I've recently read the book called 168 hours and it's given me an amazing perspective on time. A 7 day week equals a 168 hours and the book encourages you to chronicle your time by hitting down exactly what you're doing hour by hour every day including sleep, time wasted watching tv or phone surfing, … Continue reading 168 Hours and what are we doing with them?
In most cities, there's many free festivals, markets to wander through, summer concerts, even free fitness classes sometimes. Here's a few ways we do low cost or free entertainment. Put free swim or skates into your calendar so you remember to take advantage (ours are usual on holidays when we're all looking for something to … Continue reading Free and Cheap Entertainment..
Lately, I've been reading many posts in facebook groups etc about how people feel they are "behind" because they only found the FI movement in their 30s (or insert whatever age here!). I want to pause and notice all of our privilege to even be consider this as a possibility, for having the ability to … Continue reading Acknowledging our privilege
I recently checked out The Four Tendencies audiobook from our local library and listened to it while tidying up the house. I took Gretchen's online quiz and I came out as an Obliger which basically sums up as someone who can get things done when other people are counting on them but falls short on … Continue reading The Four Tendencies
I was chatting with one of my staff the other day and she mentioned that I've become the exact opposite of my parents. For a moment, I denied that but then as it sat with me I said "I guess you're right" but I hadn't set out with that as my intention. I was raised … Continue reading Raised by super consumerists…
I enjoyed reading this book and happened to finish it over a couple days at the beginning on this month. Ken, the author, has accumulated $32,000 in student loan debt and sets out on a mission to pay it off as quickly as possible so he can be free. Ken's outlook on debt was refreshing … Continue reading Walden on Wheels: Book Review
In our digital world the library Is a bit of a retreat. Of course there's the computers in use there most of the time but the aisles of books are still the main feature. I love perusing the books, waiting anxiously for holds to arrive, flipping through magazines and even renting DVDs for shows we … Continue reading Love your library
I've gotten into the habit of being my lunch to work everyday - almost guaranteed at this point thankfully but this wasn't always the way. Quite often a couple years ago I'd be going to the coffee shop a few doors down from and grabbing mediocre food to get through the day - costing probably … Continue reading Lunch
Groceries are the biggest expenditure aside from our housing costs every month. Good healthy nutritious food is high on my list of priorities especially when it comes to our kid. We eat plant based now and have for the last year been strictly eating vegan with lots of fruits and veggies, whole grains, nuts and … Continue reading Groceries – lighting money on fire
The last 6 months has a been a real whirlwind of change in our lives - after being in our all inclusive rental for a couple years and finally relaxing into staying there for a while due to our love for the area but also the extreme cost of housing in our city (affordable housing … Continue reading So we bought a house