Why hiring help seemed smart even for our budget

ASKING FOR HELP IS NEVER A BAD THING   I know you are thinking that it can’t be possible that Mr.CBB would shell out money to hire help around the house but it’s true. Would you have spent the money we have to get jobs done or do you think we are crazy? Read on….. Not everyone has family around who they can lean on for help when it’s needed nor do you want to bug your neighbours for help in the summer. Sure I help my neighbours do the odd jobs but I would never ask them to help me with jobs that are easy enough for me to do on my own. Maybe that’s just me. I’m the first one to cringe but don’t complain out loud when our neighbours let their house fall apart because they fail to put any money into maintaining the home. Maybe communication would work better because you never know what someone is undergoing in their life and they could use some help. That’s also being a caring neighbour although some might view that as being nosey. You never win! I think just about every neighbourhood has one of every type of neighbour […]

grocery game monthly challenge

Are you a helpful grocery shopper?-The Grocery Game Challenge Jan 27- Feb 2, 2014 #5

HELP IS ONLY A QUESTION AWAY   If you are a grocery shopper and have a question, ask. It’s as simple as that. I’ve always said that there are no stupid questions no matter what situation you are in, even if it’s at the grocery store. It’s always better to ask then to guess especially around you that might know the answer. I believe that learning how to be a smart grocery shopper not only begins with the budget but it begins with you. I can’t tell you how many times we’ve been grocery shopping and another grocery shopper has asked if one of us was an employee because they are desperate for help. In a silly way it’s more the shoppers grocery store than it is the grocery stores store… if that makes sense. We help each other out when we can. I don’t know about you but the last place I want to be without help is the grocery store because I just don’t want to hang out there any longer than I have to. I’d like to think that every grocery store has its ups and downs and busy times so although they are willing to help […]

PF Friday Grab a Brew #48: How to ask for help when it comes to money success

YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT SOMEONE HAS TO SAY UNLESS YOU ASK A QUESTION Money success to me means that we are in charge of our own lives and how it plays out really depends on many factors with the main one being understanding where we stand financially. When it comes to our personal finances we were never the couple to ask for help nor did we disclose how much money we made or saved because we simply didn’t want people to know. Starting the blog CanadianBudgetBinder.com was and still is a way for me to talk about personal finance and how it applies to our budget but also to open up and learn about others successes and failures. When I first started chatting to my friend over at Nurse Frugal and her husband whom she calls Mr. BT almost 2 years ago they were on a journey to become debt free including their mortgage using a budget and Dave Ramsey principles. They have now paid their mortgage in full as of November 2013 an exciting time for this young couple who worked so hard to reach this goal which you can read about it in their latest post “Freedom”. What […]

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