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Changing our financial priorities – we’re having a baby!!!
Baby Fund / Personal Finance

Changing our 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 I was safe to eat sushi for our Mother’s Day celebration next weekend. I had…

Changing our financial priorities… because we’re having a baby!!! was originally published on Unchained 55

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Net Worth Statement – April 30, 2016
Net Worth / Personal Finance

Net Worth Statement – April 30, 2016

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 Worth Updates The biggest¬†contributing factor was the big¬†huge decrease in our Home Equity Line of…

Net Worth Statement – April 30, 2016 was originally published on Unchained 55

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Disability Claims for Idiopathic Hypersomnia – Part II
Idiopathic Hypersomnia

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 my experience with disability claims) Succeeding Despite Idiopathic Hypersomnia We left off Part I with… … Continue reading

How much do I need to save before going on maternity leave?
Maternity Leave / Personal Finance

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

We’ve been trying to conceive now 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” in not being pregnant yet, the most important being more time to pay off…

How much do I need to save before going on maternity leave? was originally published on Unchained 55

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7 ways to work overtime to maximize pay while avoiding burnout
Personal Finance / Work life

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 promise of future payment. The first is a very active form of generating income and…

How to work overtime strategically was originally published on Unchained 55

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

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

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, going in and out of airports and irregular sleeping schedules, I didn’t get my hopes… … Continue reading

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

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 intrigued. For years, I’d been an avid Aeroplan collector but its downfall had always been… … Continue reading

Oh hey there, 4-digit debt!
Debt

Oh hey there, 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 Mr. Unchained has been putting in has paid off in the form of higher paychecks.… … Continue reading