Do you have go-to-hell money?

I recently read about Donna Dubinsky and her career at Apple Inc in the 80′s. I love reading about successful female leaders and find those stories very inspirational, from those who made it to billionaire status starting with a...

Maternity leave in Norway: a blessing

In this blog I want to write mostly about my personal finance journey but also about personal finance issues related to living to Norway. One of them is maternity leave.  But I can’t really call...

My bookshelf problem

Here is my giant messy bookshelf!   To make a long story short, I have always loved my books! They were the most important thing for me to bring when I moved from France to Norway, I...

Nespresso capsules are never cheap

I have a Nespresso machine, which is totally not a frugal way of making coffee by the way but for now that’s what I have. The other day I went to the Nespresso store to buy...

My latte factor

As you know I am not buying lattes anymore, or I should say nearly not as I recently met up with a friend at a café and bought one… But well they are absolutely not...

Relationships and money: Mine, Yours and Ours, why it works for us

I won’t hide that I had to learn couple finances the hard way. For some reason I have attracted spenders, seriously big spenders, guys who spend like there is no tomorrow and end every month...

1 month of groceries: NOK 5977 / US$1030

Now that I have changed my spending habits and monitor my expenses very closely, I was able to check exactly how much we spent in groceries from Jan. 15th to Feb. 14th – that is...

Needs, wants and the gym

After reading many PF blogger’s strategies concerning their spending I have seen that there seem to be two types of people: those who go all out and restrict a lot only spending on needs and those who choose a...

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