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January 2022 – A poor start of the year

(Disclosure: Some of the links below may be affiliate links) January 2022 did not start as well as we would have liked. We went back in quarantine after contact with somebody that turned out COVID positive, and Mrs. The Poor Swiss and Baby Poor Swiss had dome symptoms. But everybody is fine now! We had to cancel plenty of things and refuse help when we would have needed it. This month was definitely not good for morale. From a financial point of view, it was a great month with standard...

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2022 Goals and 2021 Goals Review

(Disclosure: Some of the links below may be affiliate links) At the end of each year, I review my goals and plan the following year. And to keep me accountable, I publish them on this blog and follow them month after month. I will do a single article for the review and the new goals this year. I think it is more digestible that way. So, in this article, I will review my 2021 goals and their progress, what went well, and what did not go well. And then, I am going to show and explain my 2022...

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December 2021 – Usual end of year month

(Disclosure: Some of the links below may be affiliate links) 2021 really flew by. I cannot believe it is already over! Overall, this was a weird year, with COVID and then the birth of my son. It did not look like any other year. Nevertheless, December 2021 still felt a little like a usual end-of-year month. We had the (mostly) usual celebrations and the usual end-of-year bills. Overall, it was a good month for us. So, let’s see the details of what happened in December 2021. December 2021...

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November 2021 – Not so frugal

(Disclosure: Some of the links below may be affiliate links) I cannot believe it is already December. These last few months are flying by us very quickly. It is crazy how a child can change everything. We are still slowly adapting to life with our son. He is growing nicely and changing very quickly. It was an interesting month to follow his growth. Financially, we bought quite a few unusual things but did not go overboard either. So, we managed to save a sizeable portion of our income...

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October 2021 – Tiring but rewarding

(Disclosure: Some of the links below may be affiliate links) October is now over. It is time for another monthly update. This month has been very different from the months we were used to. We have to adapt to life with our baby. And every day is different. We are still not sleeping well and have very little free time at this point. So, we are in survival mode, and we only do the things we deem necessary. Fortunately, the baby grows well. The only issue is that he still has strong problems...

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September 2021 – Some big news

(Disclosure: Some of the links below may be affiliate links) September 2021 was very eventful for my family and me. Usually, there is not much new in my updates, but this update is packed with two big news! Keep reading if you want to know! Financially, this was a good month, without anything out of the ordinary. We had a good income and also low expenses, despite some unexpected expenses. So, we managed to save a sizeable portion of our income. In this article, we will see everything that...

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August 2021 – A good simple month

(Disclosure: Some of the links below may be affiliate links) August 2021 was a good and simple month for us. We had many events during the weekend with our friends and families. This month was the perfect mix of events and time at home. Financially, it was also a great month with good income and record low expenses (not counting taxes). So, we managed to save more than half of our income. This puts us back on track to save more than half of our income during the entire year. August 2021...

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