Tag: finances

  Sometimes when I'm looking for a dramatic change, I do something dramatic. So... here I go again... I tell you this so I'm accountable. No changing my mind now! Beginning 01/01/19 I embark on my second 1-year spending fast. It's a full year. No buying anything new. I lay ground rules, I challenge my spending habits, and I change. Both on the inside and the outside....

I've been there. You've been there. I was on my first-ever solo vacation in the east coast. This was going to be a super cheap trip because I was going to camp all the way. I didn't really budget, or create any plan for that matter... I just went. Of course I wanted to hit a seafood spot or two in every province.. and camping wasn't quite as cheap as I expected. I pull my borrowed, black Toyota up to a gas station on a sunny day. I fill up my car to the...

  In the spring of 2011. I embarked on a 365 day spending fast. Why? I’m Greedy. So what? Once, a baby peed all over my lap because his mom didn’t have any diapers. Once, I held the hand of a homeless man who was in agony, and he couldn’t tell me why. Once, a woman said “God bless you!!” with a huge, toothless smile when I had only given her half a sandwich....