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Your Word of the Year is…

Many people look to the new year as a clean slate. This will be the year I am happy, healthy, in shape, successful….insert your favourite positive adjective here. We start off on January 1st with the best of intentions, but so often we slip back into old habits, and our resolutions fail. I’ve got your […]

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Meal Plan Monday – November 19 2018

Another week, another meal plan! Here in Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving in October, so for us, its a regular week of dinners. Here’s what we are eating this week: Monday – Swedish style meatballs with cheesy broccoli (this was such a hit last week, we are having it again!) Tuesday – Breakfast sausage patties with […]

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How to Have A Frugal and Meaningful Christmas

Christmas is such a wonderful time of the year, but it can get expensive very easily. As our family grows, so must our budget for gift giving. Or does it? Christmas doesn’t have to be hard on your bank account! You don’t need to dread that January credit card bill! Here are some tips to […]

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Frugal Living 101 – Paying for Convenience

Next up in our back to basics series, I am talking about when you should and when you shouldn’t pay for convenience. As a busy mom of 4, I know that my time is valuable. Sometimes paying a little extra for a convenience item or service is worth it, and sometimes it isn’t. All these can […]

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Frugal Living 101 – My #1 Tip!

Ok guys, we are going back to basics! I thought I would revisit some of the main topics I used to always focus on; the tried and true ways that anyone can save money! First up is the number one rule when it comes to saving money and living a frugal life: don’t spend more […]

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Make February Frugal!

Still feeling stuck financially? Why not pledge to make February frugal! Maybe you still have some credit card bills to pay off from Christmas. Or you spent some extra money in January on a resolution that didn’t stick. Lots of kids spring and summer sports and activities start registration now, so that’s an additional expense […]

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Get Paid to Shop This Holiday Season

  We’ve all seen this meme, right? I’ve got as 3 year old and an almost 2 year old. Sometimes they are perfect in stores, sometimes they aren’t… Working around 4 kids’ schedules is tricky. From school drop off to nap times, school pick up and on to after school activities and homework; I don’t […]

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What Goes In My Costco Cart?

As our family has grown, so has our food budget. Turns out, 6 people eat a lot of food! Early in the year we made the switch to doing most of our grocery shopping at Costco. We’ve had a membership for years, but would only shop maybe once a month. Now its nearly every week, […]

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New Year, New You? How To Make Manageable Resolutions

With the new year fast approaching, so many people start thinking about resolutions. I know people often think it’s a new year so it’s a fresh start, time for a new me! And I’m all for positive life changes! But, have you ever wondered why so many resolutions fail? Why most people give up after only […]

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