• When disaster strikes - don't let grief sabotage your life

How to dust yourself off after disaster strikes and why you need to

Disaster can strike in many ways; financial, health, relationships or a death in the family. Sometimes you know they’re on the horizon, like the recent death of my daughter’s dad from Melanoma (the nastiest form of skin cancer) but sometimes...
  • April blog traffic and income report why blogging is a great way to make money online

Blog Income Report – April 2016

Welcome to April’s blog income and traffic report for Smart Money, Simple Life. Sharing this information still feels a little odd but I know the value I get from reading others’ blog income and traffic reports so I’m hoping my monthly...
  • simple rules for being more frugal and loving life

6 Simple Rules for Being More Frugal AND Loving Life

Frugal living should be simple. Right? Why then do we always insist on complicating things? Too often I think we do it to appear clever or to make it seem like some sort of weird initiation rite. Like you have...
  • emergency planning for solopreneurs

Emergency Planning for Solopreneurs – What You Need To Know

Emergency Planning. It’s not all about bunkers, canned food and the zombie apocalypse. Emergency planning also means considering a number of what if scenarios and applying them to your own situation, especially if you’re a solopreneur. Not sure what I...
  • three habits of uncommonly focused people

Get more done every day; three habits of uncommonly focused people

Focused people get more done every day. That’s not likely to be a surprise to anyone. The challenge for most of us though, is finding that focus when we feel like we’re in the centre of a maelstrom. And, guess...
  • blog income and traffic report March

Blog Income Report – March 2016

Welcome to the second blog income report for Smart Money, Simple Life. I debated whether or not to publish a traffic and income report for quite a while before jumping in last month and publishing my first blog income and traffic...
  • growing your own food

6 Simple Reasons Growing Your Own Food Makes Good Sense

If you’ve ever considered growing your own food, or at least supplementing your weekly grocery expedition, now is the best time to start. Don’t let the absence of a backyard hold you back, or even a lack of knowledge, it’s...
  • 10 wardrobe items you can get rid of immediately

10 Wardrobe Items You Should Immediately Get Rid Of

Do you stand in front of your wardrobe, doors open, frowning at the contents? You do? Well, take heart. You’re not the only one. Over the last six months or so, I’ve been working on reducing the clutter in my...
  • easy ways to reduce food waste and save money

10 Easy Ways to Reduce Food Waste and Save Money

According to World Resources Institute nearly one third of all the food produced in the world goes to waste. Some of that waste occurs at the start of the food processing cycle (at the farm or being transported from the...
  • four tips for seekers of freedom and fulfillment

4 Tips for Seekers of Freedom and Fulfillment

Freedom and fulfillment. Two words that define success for Hal Elrod, me and quite possibly many of you, too. Freedom is the external hallmark of success for me. Freedom to choose how I spend my time, my money and my...