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Borrowed Trouble

By | 2016-11-25T02:24:53+00:00 November 24th, 2014|Self-Help|

If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present. -Lao Tzu I've always avoided borrowing things in my life (ok, except my neighbour's tools after my ex got ours in the split) but [...]

Thoughts – I Can’t Do It

By | 2016-11-25T02:24:53+00:00 November 10th, 2014|Beginning Again, Self-Help|

There are many of negative thoughts out there that keep a person stuck in one place. I know because these thoughts kept me stuck: I let those thoughts control my actions. One thought that keeps turning  up in my life is "I can't do it." This is accompanied with "I am not good, smart, ambitious, deserving. [...]

Thoughts – Alone

By | 2014-11-10T20:42:21+00:00 November 7th, 2014|Beginning Again, Self-Help|

Do you sometimes think to yourself “I am alone”? I do. It is usually immediately after dropping my kids off at school on a day that is the start of a five day stretch where they live at their dad’s home. It doesn’t matter that about thirty minutes earlier they were driving me bonkers with [...]

Savings Tip – BC Hydro

By | 2016-11-25T02:24:53+00:00 November 6th, 2014|Savings Tips|

If you live in British Columbia then you likely have an account with BC Hydro. In fact, getting an account at BC Hydro was one of the first things I did when I moved out and became an independent person. At that time, I was told a good way to build credit was to make sure I always [...]

My Partner is a Spender and I’m a Saver

By | 2016-11-25T02:24:53+00:00 November 6th, 2014|Financial Personalities, Financial Planning Steps, Self-Help|

You are not alone and not surprisingly this is one of the leading causes of breakups and divorce. Many partnerships are comprised of these two opposing personalities which makes sense as opposites attract and when they get together each gets to see how the other half lives.  Living with a spender can be fantastic fun for the normally conservative saver. At [...]

Uncomfortable Equals Motivation

By | 2016-11-25T02:24:53+00:00 November 4th, 2014|Beginning Again|

Today I woke up feeling unmotivated. I tried to work for a bit and then decided what I was doing wasn't getting me anywhere so I took a break. I pondered the fact that it was cold in my house and the pilot light on the boiler had likely gone out again. I emailed my [...]