What Does Affordable Housing Really Mean? : The Saturday Weekend Review #257

AFFORDABLE RENT AND AFFORDABLE MORTGAGES   I’m betting that everyone reading this today can tell me that they’ve heard about a certain area in the city they call home to stay away from because it’s sketchy. Most often you will find housing projects, low-income housing and government-funded or geared to income housing for people in need. There seems to be a stigma around housing projects such as low-income or no-income, disability or other health related issues. To be honest I couldn’t tell you anything about living in Ontario and what areas to avoid but back home, you just knew. Now, I had plenty of mates that lived in council estates and they are still my friends today. Don’t let income level and where someone lives dictates whether they are a good person or not. Just don’t do it. Affordable housing doesn’t always mean what it seems especially when dealing with different pocketbooks and perspectives. Let me explain. Affordable housing should be attainable by working full-time earning a living wage a wage that is high enough to maintain a normal standard of living., but is it really? I’m sure you’ve toggled with the should I rent or buy question in your […]

30-ish Adult Freeloader Moves In With Mom Full Of Excuses : Net Worth Update May 2018 +(1.53%)

GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF THE SAND FREELOADER THERE’S NO FREE RIDE   To The Parent(s) who won’t ask their adult child to pay rent when they move back home THIS post is for you. To The Adult child who moves back home with his/her parents and doesn’t think they need to pay rent, THIS POST IS REALLY FOR YOU. Wouldn’t it be nice…. Free Rent or No Mortgage Payments No Grocery expenses No Chores Sure, it would if you were rich but if you’re not wake the hell up and stop acting like a child. I don’t care what excuse you dish out there is no reason to NOT pay your parents any money when you move back home. Consider this- If they weren’t there you would have to pay a landlord, live on the streets or in a shelter. Perhaps doing that for a day or two might fire up the dead battery in your rear-end so you understand the difference between being a freeloader and being someone with no where left to go but outside. If you are the type of adult who thinks your parents should back you free for life you my friend are in […]

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The Ultimate Guide To Making Vegetables More Appealing : The GGC 2018 #3 June 18-24

A FEW STEPS IS ALL IT TAKES TO MAKE VEGETABLES GO FROM BORING TO FABULOUS   One of the main reasons vegetables get blind-sided especially by children is not only because of taste but also the way vegetables are served. So, why not add colour, flavours and include new ways to plate and serve vegetables to your family. By taking these extra steps you not only combat food waste and possible increased grocery expenses but you allow vegetables to be enjoyed without worry that it will taste horrible from the get-go. When our son was a baby he couldn’t get enough fruits and vegetables and just loved them at every meal, even breakfast. He would eat half an avocado mushed up without problem, sliced cucumbers, tomatoes and so on. These days we’re lucky to get cucumber slices into his belly because we think he’s lost his appeal for vegetables. Perhaps we need to perk them up a bit, so that’s what we’ve done. Mrs. CBB and I were talking about vegetables and his diet in general and were working on ways to get him rip-roaring about healthy eating and why vegetables are important. Although he’s knocking on four years old […]

Blueberry Chocolate Chip Almond Cookies

LOW CARB, SUGAR-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE BRINGS TOGETHER THIS AMAZING KETO COOKIE If you’ve ever had chocolate covered blueberries before and loved them then this is the perfect cookie recipe for you. Blueberry Chocolate Chip Almond Cookies are thick, moist and perfect for dunking in your favourite drink. I am partial to a tall glass of cold milk with any cookies I eat. Every once in a while Mrs. CBB wants something sweet so we work on testing new recipes in our kitchen that are low-carb, sugar-free and gluten-free. Since she’s been eating a keto diet for the past 3 years I’ve become accustomed to being the test-it-husband because if she can get it past me she knows the recipe will be a hit. I was a bit hesitant about the blueberries and chocolate mix but not anymore because they turned out amazing which is why we are sharing the recipe. All recipes we create are tested and loved by us otherwise they don’t make the blog. When you are on a keto diet eating berries is about the only fruit you will get in your diet so adding blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries to your favourite sweets recipes are delicious. The […]

What Is A Bare Bones Basic Budget? : May 2018 Budget Update

BUDGETING FOR THE FIRST TIME DOESN’T HAVE TO BE AGGRESSIVE WITH A BASIC BUDGET. LET ME SHOW YOU HOW EASY IT IS TO GET THE NUMBERS YOU NEED TO START SAVING AND PAYING DOWN DEBT TODAY.   Yes, yes, yes a basic budget is important and I will say it until I’m blue in the face. Don’t believe me? I don’t care because what you do with your money is your business and I can assure you that this blog is for the people who want money control and the weight of debt lifted from their shoulders so they can go on living life without financial burdens. It may sound unrealistic but if we don’t have anything to believe in then there’s no point budgeting in the first place or setting goals for that matter. If you already plan to fail then you’ve failed. If I  could go back 10 years now and tell myself that budgeting would allow us to live debt free in our 40’s including wiping out mortgage I might have laughed but certainly listened to what advice I had to give. My money mindset has changed today compared to then and it’s because I have experienced […]

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