Category Archives: Budgeting

Taking on the $29 Food Stamp Challenge – Part 1

$29 Per Week for Food In the United States most people who meet certain low income guidelines are eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or the food stamp program). Last year glamorous Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow challenged herself to live on just $29 worth of food for one week. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities,… Read More »

Succumbing to Lifestyle Inflation

Some folks believe earning a higher income is a valid excuse to submit to lifestyle inflation. But I don’t think lifestyle should necessarily be tied to active income because job security is a fickle pickle. However with a strong framework of growing passive income, a little lifestyle inflation is not only acceptable, but I would even recommend it because YOLO.… Read More »

The 2015 federal budget: What Canadians Need to Know

Finance Minister, Joe Oliver introduced the government’s 2015 Federal Budget yesterday. The big takeaway is that there will be tax breaks for everyone. Yay! 😀 The proposed budget is expected to get passed as the Tories hold a majority government. It’s nice to finally see some welcomed changes in fiscal policy to address the economy rather than rely on… Read More »