Reading Barefoot

I’ve been reading the barefoot investor again… I tend to buy the financial books because I’ve always been one to go back and re-read to get myself motivated again ect. So I thought I would share a little bit of our journey.
The thing that I really love about this book is it actually had me acknowledging how far we had come in 6years or how different our life was. I was starting to stress about our current situation but with the help of this book I was able refocus.

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I’m under a pile of books

I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately, A lot of my Christmas gifts were books off my wish list. I love books but I never make enough time for reading, so I changed that. I used to be that person who’s so captivated by the book they’re reading that, it takes a lot to get my attention… skip forward 8years and add five kids and the level of commitment to reading has almost disappeared. Continue reading “I’m under a pile of books”

A new approach to shopping

A new approach to shopping

For so long I’ve always meal planned or shopped utilising specials of the week ect, but at the beginning of the month I set a $750.00 food budget and now I’m not so sure it was the right way to go about our shopping.

The first week we spent $187.33 at coles utilising specials and $36.92 at our local convience stores specials, the budget quickly started to disappear with just $525.75 left. Continue reading “A new approach to shopping”