Personal update: changing directions

So this is the entry where I lay out all the ridiculous stuff that has happened this fall. As you know, we were merrily swimming along saving for our goals to buy the house we live in and… Read More

Managing life’s roadblocks

We’ve all been there: roadblocks in life, roadblocks in work, roadblocks in love. These often-sudden changes are those that completely knocks you off course, knocks the wind out of your sails, and then leaves you picking up the… Read More

August savings update – End of summer edition!

Note: Our financial goals for 2017 include saving $18300 to buy back my pensionable years for my defined benefit pension as well as save $50000 which will make us mortgage-free at the beginning of 2018. It’s time once… Read More

Monthly savings update – July edition

Note: Our financial goals for 2017 include saving $18300 to buy back my pensionable years for my defined benefit pension as well as save $50000 which will make us mortgage-free at the beginning of 2018. As I previously… Read More

June savings update & life update

This post should be my budget post, part II. Alas, it isn’t! My apologies but I had to review all our numbers with Mr. Tucker’s new job and since then I have had to revamp my numbers. I… Read More

Free Lunch!

HEY GUYZ, LOOK: A FREE LUNCH! Let’s venture in and see what is inside! As the old adage goes: there is no such thing as a free lunch. Still, that doesn’t stop businesses from offering free lunches –… Read More

Ahead of the game?

Note: Our financial goals for 2017 include saving $18300 to buy back my pensionable years for my defined benefit pension as well as save $50000 which will make us mortgage-free at the beginning of 2018 I socked away… Read More

To every season, turn, turn, turn…those goals into reality

Don’t tell anyone but I love all the seasons. I grew up having all four seasons fleetingly spread across the mere 12 months of a year and I still love them all. Sure, sure, I am one of… Read More

Are you a failure?

The beauty of living in an old neighbourhood Since I was 18 I have been obsessed with personal finance. I was young, poor, living on my own and happened to come across the Tightwad Gazette II. From there… Read More

Getting Hygge with it

It’s so cold in this country Every road home is long … It’s so cold in this country You can never get warm – The North by Stars We’ve been pretty lucky (but not, like, in the global… Read More

Lessons learned & a little life update after a crazy month

Sure, it’s pretty but it also means winter isn’t far behind… Well I haven’t written anything over the past 30 days mostly because I was busy just surviving. It’s been a heck of a merry-go-round here in Bungalowville… Read More

Ain’t no drama like HVAC drama

Hey, do you have any of these pamphlets in English? Maybe with definitions? If there is one thing that I have no clue about, it’s HVAC anything. I have general knowledge about many things and the rest I… Read More

In which we explore the harrowing world of HVAC and finance

Earlier this spring our old, crumbling heating system decided to die a slow death. Slow because it still works and we’ve been using the AC but it means we do have to replace it. To be honest, I… Read More