Re-Fridgee-Eighter 2015

What a wonderful day it was! For the first time ever, I’ll be participating in a running event. It is a race, but for me for as long as I...

Victim blaming and Paris attacks

My husband and I frequently disagree on rape victims and when it’s their fault that they were raped. In the nicest way possible, my husband explains how he doesn’t have...

When a 100 is not good enough

I am not being fair, I now know I am not. Okay, so we are hesistant to help someone who is very difficult to help. Completely human thing to do....

If we won’t help, who will?

There is a troubled kid, and helping it is too much of an emotional, financial, mental price. A family member has started dating someone with a troubled past and present....

Take courage.

Today I met someone who is in an abusive household. She is in a bit of a rut; huge debt, no useful degree, a couple of years left in college...

2015 Financial Goals and Outlook

Goals Reduce eating out to $3000 year Last year we reduced this to $3800 – and this year I am hoping to trim it further to $3000 year. It may...

Fear of Diabetes!

I hope that I continue to maintain my fear of diabetes. Diabetes sound awful and my growing girth is scary. I hope I am able to continue exercising, recognizing that...

How I spent $152,000 this year

2014 was certainly an interesting financial year for us. I had a major car accident in February which costed us about some $4000 overall after our deductible and the cost...

2015 – Net worth update

Despite many unexpected expenses over the year, we saw a 20% increase in our net worth (not taking into account appreciation of the house). We contributed massively to our mortgage (while...