Miscellaneous Monday!

Miscellaneous Monday!

And we’re back! So we need to talk about bank fees. You see, after I wrote about bank fees early Saturday morning, I mentioned it to my folks. As it turns out, Big Poppa does not pay bank fees, and neither does my brother. And so I investigated. Behold! These are the current banking options offered by my bank. So I called in this morning and spoke to Katie. We went through my transactions and agreed that I would probably…

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​Life through the eyes of a federal employee in Canada and the failed Phoenix Pay System

​Life through the eyes of a federal employee in Canada and the failed Phoenix Pay System

April 18th, 2017 Andrea Wallace (This is not mine, I simply found it one of my Facebook groups. Trying to share it as widly as I can.) Here’s a question: Would you ever work for a company that told you they may not pay you for the job? So many of us already do. The following is a glimpse into the hell that hundreds of thousands of Canadian federal employees have gone through over the past year and then some….

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Small Productivity Hiatus

Small Productivity Hiatus

As much as I am having fun, I need to step away for the weekend. Today’s supposed to be beautiful and the outdoors is calling! I want to take the time I am dedicating to the blog during tomorow’s rainy day to work on completing my Aquafit certification. It’s been long enough! I’m nowhere near done with this thing (I think I counted no less than 25 post ideas and they keep multiplying all the time!), and I have two…

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Exterminating Extraenous Expenses

Exterminating Extraenous Expenses

So you’ve tallied up your income vs. expenditures and you feel your budget is a little too tight for your liking. There’s always a way to tighten the belt a tiny bit more! Before we get going, know that I will make recommendations, but I do recognize that some people might / will likely disagree with me. That’s okay! I want you to become conscious of the choices you are making, and if you continue to make those choices, make them…

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Week 1 Status Report

Week 1 Status Report

If I have been making myself scarce, it’s not due to lack of will but rather a lack of energy. Our littlest, Rosebud, has been demanding 3:00 AM parties for the past week or so. But you, dear readers, are always on my mind. Happy One-Week Bloggiversary! So it’s been one week since I got going with this thing and my head is swimming with all of the information I’ve been taking in. I obviously have not made any income…

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8 Steps to a Bulletproof Budget!

8 Steps to a Bulletproof Budget!

I keep talking about how I am worried about going back to work, because my currently okay status quo will get disrupted, and then we don’t know how long it will take for it to start up again. I know I have at least one pay period where I will get zip because of payment in arrears. This is also about the time that Hubby stops teaching for the year, and as he is on call, as soon as he…

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How did we get here? Part Two

How did we get here? Part Two

This is so encouraging! The more this idea runs around my brain, the more inspiring people pop up for me to interview. I can’t wait to start sharing their thoughts with you 🙂 Before I get into the meat of this post, I should probably try to cover my behind a little here: what follows are my own views and should not be construed as representing the views of my employer. I am a civil servant, and this discussion doesn’t…

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How did we get here? Part One

How did we get here? Part One

I feel like I have done enough tinkering for today. You’ll see that, among other changes, I’ve linked my Instagram profile so you can see why I’m doing this: my awesome kiddos. At this point, I think that the bulk of our issue is not that we are being irresponsible – we have to live somewhere and eat, at the end of the day – but more that our income is inadequate. “I don’t understand. You’re a civil servant and…

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Velkommen! Bienvenidos! Aloha!

Velkommen! Bienvenidos! Aloha!

Welcome to Living on a Prayer Blog! I’m your host, Mrs. Green Acres. There’s a story behind that, and I know I will get to it soon. Before I get too far down the rabbit hole of customizing this place to my liking, I figured I’d let you know a little bit about what this site is all about. Share the love! 1

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