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It's been a while!

It's been a while since I last wrote. Lots has happened since I lost wrote a post. Now I'm back planning to create content based on a debt free life. Yes, its possible to live debt free and enjoy some financial freedom. I might not be a financial advisor but I can enlighten you about how we manage our finances, lifestyle and my cooking.

I have a passion for spending time in the kitchen creating recipes. It's something that I missed quite a bit when I had returned to work. It wasn't about going back to work to make money it was more to go back help bring my skills to a corporate environment. Although it didn't work out the job was a bad fit for me, being creative it was hard to fit into the corporate box.

We do thrift due to the environmental costs but also the financial costs. At times its cheaper to buy used rather than new. Yes, you might go to the mall and see the most recent fashion trends but they come at a financial and environmental stain. I will update this blog very soon! :D

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