Blog Anniversary: 5 years

5 years ago, I published my very first post on the Money Savvy Blog. Its title was the cost of eating-out.  5 years and 181 posts later, my view on this particular topic hasn't changed. When convenience becomes a daily necessity, it will derail most financial plans. I still refuse to pay for these by …

Continue reading Blog Anniversary: 5 years

The value of time

I recently received shocking news.  An acquaintance of mine passed away after a 3-year battle with cancer. She was 35. Although I hadn't seen her in a long time, her untimely death still upset me. It immediately got me thinking about what I would do if my doctor told me I had less than 5 …

Continue reading The value of time

Life update and musings

I am aware I haven't blogged that much lately.

Why I don’t really blog about my own finances

A lot of fellow PF bloggers share their most intimate financial details online.

Could your cosmetics be bad for you?

Most people are concerned about their food intake. A lot is written and said about what we should be eating, what we should avoid, what is "good", what is "bad" etc..etc...

My health is my most precious asset

I have had some health issues lately, requiring quick action on my part.

Can money buy happiness?

Back in 2010, the University of Princeton published a study on how people making $ 75 000 per year were reportedly happier than those earning less than this amount. 

That time I decided to work part-time

As I previously wrote, a few things have changed in my life recently.

When Financial literacy is not enough

A lot is being written about Financial literacy.

F.I.R.E. explained and debunked

  F.I.R.E. is a very popular acronym is the Personal Finance blogosphere. It stands for Financially Independent Retire Early. Over the years, this concept has become more and more appealing, and no wonder. With major changes in the workplace, such as stagnant wages, the disappearence of pension plans and a higher unemployment rate, a growing …

Continue reading F.I.R.E. explained and debunked