Category Archives: Frugality

10 Tips To Reduce Your Food Waste

Slate.com 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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Family gourmet meals under $10

This is a nice video from CNN showing how you can make gourmet meals for a family of four for less than $10. This is something that I have discussed in the past: it is always cheaper to prepare meals … Continue reading

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Snowshoeing

My wife and I were going to go cross-country skiing. It would have been an expensive treat: $10 each for the equipment rental and $10 for two hours on the trails (total of $40 for both of us). Unfortunately, they … Continue reading

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Frugal: Necessity or Choice

In reading the various blogs dedicated to frugality, two main currents are quickly apparent. There are those who are frugal out of necessity and those who are frugal out of choice and a few who straddle the two camps. What … Continue reading

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Progress So Far

These past few months, I have been working hard to save money and keep my spending under check. I have even noticed some changes in my attitude. Eating Out: Before, I used to love going out to eat. Now, I … Continue reading

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Aversion to Spending

Well, I may have finally changed my spendthrift ways. I am finally at that place where I feel guilty spending, even when I do it frugally. Yesterday, for example, I had to go to an early meeting and was held … Continue reading

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Living on Frugal Street

Canada’s National Post has a piece entitled Changing Fortunes: Take a trip down Frugal Street. Here they write: The economic slowdown is certain to change the way we shop — and that might not be a bad things. The world … Continue reading

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