If You Aren’t Paying Yourself First – You’re Doing Things Wrong

  My husband and I made a decision get into better “financial health” about a year and a half ago. For us, and many people, that means increasing our savings, and making some serious changes in our spending.   We have been like many people in that we’ve spent a…

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Why Your Blog Needs A Mailing List

*This post contains affiliate links which means that if you make a purchase through my link I earn a small commission at not additional cost to you. You can read my full disclosure here. Creating a blog is a lot of fun… from the planning stages to deciding on a theme,…

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25 Ways I’m Super Frugal (and why I love it)

I have to say that in many ways, financially we are doing really well. Could we improve? Absolutely. But overall, we’re definitely okay. My husband has a well paying career that he loves, I love my job and I love blogging, all of which provides us more than enough to…

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Must See Things in Barcelona

I absolutely love Spain, and the city of Barcelona is one reason why. This city is so vibrant, and I love that it’s considerably less expensive than other European cities. I visited this beautiful city during the winter, March to be exact, and the weather was actually better than I…

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15 Ways to Save Money on Gas

Driving is one of those things that’s a must in our lives – if not every day – at least at some point or another. And one thing I’m adamant about doing is saving money on gas. I live in Canada and prices for gas is nothing short of outrageous.…

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Should YOU Have a Budget?

Did you know that nearly everyone could benefit from a financial budget yet very few people actually use one? Regardless of your income – high or low – you should really consider having one. I think everyone can make improvements in their finances and this can be achieved faster when…

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12 Ways to Save Money Shopping for Clothes

I love to shop. I mean LOVE TO SHOP. But shopping doesn’t always equate to buying for me. And that’s because what I love more than shopping is snagging a good deal. I am a total bargain shopper and if I may, I’d actually consider myself a bit of a…

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How to Balance Work and Kids As a Freelancer

When I started freelancing I had it made in the shade in some ways. While I am a step-mom, my husband and I had shared custody with the girls’ mom which meant that we only had them half the time. That also meant that I had plenty of time to…

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5 Reasons YOU Should Start a Blog in 2019

*This post contains affiliate links which means that if you make a purchase through my link I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. You can read my full disclosure here.   If you’ve ever thought about starting a blog, there are so many reasons why you…

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12 Side Hustles for the Creative Soul

If you’re like me, you’ve got a penchant for making and creating things. Maybe it’s photography, or art, or crafts, or sewing, or any slew of other things that feed your creative side. No matter what it may be, I bet you that you can turn it into a side…

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5 Steps to Making a Budget That Works

January is always a time when many people are shocked into reality when it comes to their finances, right after the holiday season of overspending and personal indulgence. It’s the moment when we say to ourselves, “Okay, we need to do something about this.” And when you look at the…

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The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Blog in 2019

This post may contain affiliate links which means that if you make a purchase through me, I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. You can read my full disclosure here. Chances are, if you’re reading this you are interested in starting a blog. I can tell…

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