frugal living

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

Seeds of Change Fajitas

I have a seriously crazy life – and I know I am not the only one out there who does. I juggle a full time career, full time (and sometimes more it seems like!) blog life and life with a 5 year old in tow. Combining this with house work, taking time for just me and everything in between, I am always on the hunt for ways to streamline and

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

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

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I blinked and suddenly it was December, all of the sudden it’s a flurry of events, baking, decorating, gift wrapping, gift shopping, more baking, dinner planning, shopping, more wrapping.. the list is endless! I know when my life gets busy, I immediately start reaching for things to make my “to-do” list just a little bit more manageable! Combine this with the fact I’m a little bit on the cheap side,

Flipp

I am a money saver at heart, but with a 4-year-old and working full-time it can sometimes be challenging to find the extra time needed to really put some effort into saving. When I was approached by Flipp – an app that I already know and love – to share some of my everyday money-saving tips I had to jump on the chance. Most of my tips actually revolve around