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crafts
crafts
crafts

Kid Crafts that Double as Gifts

When the holidays or other special events come around many families feel the tight squeeze of their budgets prevent them from giving out the gifts that they would like. However there are many fun and easy crafts that kids can d...
 
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reuse
reuse
reuse

Easy Ways to Save Money by Reusing

Sometimes it is the simplest ideas that make the most sense. Often we invest our hard earned money into things that we do not need to. If you just take a second to think about it and look around, there are a lot of ways to reus...
 
Investing
 
ForRent
ForRent
ForRent

Should I Be Renting?

Father Miser spent the entire last weekend cutting the grass, trimming it, cleaning up on vegetable patch, demolishing our old deck, transporting the deck to be disposed, cleaning up the rotted remnants, painting door frames, e...

 
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Photo and facepaint by j.sparksphotography
Photo and facepaint by j.sparksphotography
Photo and facepaint by j.sparksphotography

Spend Less this Halloween

October has arrived and all of you have survived the first month of school – kudos! Apart from Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend, Halloween is the next holiday you should be thinking about. Having to buy the treats, costumes a...
 
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piggy bank
piggy bank
piggy bank

Finding Extra Pennies

Sometimes being responsible can be exhausting, particularly when it comes to your finances. If you are reading this, you probably are on the right path, making efforts to try and save and learning to make the most with your inc...
 
Credit Cards
 
reset
reset
reset

Reset Your Finances: The Big 5!

I refuse to concede that summer is over. Instead, lets simply acknowledge that September is coming. For many, September is the cue for a new routine, new habits and new resolutions. I would even argue that September rivals Janu...

 
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back to school
back to school
back to school

All Aboard the Yellow School Bus!

It’s that time of year again: back to school! Although not all children are thrilled to see the end of  summer, most parents are happy to see their children return to a structured learning environment that is less expensi...
 
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family summer vacation
family summer vacation
family summer vacation

Planning a family vacation on a budget

Although summer is almost over, there is still time for a family vacation before school starts in September. And there are plenty of ways to have the vacation you and your family have been looking forward to all year without ha...
 
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family-fun
family-fun
family-fun

Saving Ideas from a Former Nanny

I have often heard people say that they are going to wait to have enough money before having kids, hmm? What is enough? While having children does involve expense, it does not have to be excessive. Thinking back on my childhood...

 
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auto mechanic
auto mechanic
auto mechanic

Dealerships vs Private Garages

Most of us assume that work done at the dealership is more expensive than it is at the privately run garage around the corner. But the very fact that I have been assuming prompted me to research the facts so that I could finall...