Posts filed under: Mindset

  • a simple and streamlined life frugal living
A Simple and Streamlined Life June Update/July Goals In June, my primary goals were to Simplify, Streamline and Sell Stuff. There’s still lots to do on all three goals, because, well… simplifying and streamlining your life requires a good deal...
  • 30 day challenge - try something new
30 day challenges are becoming very popular. There’s everything from decluttering to eating paleo being wrapped up in a 30 day challenge. And, it makes sense. 30 days is short enough to get a real taste of the change you’d like...
  • 7 financial lessons my grandmother taught me
It’s no secret our grandparents view the world differently. If you’re like the majority of people, your grandparents or great grandparents lived through the Great Depression. The financial lessons they learnt during that harsh time are a legacy worth sharing....
  • 3 things that are worth the splurge
Being frugal doesn’t have to mean foregoing the good things in life. There are a few things I choose to splurge on that are definitely not cheap but over the long term their investment pays off. But what about purchases...
  • avoid food waste banana muffins
Like many people whose parents were born during the great depression, I was raised with the adage “waste not, want not…” as a permanent echo in my ears. This seems to be a value we’ve lost. How often have you...
  • 5 savings goals that will change your life
Struggling to take that first step to financial freedom? If you are, don’t despair. Read on to see how these five savings goals will change your life. The big question most of us struggle with is this: Which should you do...
For my family, new year’s eve has always been an important celebration. When my father was alive, we’d always First Foot the house. I admit, I’ve let that tradition go in recent years. However, there’s one tradition we still observe,...