let me get out before any of the threats could be implemented. I’m eternally grateful for that. Many families living paycheque to paycheque, or in extreme… Continue reading Opting Out of School Bullying
I had been working long hours for long years, and was still loving my career. One of the incredible joys—one which made the whole thing possible—was that the only other person in the office full-time was a close girlfriend. While working very hard together, we also helped each other heal from a given case, laughed… Continue reading Run, Run Away!
This piece by Paulette Perhach, stumbled upon today, very well reflects why I wrote my book for you: https://thebillfold.com/a-story-of-a-fuck-off-fund-648401263659#.d7ckoescd Displayed at the end of the story is how Ms Perhach names the account. This is one of the many tips in my book!