I Handed In My Resignation Letter And Quit My Job : The Saturday Weekend Review #231

WORKING SIX DAYS A WEEK WITH YOUR FOOT IN THE DOOR   For the past three years I’ve spent most of my time at work which means I’ve missed out on lots of time with my wife and our 3-year-old son. Over the years readers of this blog would email me and ask why I was working so much if we were debt free. I could understand why they wanted to know but at the same time it’s not unusual as many families struggle on one income or even two. Related: How we became debt free in 5 years There were plenty of days when I asked myself the same question but I continually received the same answer. I’m doing it because I want to work in a career that I will love until I retire. It’s not about the money. Sometimes you just have to look at what you are doing and picture yourself as you age and wonder whether you can continue doing it. If no, find something that you can do or that is sustainable for the long-haul that will make you smile and bring in the income you need. Some careers are great when you are […]

Time to get serious with numbers: Our budget Feb 2014

CRACKDOWN HAPPENS NOW   The numbers in this months budget update were a bit scary for us as we just made it with a bit left for our savings account. It truly is more about how much you spend when it comes to the final numbers. Although we earned a bit more this month with my new job the money went just as fast. We did have to pay property taxes which took just over $900 but that money came from the projected expenses account. When that big bill comes due we’re happy the money is ready and waiting. For others they would rather not deal with any more numbers than they have to so a portion of their city tax bill comes off their mortgage payments each time they are paid. That seems simple enough although I’d rather keep our money in the bank to earn some interest rather than it sitting in someone else’s bank account doing the exact same thing. Do you pay your own city taxes or do you have a portion paid each time you pay the mortgage?   Where the money went   This month was a particularly busy month for our budget and […]

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