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works: business consultant
net worth: ~$155,000 as of Dec 2011
eats: sashimi, tartiflette, pho
drinks: earl grey cream tea
gadgets: macbook pro 17", ipod touch (pda)
beauty: fb's list of toiletries/makeup
wants: roland rd700-gx piano
reads: ayn rand, tom stanley, sophie kinsella
watches: bones, mentalist, castle, top chef
wears: wrap dresses & necklaces
loves: minimalism, $$ management, traveling
hates: wearing shorts & being late for anything
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Posted on June 20, 2014 | No CommentsTweet Congratulations! You have a shiny new job and you’re going from making $10/hour (minimum wage in Ontario) to $40,000 a year! WOW! $40,000!!!!!! That is DOUBLE what you were making before. ($10/hour x 2000 hours a year = $20,000) But wait. Does this mean […]
Posted on June 6, 2014 | No CommentsTweet We bought some porto the other day to cook with, and we picked up the small bottle for $13, but we lingered over the 50% larger bottle for $2 more. I mean, 50% more porto for $2 more!? How could you say no? In […]
Posted on August 5, 2013 | 5 CommentsTweet I have a horrible habit of doing this. “Oh that’s a one-off.” “So is this expense.” “And this one too.” But quite frankly, if it isn’t a daily occurrence, I consider it a one off expense. Even if it’s a YEARLY occurrence like renewing […]
Posted on April 8, 2013 | 3 CommentsTweet The difference between having the money to travel or not, could very well be the cost of what you consider basics, but others consider to be luxuries. Someone who may not seem to make a lot of money but travels a lot may not […]
Posted on February 8, 2013 | No CommentsTweet Ever hear the one about that couple who got into consumer debt, consolidated it onto their mortgage, and then racked up their credit cards again? Me too. Here’s what I say: If the lesson was expensive, don’t pay for it again.
Posted on January 28, 2013 | 1 CommentTweet When should you splurge and when should you save? For me, it’s always where I spend most of my time. In sales? On the road a lot? Buy a nice, comfortable car. Splurge, so that you’re COMFORTABLE in the car when you are driving […]
Posted on November 19, 2012 | 6 CommentsTweet Frugalette of Super Frugalette listed out 4 types of frugal folks: Non-Frugal Selectively Frugal Categorically Frugal Exclusively Frugal Non-Frugal = No budget but they instinctively don’t overspend, but they don’t try to be frugal. Example: They need something and will buy something mid-priced and […]
Posted on May 21, 2012 | 13 CommentsTweet Controversial title, right? What I mean by that, is many people (myself included) are under a general belief that saving as much as you can in every area, is the best PF thing you can possibly do. What we fail to mention is that […]
Posted on April 23, 2012 | 5 CommentsTweet For a first time budgeter, cutting back on expenses can be daunting: where do you cut? why? how? and what is the best way to use that money? I am here to suggest that you start with the hardest categories first, so that you […]
Posted on April 16, 2012 | 6 CommentsTweet Keeping your expenses as low as possible was best illustrated to be with some simple math, and once I got out of debt and had some REAL savings, I started calculating my expenses to get an idea of how much I needed in my […]