Welcome

Every person or family has their own story when it comes to personal finance – where they’ve been, where they are, and where they want to go.  Priorities will also be different depending on where you find yourself – going off to college or university; starting your first job; getting married;  raising a family; or retiring.  Whatever situation you find yourself in, there’s a good chance someone else has been there.

Thrifty Money, Eh? is a blog about:

  • Thrifty – managing or using money in a careful or wise way
  • Money – the paper and coin that flows in and out of your bank account
  • Eh – a Canadian perspective
  • ? – finding answers to our questions

At Thrifty Money, Eh?, my goal is to help others (whether you be Canadian or from another part of the globe ) by sharing not only the experiences and knowledge that I have but to share what I have learned and continue to learn from others.  From there, I hope you are able to make the decisions that apply to you in order to improve your personal finances.

About

Hi there!  I live in a humble rural town in South-Western Ontario, Canada with my wife and two young kids where life can be as busy or as slow as you want it to be.  I currently own a small service business (which I will discuss in a future blog post) that operates from April to December and am an occasional teacher for a local school board for the winter months.

I have not been perfect (sometimes far from it) when it comes to my own personal finances but have learned a number of valuable lessons along the way.  Most recently, a meeting with a so-called “financial advisor” at a big bank “lit a fire under my butt” to take a hard look at my family’s financial situation.  All aspects from income, expenditures, debt/borrowing, savings/investments, to retirement planning needed to be reviewed and assessed.

I am not a professional financial planner or advisor but when it comes to a thrifty approach to personal finance, I hope that you can take something from what I will share in my posts and apply it to your everyday life.  Sometimes all we need is a “wake-up” call to get a handle on our money management habits.

All the best!

Bob

My Blog

Why You Never Have Enough Money

Do you find yourself at the end of each month with nothing left in your bank account?  Is your credit card balance growing instead of shrinking?  Are bill payments becoming more difficult to make?  Is there never enough to get ahead? A number of us will find ourselves answering “Yes” to one or all of …