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Save Money On Groceries- Re-purpose Leftovers!

Save Money On Groceries- Repurpose Leftovers! I can’t help it, it’s not just about money, I hate wasting! Maybe the fact that I was partly raised by a great aunt who lived thru 2 world wars. She was born in 1900! (she was in her 70s when I was a kid  and she was very… Read More Save Money On Groceries- Re-purpose Leftovers!

Life, Money, Saving Money

How Much Should You Spend On Valentine’s Day?

$161.96! Not the answer you expected? Well, that is how much you should spend on Valentine’s Day if you want to be considered an average spender! Valentine’s Day Data According to National Retail Federation fewer people will spend money on Valentine’s Day this year, but the ones who do will spend more! Apparently, they started… Read More How Much Should You Spend On Valentine’s Day?

Money, Saving Money

Monday Thru Friday NO SPEND Challenge

Monday Thru Friday NO SPEND Challenge Is On! Let’s have some fun. Two weeks ago, after adding up my expenses for September, I was shocked surprised to see I spent almost $80 in coffee! It wasn’t just for me and it wasn’t only coffee, but still $80 at a coffee shop! I also had quite… Read More Monday Thru Friday NO SPEND Challenge

Monthly Money Reports, Saving Money

* MISSION ACCOMPLISHED * June 2018 Grocery Budget

* MISSION ACCOMPLISHED * ! That’s right, we I did it! I finally reached my goal to reduce our grocery spending by 30%. Actually, we exceeded the goal, but I don’t want to brag too much, it may not last! If we keep it up, we will save $5,200/year on groceries. If You Are New… Read More * MISSION ACCOMPLISHED * June 2018 Grocery Budget

Money, Saving Money

Did You Forget Your Lunch Again?

Do you read all kinds of articles on “How To Save Money”? You can’t wait to become Financially Independent and you know you need to cut back on expenses. Maybe you are targeting big-ticket items to save on (house, car) or maybe you decided to start slow and cut back on everyday expenses such as… Read More Did You Forget Your Lunch Again?

Monthly Money Reports, Saving Money

What If I Fudge The Numbers A Little? May 2018 Grocery Spending

In one of my previous posts, I received a few comments about the categories I included in my monthly grocery spending report. It got me thinking (it happens!). I do include pet food, household products and personal care items in my budget, not just food. We host a fairly large family dinner every Sunday! So… Read More What If I Fudge The Numbers A Little? May 2018 Grocery Spending

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ALMOST THERE! March 2018 Grocery Budget

It feels good to save money with very minimum effort! I am happy to report our March Grocery Spending was pretty decent. Full disclosure: we are not aiming for extreme frugality (but we could if we had to) so no extreme numbers to look at (just in case you are new to the blog!). So… Read More ALMOST THERE! March 2018 Grocery Budget

Money, Saving Money

5 Proven Ways to Save Money On Groceries – February 2018 Grocery Budget

Back in September when I started my grocery challenge. I kind of knew how much we spent but never tracked our expenses in too much detail. I figured we had to eat regardless, so as long as we were within a reasonable range (meaning we could afford it!), why would I care? But after reading… Read More 5 Proven Ways to Save Money On Groceries – February 2018 Grocery Budget

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Don’t Get Sucked Into Valentine’s Day Consumerism!

Will you be contributing to the estimated 18.2 billion Valentine’s Day spending this year, as reported by the National Retail Federation? That’s right: 18.2 billions!!! It’s insane! But apparently, it is down from last year record number of 19.7 billion. Why, do we, as a society, feel the need to spend so much on Valentine’s… Read More Don’t Get Sucked Into Valentine’s Day Consumerism!

Money, Monthly Money Reports, Saving Money

My December Grocery Challenge Was A FAIL, Here Is Why

In Canada, food is the third largest household expense after shelter and transportation. At my house, food is our number one household expense (that’s what happens when you are mortgage and car loan free). We were spending $1,200 a month ($280/week) for a family of five (all groceries, not just food). In my opinion, it… Read More My December Grocery Challenge Was A FAIL, Here Is Why