Corona and Barista-FI

It’s been a while since I’ve written about anything financial and I thought it’s about time I get back to the reason this blog exists: money. A little public navel-gazing has always helped me progress, so let’s have at it. Somewhere around 2015 I lost steam in tracking financial progress through blogging. You can seeContinue reading “Corona and Barista-FI”

Oops! No new stuff this week

Hey everyone, Just a quick post to let you all know that there will be no new post to my blog this Monday (Sept 27th) as I drove to the hospital last Thursday and was thrown into the operating room to have an appendectomy! I asked the anaesthesiologist (from Michigan) about the American vs. theContinue reading “Oops! No new stuff this week”

Emergency and general preparedness – 7 ways I prepare

I wanted to write about emergency preparedness because it’s an important topic, if left in an emergency situation could you survive? Could you take care of your family for days without outside help? As hurricane Earl is tracking its way along the East Coast I’m preparing my house and property and bracing for the highContinue reading “Emergency and general preparedness – 7 ways I prepare”

Unexpected experiences (and expenses) that come with owning your own home.

Before I bought my house I watched a lot of real estate-type shows, I was familiar with the buying process as I had witnessed it in my family a few times and I had a general idea of what was involved in home ownership. I did a bit of research and after my offer onContinue reading “Unexpected experiences (and expenses) that come with owning your own home.”

Why an emergency fund is important

When I started working hard to repay my credit-card debt I also started working toward building up a $1,000 emergency fund. I have always known how important it is to have an emergency fund as I’ve witnessed and experienced many occasions  where it has been needed. Eventually I hope to be liquid enough to notContinue reading “Why an emergency fund is important”