Author Archives: thepennypincher

10 Tips To Reduce Your Food Waste has an interesting list of tips from readers to reduce food waste. As discussed previously in this blog, North Americans end up throwing a lot of food in the garbage, food they paid good money to buy. However, there … Continue reading

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Frugality here, frugality there, frugality everywhere

It has been a while since I posted, but in the meantime frugality seems to have become the thing to do globally. Consumers aren’t consuming and we are all saving. I am happy to report that I have dug myself … Continue reading

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Bankruptcy is certainly a popular topic with the growing crisis and as growing numbers are faced with their own personal financial crises. The Globe and Mail had a couple of good articles dealing with the topic today. First, Sarah Hampson … Continue reading

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Waste Defined

As I was watching television this afternoon, I watched an ad for Bisquick® Shake ‘n’ Pour™ pancakes. You buy a plastic jug that contains pancake mix, add water and shake it to make the batter. Is it possible to have … Continue reading

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Plan Paying Off

Today, I sent my daughter a birthday gift. It left me a bit sad that she is far away and I cannot see her, but I am hoping that by maintaining some form of contact with my children that I … Continue reading

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Bankruptcy and Credit Counseling

The Globe and Mail reports that bankruptcies are skyrocketing in Canada: Bankruptcies among consumers are surging across Canada. The number of consumers filing for bankruptcy in December soared 50.6 per cent, although filings fell from a month earlier, the Office … Continue reading

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I have been blogging for a while now, and will now take a moment to provide an update on my progress to date. Some things have been successful, some a bit less so. I will share my observations and the … Continue reading

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