Changing our financial priorities – we’re having a baby!!!

changing financial priorities - we're having a baby!

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you might’ve seen that on Friday morning, I had a bit of a shock. Although I was convinced testing would be a waste, I figured I’d do it anyway so I could rest assured… Continue Reading

Weeks away from being Debt Free thanks to our Tax Refund!

HELOC - May 3

I don’t usually post updates on non-Pay Days but since my tax refund had finally come in as well, I couldn’t wait until Friday to update! My tax refund was actually quite similar to that of Mr. Unchained’s (which is… Continue Reading

Net Worth Statement – April 30, 2016

april net worth statement

I’m so pleased with our progress this month! Our Net Worth for April is $506,607.53, an increase of $8,366.63 since the March Net Worth Statement ($498,303.90). This is an even bigger increase than what we achieved last month ($5,779.72). Related: Net… Continue Reading

Disability Claims for Idiopathic Hypersomnia – Part II

Disability Claims for Idiopathic Hypersomnia - Part II

If you haven’t already read Part I of my saga (i.e. trying to get my disability claims approved for my Idiopathic Hypersomnia), head on over here first: Disability Claims for Idiopathic Hypersomnia – Part I Related: What is Idiopathic Hypersomnia? (And… Continue Reading

How much do I need to save before going on maternity leave?

how much do I need to save before going on Maternity Leave?

We’ve been trying to conceive for about 6 months now so it’s getting more and more challenging to stay positive with every month that goes by. In an attempt to look on the “brighter” side, I wrote about 8 “positives”… Continue Reading

7 ways to work overtime to maximize pay while avoiding burnout

7 ways to work overtime to maximize pay while avoiding burnout

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – working overtime is the most efficient use of your time. Generally, there are two ways of generating income: By trading your time for money By trading your money for a… Continue Reading

Seeing the positives in yet another negative – Dealing with negative pregnancy tests

seeing the positives in yet another negative

3 days late and 4 negative pregnancy tests later It’s been 5 months since we started trying to conceive (TTC). The month we spent in Asia saw the end of two fertile windows, and with the constant travelling, time changes,… Continue Reading

Aeroplan’s new cash-free flight rewards – Is it worth it?


Earlier this week, I got an email from Aeroplan that caught my eye: “Introducing cash-free flight rewards“. It went further to explain that “Your Aeroplan Miles can now cover taxes, fees and surcharges associated with your flight rewards.” I was… Continue Reading

Oh hey there, 4-digit debt!

4 digit debt

You know that feeling when you’ve got a goal and achieving it becomes your bane of existence and you’re way ahead of target? Yup, that’s how I’m feeling right about now, and it’s a awesome feeling! Nothing short of I-can-conquer-the-world type stuff. All the overtime… Continue Reading