New Years Resolutions 2014: My Health, My Money

NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS TO STAY   With the arrival of 2014, New Years Resolutions are on the minds of many people right now. Whether you are striving to meet a new fitness goal, quit smoking or better your finances, staying on track throughout the year to meet these goals can be a challenge. While many people give up on their New Years Resolutions pretty quick, writing down your resolutions and the reasons why you chose these goals can be helpful in motivating you throughout the year. Whatever your resolutions have a plan and you will find the confidence that you will need to achieve them. I have a couple of New Year Resolutions for the year of 2014 to improve my quality of life.   My health   As a single mom of two very busy, active children it isn’t hard to overlook taking care of myself adequately. As the kids get older so do I. I may only be 31 now but I want grandchildren one day and if I am not taking care of myself properly now I may not be around as long as I hope. Being on the go all the time and not always making […]

PF Weekly grab a brew #45: Butt out that smoke with kids in the car

ONLY YOU CAN MAKE THE DECISION TO BUTT OUT Kids don’t always have a voice when it comes to people smoking around them so we must be their voice and butt out. No one likes second-hand smoke and I understand that more than ever since I am now officially a non-smoker. Saving money in the budget is only one perk to butting out or smoking less for those who are working on kicking the habit. The most important perk is that it is saving your health from potential self-inflicting problems which many can avoid simply by giving up this habit. On Thursday the government of Alberta introduced a law Bill 33 of The Tobacco Reduction Amendment Act that if you have anyone under the age of 18 in your vehicle you are no longer able to smoke in the vehicle with them present. There may be a health savings aspect to this new proposed law but it also might save you some money in the budget if you aren’t smoking as much as you used or were allowed to. Growing up my parents did not smoke so I did not have to worry about them smoking in the vehicle when […]

grocery game monthly challenge

The Grocery Game Challenge #1 May 6-12,2013- Getting Back On Track With Food Budgeting

Getting back on track with food budgeting and eating healthy can be tough especially if your grocery bill looked anything like ours in April. Since the wife altered her eating habits slightly by starting a low glycemic diet last month she’s been working on putting  a low gi list of foods together. She was struggling with what to eat on a low glycemic diet so a bit of research has gone a long way for her. My mate who is also a doctor but specializes in healthy eating and alternative medicines spoke to us a bit about the gi diet, eliminating fructose and the caveman diet or the paleo diet which I will get into in another post. It’s certainly not a diet for the foodies faint at heart as there’s not much to it. Must like twigs and berries but all kidding aside the paleo diet seems like one heck of a healthy diet. The Mrs. will certainly be focusing on less carbs and more proteins in her meals. Eating Healthy To Lose Weight If you want to eat healthy that means making changes to the diet that may or may not affect your grocery budget. Over time once you build […]

Mr.CBB’s Weekly Blog Post Picks Dec 27,2012 – A Day Early

I’m a day early for the weekly blog post picks this week and that is because I have a special blog post planned for tomorrow. Don’t try and squeeze it out of me but I’ll tell you it’s one you won’t want to miss especially if 2013 is the year you want to make magic happen. Although many personal finance Bloggers took the week off from Blogging there were still plenty of excellent posts that ended up in my inbox. I thought I was the only one that was nutty enough not to take a day or three off but I guess I’m not. Now that Christmas and Boxing Day are over now is the time for us to plan our New Year’s Resolutions or at least goals for 2013. Last year we both quit smoking and we are still smoke-free today. I’m not sure what we will give up this year but I do know that either way giving up smoking was our all-time “want”  and “need” to do. Blog Post Picks Of The Week A big thanks goes out to these excellent Bloggers for sharing my page with their fans and taking the time out to drop in and […]

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