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When I start to get a little bummed out by life, I like to take a step back and appreciate the little things that make my world go round. Sometimes it’s not easy because I am positive that I deserve some quality angst time. I trick myself by finding the humour in the everyday. I needed a little pick-me-up recently so thought I’d put together

Money Tip Giveaway!

money tip

Congratulations to Maggie C on winning the Money Tip Giveaway Contest. Thanks to everyone who submitted their tips, I’ll be going through everything to find my Money Tip Muse. Come by and visit anytime – we have new posts going up every week and a new giveaway starting July 6. So I’ve decided that Hollywood needs me so I’m about to break into the movies!

Confessions of a Controlaholic

confessions of a controlaholic

That would be me. The controlaholic. I’ve talked a lot about some of the positive that have come out my husband being laid off: we are taking positive steps to fixing our budget; I am making more side hustle income than ever before; and we are having those ever-important conversations about our direction in life. But that’s what you’re supposed to do, right? Focus on

Monthly Update: $1900 Extra Income & Challenges

monthly update May2015

Hi friendly readers, how are my fairest fans today? Another month has gone by already and it’s time for my monthly update. What does it say about me that a week has already gone by before I realized that it’s a new month? Annnnnnyyywaaaay, here’s the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Extra Income: $1900 in May Overall, I’m happy with how much extra I’ve

GRS Week 5: 4 Barriers to Financial Freedom


  This is part of the Unconventional Guide GRS series  (affiliate link) by JD Roth from Get Rich Slowly. I’m working through the material and have started writing about it again. If you want some back story, check out some of my earlier posts:  GRS Week 1 GRS Week 2: $750 Extra Income GRS Week 3: Money & Happiness GRS Week 4: Financial Trolls Beware,

Cool Apps that Will Change Your Life

Cool Apps that Will Change Your Life

I love technology. I love it in all its forms. While I’m not always the first to jump on the cool app bandwagon, I will definitely be chasing that sucker down if I think it will make my life easier or better.  Recently, I came across some cool apps that I think will be able to save me some time and money. Not only that,

My Weird and Wonderful Jobs

weird and wonderful jobs

I don’t know about you but I love hearing about how other people are making money. Lots of bloggers have published posts about some of their own side hustles and thought I’d share some of my own. For me, my pursuit of passion (and job offers!) have taken me to some surprising places and looking back, I wouldn’t trade a moment of it. While it’s important to