There are TONS of blogs… on every subject imaginable. So why write another blog? Because I have a dream. I have a dream for my husband and I to retire early. I have a dream to continue to be a stay at home mom, even after all of my children are in school, and contribute to my family’s income. I have a dream, to someday be able to work from home in a professional career doing something that works around my family’s schedule and at the same time doing something that I enjoy. And so here I am, dabbling with something that seems almost unattainable, but I thought I’d take a shot and see if it would work.
So why read my blog? Am I money saving expert? Maybe, maybe not. I am a stay at home mom of 5 children ages 1 to 9 years old. My husband and I support our family on a single family income in one of the most expensive cities in Canada with a family income that is NOT in the 6 figure range. And we’ve gotten very good at making the dollars stretch to cover our family’s needs, some of our wants, all while working hard to save up for our dream of retiring early, and hopefully assisting our 5 children through postsecondary school without student loans. This is the dream. Will it happen? I hope so. And we’re working to make our dreams become reality.
In the meantime, I hope to share with you, Dear Reader, a glimpse into our day-to-day activities. How we make our financial decisions. Some of the things we struggle with. Some of the things that work for us. I hope to offer you some ideas that may work for your lifestyle and goals, and to learn from you as well.