• Financial Goal-Setting
    Money

    How to set and keep financial goals – Part 1

    When I first met with a financial planner a few years ago, I was clueless about what I wanted to do with my money (read Why You Need Financial Goals for the whole story behind why I changed my mind). I’m a teacher, so the idea of goal setting comes…

  • Money

    Why you need financial goals

    I was 27 when I finished my first year of working at an international school in Switzerland. Living abroad wasn’t my “forever plan” and I had no idea how long I would stay. But I had always thrived on the unknown and I liked not knowing where I’d be or…

  • Money

    Need to get your spending under control? Start here.

    When I got my first full-time job as a teacher, my modest salary felt like a fortune. I was on my own for the first time and I felt like I could do anything I wanted and buy anything I wanted. So I did. I managed to put a little…

  • Food

    Meal Planning: How to get started

    I LOVE cooking. I love watching cooking shows, reading cooking blogs, and trying new recipes. Since moving in with the man, I have also learned a lot about gluten free cooking and baking. I find it really fun! But I’ll be honest. On an average weekday, when we’re getting home…