If I were a praying type of person, I would call this my prayer of late. So grateful for everything my child and I have -health, abundance, fun, companions, freedom. It was a looooooong journey. And it may well get tricky again one day. In the meantime, I say to the Big Everything: Thank you.… Continue reading “Thank you. How can I help?”
Jane is thinking about buying a detached house. A mortgage broker, four realtors, and her parents have explained to her that it’s an investment, as “house values always go up.” Do they? We might indeed be able to say that over the course of, say, 50 years, the value of land underneath a dwelling is… Continue reading Is A Home a Legitimate Investment?
To bring in some of my 2017 income, I needed to invest $3891* in taxes, tax return prep, college tuition, and college texts. To bring in yet more, I needed to move money I already had into other accounts. (Weird, hey?) Where does a person with tricky circumstances get that kind of cash to start… Continue reading Does It Take Money to Make Money?
“You are not obligated to continue holiday traditions that leave you broke, overwhelmed, or tired.” from frugalfarmwife.com
This is the time of year I look over my finances of the past 11.5 months. What did I spend? How happy have my son and I been feeling? What costs went up or down? Are my child and I thriving? Yep, it’s not just a dollars-and-cents review. Money is absolutely linked with health and… Continue reading Can I Be Happy Without Every Metric of the Minority World?
Attempting to hand out $5 bills -no strings attached- Jia Jiang seemed surprised to find that three out of five people weren’t interested. I would have anticipated that. In my work, I’m regularly encouraging clients to pursue the free cash available to them. Rarely do they. “Oh, I think that’s meant for someone else.” “I’ll… Continue reading Would You Take Jia’s $5?
With the Equifax breach, regularly checking transactions in our accounts is more important than ever. Even without a breach, check out what I found “stolen” in today’s quick review: Bank: $20 – Converted a cheque from the wrong currency. Child Recreation: $137. The rec centre cancelled the classes and offered a refund. I said yes,… Continue reading This Week’s Found Money: $1144