The Hidden Costs of Stress

Costs of Stress, side effect of stress
Sooooo… After falling off the face of the Earth for about 8 weeks, I’m back! I think I could fill a book with everything that happened in those weeks. But suffice to say – it was a rough period of many personal changes for me.  I spent the last 2 or 3 weeks catching up with my life and I’m only just getting back into the groove of things. I’m getting back to writing, and I realized quite...

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Posted in: Philosophy

A reader’s view: The evolution of our budget

evolution of our budget, budgeting, finances, thrifty, frugal living
This is a Guest Post By Mr. CBB who blogs at Canadian Budget Binder and aims to help people save money in their budget by motivating them to stick to a budget and say NO to spending more than they earn. Enjoy! I’ve been a saver all of my life. Back home (I’m not from Canada) I used to get points for scanning what I bought with a hand held device and would use the points to buy household...

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Posted in: Food and Grocery, Money

Paying for special occasions

special occasions, prepare financially, irregular savings account, irregular savings, invitation
This post was featured on the Carnival of Personal Finance When you’re trying to stick to a budget and save money, one of the biggest issues that can come up is a special occasion. A wedding, a birthday, a baby shower… these things can all wreak havoc on your budget unless you plan carefully. Whether or not it is correct, there are a lot of implicit expectations when it comes to these types...

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Posted in: Money

Living on the poverty line

poverty line, poverty, poverty living
Every once in a while, a group or charity will call out the government and complain that it is impossible to live on minimum wages or that people at the poverty line can never expect to improve their lives.  Is this really true?  I would argue not.  Let’s take a look at some real numbers. Say you’re an average British Columbian with a high school diploma.  You don’t want to take...

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Posted in: Money, Philosophy
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