Tag Archives: Frugality

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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Cruising on a Budget

Now is a good time to buy some discount cruises if you have the money and the time. You have to be careful though in that you will likely spend more money than the advertised price. MSNBC has good tips … Continue reading

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Remember The Milk

I found a wonderful online task manager (aka glorified to do list). Remember The Milk allows you to keep all your to do lists in one place. Because it is online, you can check in at work, at home, and … 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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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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Cost or Convenience

I have to confess, one of my weaknesses is popcorn. I love popcorn! I could eat popcorn every day. However, the challenge is balancing cost, convenience and taste. For a while, I was buying popcorn bags for the microwave in … Continue reading

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Canadians Rediscover Frugality

This just in from the Globe and Mail: Canadian retail sales registered their steepest monthly drop in 11 years in November, dropping 2.4 per cent to $34.9-billion on a seasonally adjusted basis. The decline stemmed mostly from lower gasoline prices … Continue reading

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