Saving On Everything Back To School

The back to school madness is underway and we are all looking for ways to cut costs this time of year. Expectations run high, there are new book bags, sneakers, clothing, school supplies, and lunch supplies. The list can be long and expensive. BUT, let’s not worry about what others are doing or what the kids expect. In my books, it is better to teach frugality and a reduced waste approach through re-using and recycling. Let’s teach our children that they do not need NEW everything, there are so many items that can be re-used and recycled from previous years.


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What To Buy In February – Seasonal Deals

February is the shortest month of the year. Although it can be cold and snowy, the celebration of Valentine’s Day mid month perks us up and the promise of spring only a couple months away keeps our spirits up.

So what else can we do to keep the winter blues at bay? How about finding some amazing deals?? Here are 7 things to buy in February.

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Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free & Other Specials

Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free & Other Specials

Here are some Canadian Restaurants that offer Kids Eat Free or special offers for kid’s though out the week. If you know of other restaurants in your area that offer Kid’s Eat Free, please comment below to let us know. We will be starting a “Local” section for non chain restaurants that will be sorted by town/city. 

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5 Reasons To Keep Your Receipts

5 Reasons To Keep Your Receipts

Yes, I am telling you to hang onto those little crumpled up pieces of paper in your coat pocket, car cup holder or bottom of your purse! 

It may seem annoying to keep track of all your receipts, but read on to understand why it may be a good idea. 

Here are 5 reasons to keep your receipts for all purchases:

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How To Save On Baby Expenses

How To Save On Baby Expenses  Tips on How to Save on Baby Expenses This is the outline for the interview that aired on CBC Information Morning 106.1 FM Moncton in February 2013, just 6 weeks after I had our second child. What better to discuss than what was personally living at the moment, the impact … Read more

A Frugal and Thoughtful Valentine’s Day

In our busy lives we need to take advantage of time together and stop replacing quality time with giving each other “stuff”. Yes, jewellery, flowers and chocolates are all beautiful and appreciated, but planning something to do together is more meaningful and can be more unique. Start by putting the phones away, out of sight, … Read more

Our Weekly Meal Plan -Feb 5 thru 11

Planning: Go through flyers for best prices. Also check online for specials at local butchers, farmer’s markets, bakeries and shops. Check freezer, fridge, pantry and make as many meals as possible with these items and items on sale this week. Make menu and shopping list. Menu: I usually use this format to plan. Not assigning … Read more