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Jordann Brown

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
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If I could pick one word to define October, it’s rain. It has rained almost every day this month, which is great to help perk up the garden before the winter freeze sets in, but has also resulted in a matted carpet of leaves in my yard. An side benefit of the rainy weather is it has dampened the temptation ... Read More The post November 1st Net Worth Update appeared ...
Posted: Nov 07 2018 @ 8:04 AM
This post is in collaboration with the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. “A little is better than nothing at all.” This is what we hear over and over when it comes to saving for retirement as a millennial. No matter how little there is left over after you pay your rent, student loans, and car loan, it’s important to squirrel ... Read More The post How I Balance Saving for Retirement ...
Posted: Nov 01 2018 @ 7:20 AM
It’s October, and the weather has officially turned cool here in Halifax, although we’re still getting warm days which makes trips to the Annapolis valley for pumpkin picking possible. September was a busy and expensive month for our household. My husband’s second round of tuition was due at the beginning of the month, which immediately blew a $4,800 hole in ... Read More The post October 1st Net Worth Update! appeared ...
Posted: Oct 04 2018 @ 3:06 PM
It’s been almost five months since my husband took the plunge and returned to school full-time. Since then, our comfy, two-income life has been slashed down to just one, and it’s been a big adjustment. We, like most North American families, rely on two incomes to meet our financial goals and pay our monthly bills. Now that his income is ... Read More The post How to Survive Life as a ...
Posted: Sep 20 2018 @ 9:39 AM
Happy September! This net worth update feels special, probably because I’ve reached some pretty significant milestones this month! First, my husband finished his first term at school, and by this time next year, he will officially be back at work – less than a year of one income life left, people! Second, as I mentioned on Twitter, August was a ... Read More The post September 1st Net Worth Update! appeared ...
Posted: Sep 04 2018 @ 10:14 AM
I’ve gone through two significant debt repayment stints in my lifetime. Round one started in 2011. My husband and I were young and newly graduated, and together we earned less than $50,000 per year. At that point, I owed about $38,000 in debt between my student loan and car loan. My minimum monthly payments ate up 25% of our combined ... Read More The post Can We All Stop Saying Paying ...
Posted: Aug 13 2018 @ 9:30 AM
It’s August, and we’re now entering month four of single income life as my husband works on completing his first semester of education upgrades. Fortunately, time is flying, which means before we know it, he’ll be back in the workforce and we’ll be back to making two incomes – with a little pay bump. Living as a single income household ... Read More The post August 1st Net Worth Update! appeared ...
Posted: Aug 07 2018 @ 8:39 AM
Happy July! Boy it really feels like July. Most of June was cool, but the long weekend brought with it an oppressive heat that has got me scheming ways to get rid of my oil furnace in favour of a heat pump with air conditioning. Unfortunately it’s not really in the cards right now since my household is living on ... Read More The post July 1st Net Worth Update! appeared ...
Posted: Jul 04 2018 @ 7:52 AM
Just like paying off debt is part of everyone’s financial life, so is saving large sums of money. Whether it’s for a house down payment, to purchase a car, or an emergency fund in case the worst happens, at some point your bank account will be home to a large sum of money. I have had to save large sums ... Read More The post 4 Places to Keep Your Big ...
Posted: Jun 25 2018 @ 8:59 AM
June is easily one of my favourite months because the weather is finally turning warm, and this month contains my wedding anniversary. Well, the weather is supposed to be turning warm, anyway. Last night there was a frost advisory that left me rushing around and covering up the seedlings in my garden. Most of them survived, for now. May was ... Read More The post June 1st Net Worth Update! appeared ...
Posted: Jun 05 2018 @ 8:31 AM


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