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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

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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!

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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

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Grocery Budget November 2017

A few months ago, I decided to seriously start working on my grocery budget, we were spending an average of $280/week and that just seemed way too much. Being mortgage and car loan free, groceries is now our biggest household expense and I am on a mission to reduce that spending. You can see where it… Read More Grocery Budget November 2017

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Grocery Budget – October 2017

Just finished updating my October grocery budget and I can finally see some real progress! Keeping track of my expenses by category is a tedious process but it is very rewarding when you make progress. Hopefully I will reach my goal in no time and move on to better things. You can’t save money if… Read More Grocery Budget – October 2017

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Managing Your Money: Needs vs. Wants

Do you ever get ready to make a purchase and ask yourself: “Do I really need this?” Do you keep track of your expenses and categorize them into either needs or wants? If not, it is time to start! Differentiating between the two will help you reduce your spending and increase your savings, making you… Read More Managing Your Money: Needs vs. Wants

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Grocery Budget – Sept. 2017

My first monthly grocery budget is nothing to brag about. Let’s blame the cats this month! Without their food, I would be so much closer to my goal! As mentioned in an earlier post, we can totally afford our grocery bill but it drives me crazy to know how much we actually spend on groceries… Read More Grocery Budget – Sept. 2017

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Is A Gym Membership Worth It?

Regular exercise makes you feel and look good. It also helps increase longevity, reduces stress and lowers the risk of many diseases. It is one of the best investments you can make in yourself. For most of us, when we think about regular exercise, our first thought is to join a gym. They are convenient,… Read More Is A Gym Membership Worth It?

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How I Plan to Save $60 a Week on Groceries

So here I am, I made the commitment to reduce my grocery spending by $60 a week or 22% by the end of this year! But how do I really plan to save money on groceries? Just because I am keeping track of my expenses by category and sharing them on this blog is not… Read More How I Plan to Save $60 a Week on Groceries