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Weekend Reading
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Weekend Reading
Hi y’all. Here’s a list of interesting reads to jumpstart your weekend. Joshua from Becoming Minimalist offers a simple but transformative question to ask before you make any purchase. Matt from Distilled Dollar talks about how increasing your retirement savings rate by just 1% can en...
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Our Uber Frugal July and Beyond
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Our Uber Frugal July and Beyond
As I mentioned in my last post, Jordan and I did the Frugalwoods Uber Frugal Month challenge for July. Unlike January, we were able to do the challenge for the whole month! It was an interesting experiment and we definitely learned a lot from it.  I wanted to give you all a quick update aboutR...
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The Uber Frugal Month, Round 2
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The Uber Frugal Month, Round 2
You may remember that I attempted to participate in the Frugalwoods’ Uber Frugal Month challenge back in January. I say attempted because I was also planning for our wedding at the end of January and preparing to move to Calgary in February. So keeping up with the challenge got to be too mu...
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Self-Care Through Frugality
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Self-Care Through Frugality
Self-care has been a topic that has come up again and again throughout the past few years, in everything from my social work education to articles on my favourite cooking blog. If you search for it, you can find a zillion articles on what self-care is and tips on how to practice it. My problem...
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Frugal Habits: The No Spend List
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Frugal Habits: The No Spend List
Years and years ago (in 2009) I came across the idea of listing out all the things I didn’t want to spend money on, as opposed to the one I did. I thought this was a great idea and wrote my own list. Doing so helped me to identify what were my spending and financial… Read More Frugal ...
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The Homework
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The Homework
Before Christmas, Mrs. Frugalwoods (aka Liz) had sent out an email linking to this massive post about homework to be undertaken before the Uber Frugal Month Challenge started. I got a bit behind on everything not immediately related to Christmas or the wedding in December, so I am only starting t...
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The Uber Frugal Month
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The Uber Frugal Month
Those of you who read the Frugalwoods as religiously as I do know that Mrs. Frugalwoods is running a Uber Frugal Month Challenge this January. The idea is that you are as frugal as possible for an entire month in order to save money, change your spending patterns,  and to create lasting change in...
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November is the Hardest Month
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November is the Hardest Month
I’m going to be honest with you guys: November was really really hard for me. I’ve been struggling for the last month and a bit. The US election results, Jordan living in Calgary again, planning my upcoming move to Calgary, and a few other stressful things in my personal life has made...
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Frugal Travel Tips
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Frugal Travel Tips
The truth is, I haven’t done a lot of travelling (I supposed you could call that my number one frugal travel tip – don’t travel much! :P). However, I’ve done a few small trips that I’ve planned and been on larger trips with my family (and my mom, the ultimate frugali...
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Book Review: Wealthing Like Rabbits
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Book Review: Wealthing Like Rabbits
Ok everyone, I have a confession to make: before today I had never read a personal finance book all the way through. Believe me, I’ve tried, but it just hasn’t happened. The books I’ve tried to read have been too dense, too boring, too repetitive, or too snooze-worthy for me to ...
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