SmartSAVER guiding Canadians through RESPs

Every so often, I ask my kids what they would like to be when they grow up. When they were smaller I got answers like a princess, cowboy, or candy tester. Over the years I’ve heard many different answers; veterinarian, teacher or recording artist from my daughter recently, and my son figures a firefighter, race car driver or drummer. You’d almost think I was asking what they wanted to be

Groupon Coupon Money Saving

{Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. However, opinions and penny-pinching passion is my own.} I love to save money. Sales, clearance tags, and coupons in any combination excite me and enable me to save money on a wide variety of daily items. It’s amazing how those small savings can add up quickly in your monthly budget, every penny adds up after all! Websites like Groupon allow me to save money

Spud LetsNotWaste

It’s no surprise that we live in an extremely wasteful society. When we tire of something, it either goes straight into the bin, or “donated” – which usually also ends up in a bin somewhere. We’ve become a take and trash society where no one reduces, reuses or recycles anymore because it’s become “inconvienient”. As a frugal person, I discovered very quickly that it didn’t matter how much I was

Frugal Friday Bridal Falls

Living the Frugal life {Entertainment} We are a family of five. Five. That means we have three kids. To me, that does not seem like a lot but we get comments all the time like, “Wow your hands are full” or “You have a lot of kids.” Really, a lot? I would consider five kids to maybe be a lot, but not three. None the less, in this culture with

Mexican Shepherd's Pie {Frugal Friday}

Meal time in our house is no easy feat with a little one under 2 and Ava being 7, going on 17, her taste buds change so frequently and my husband having a much more sophisticated palate than mine. Being able to shop frugally is essential for a happy wallet.  Finding ingredients that have multi-uses to help keep costs down will help in keeping the grocery bill down. With a

2 Chickens 3 Ways Frugal Friday

Frugal meal planning for when you need to tighten your bootstraps yet again. As a family of four, two of which are growing boys so really we eat like a family of six, we are always trying to find ways to save a buck when it comes to meals. With two growing boys our grocery bill will not becoming smaller anytime soon so any tricks we can manage when it