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You Know You’re Frugal When…
Sometimes it dawns on my how frugal I am.  It’s almost like a compulsion.  I can’t help it.  It’s ingrained in me.  If I were to rate my frugalness from a scale of 0 to 10, I think I would be about a 7 or 8.  I don’t think I am that frugal that I […]
Everything in Moderation: Self Imposed Shopping Ban
In my 2015 Personal Finance Goals, I suggested that I am going to go on a shopping ban every other month for this year.  This was a direct consequence of going a little nuts while shopping in Seattle over the holiday season with my sisters.  I bought $200 black boots at Nordstrom Rack and a […]
Spring Clean Your Way to Extra Money
Spring is finally here (well it is more obvious in some parts of Canada in comparison to others) and you know what that means- it is time for spring cleaning!  Spring is a time of renewal and rejuvenation, and a perfect time to declutter your life and tidy up your home. The key to making […]
Wyndham Timeshare Presentation- How to Get Out Unscathed
My boyfriend and I were strolling along one of Waikiki’s streets and were approached by a salesperson selling a free gift and buffet breakfast or lunch in exchange for about 3 hours of our time (including time for lunch).  We knew it was a timeshare presentation, I personally have had very little experience attending time […]
Want an Eye Opener for your Finances? Do This
In my planning for the year to see if I can reach the $385,000 or $400,000 net worth by the end of the year, I did something that I usually don’t do.  I calculated my budget for the year on expenses that I usually pay (e.g. fixed expenses) and expenses that I usually spend. As […]
Lifestyle Inflation Threat: Housekeeper or No Housekeeper?
I must admit, lately I have been thinking about whether or not I should be “keeping up with the Jones“.  Most of my usually frugal friends (they shop at Value Village, are not shopaholics, and are not “Foodies” that spend $50 per person per meal a few times a week) have a housekeeper.  Someone comes […]
Young and Thrifty 2015 Personal Finance Goals
I am a firm believer that striving to achieve your goals (and more importantly, the follow through to achieve them) is an important aspect of feeling successful in your life.  I reviewed how I fared on my 2014 personal finance (and personal goals) and now it is time to share with you my 2015 personal […]
How to Survive Post Holiday Financial Slump
Now that the holidays are gone and done with, most people are in what is termed the “post-holiday blues” or slump.  Instead of starting 2015 or the new year with a high note, instead of a high note, you get a high credit card bill instead.  The credit card bill arrives in the mail and […]

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