• 9 pre-prepped foods to save you time and hassle

    9 Pre-Prepped Foods to Help Reduce Food Waste (and Save You Time)

    Want to reduce food waste and save yourself time meal prepping? Check out these 9 pre-prepped foods that are worth the money to help you do just that. When was the last time you ate all the food in your fridge before it spoiled? (As in, NONE of your groceries went in the trash.) Are your hands up? Mine aren’t. Sadly, I don’t remember the last time it happened in my house. We always buy groceries with the best of intentions. But, when the busyness, tiredness and (sometimes downright) laziness kicks in, we often opt for the easiest to make (or order) foods. This means that a lot of our…

  • How to make a monthly budget you'll actually stick to

    How to Make a Monthly Budget in 10 Simple Steps

    Learn how to make a monthly budget (& stick to it) in 10 simple steps. Are you finally ready to make a monthly budget and stick to it? Maybe you’re tired of the cycle of spending more than you earn?  I’ve been there. In fact, it used to be a regular occurrence.  When I wasn’t tracking my spending I wasted so much money on impulse buying. Luckily, after a fair bit of trial and error, I realized I needed to take back control and get in charge of my finances. I needed a budget. The practice of making (and following) a budget can feel overwhelming.  And, if I’m being honest,…

  • Want to be a writer? Here are 9 free freelance writing courses!

    9 Free Courses to Make You a Freelance Writer With No Experience

    Learn how to become a freelance writer (even if you don’t have experience) with these free writing courses. Wondering what you need to become a freelance writer? You’re in the right place. To help you get started I’ve compiled a list of FREE freelance writing courses. Each course is written by someone who went from an inexperienced newbie to a successful freelancer! And they’re willing to tell you how they did it. *This article may contain affiliate links. That means when you buy something using our link, we get a commission at no extra cost to you. Read more in our terms of service. SIDE NOTE: If you’re really looking…

  • You should budget. Here are three reasons why.

    Why You Should Budget Budget – Regardless of How Much Money You Make

    You should budget, even if you make good money. It’ll help bring financial stability and secure your financial future. Don’t think you need a budget? I was once there too. I used to think having a budget was stupid. In fact, I was worried if I admitted to being concerned about money I’d come across as a tightwad or cheapskate. But, I was wrong! Regardless of how much money you make, budgeting is a positive thing – you should budget. Because, budgeting isn’t just about figuring out how to spend what little money you have. It’s about being strategic and disciplined in how you spend, save, and grow your money…

  • How to Save Money On Dog Essentials With These 5 Tips

    Save money dog essentials. Dog ownership doesn’t have to cost a fortune! How many times has the thought of those puppy dog eyes had you justifying blowing the budget? If you’re like me, the answer is far too often. But, the good news is, it’s totally possible to save money on dog essentials with a little bit of creativity! Dog Ownership Doesn’t Have to Cost a Fortune As much as I love my mutt I know how expensive dogs can be. But, I also know they don’t have to be AS expensive as we make them. When you commit to an animal you have to be prepared for vet bills,…

  • Should I opt for a joint bank account after marraige

    Should You Opt for A Joint Bank Account After Marriage?

    Should me and my husband get a joint bank account? What are the benefits of a joint bank account after marriage? How do I know if joint banking is right for me? Ever wonder if you and your husband should opt for joint bank accounts once you’re married? (As in getting rid of any and all personal accounts except for things like RRSPs and TFSAs). Honestly, when I first got hitched I was super against it. I believed in financial transparency, but I thought that only having joint accounts) would be detrimental to my independence. But, over the years, we slowly started to move toward total joint banking. And after 6+ years…

  • Learn how to save money on your winter utility bill

    6 Ways to Save Money on Your Winter Utility Bill

    How to save money on utility bills in winter. With the constant increases in prices and taxes, it can seem almost impossible to save money on winter utility bills. And, let’s face it, you’re really at the mercy of the weather. While some might luck out and have the mildest winter on record, what do you do when your winter is one of the harshest in years? As it turns out, there are a few things you can do AND they’re pretty easy. While these tricks won’t drop your winter utility bill to $0, they will help you see a lower number on that bill. 6 Super Easy Ways to…

  • Looking to save money on a low income? You're in the right place! Here are 60 money-saving hacks to try.

    60 Creative Ideas to Save Money on a Low Income

    Easy ways to save money when the budget is tight. Looking for ideas to save money? But does it seem hopeless because your budget is so tight? I get it. It can be SO hard to save money on a low income. There was a while there where my husband and I were NOT managing our finances very well. We were living on one income and slowly sinking further and further into debt. It felt like we couldn’t afford our daily expenses, let alone put any money away!  But then we started a budget and got creative with ways to save money. And, while we’re nowhere close to perfect we’ve actually…

  • Mind blowing research that points to the best way to get out of debt

    The BEST Way to Get Out of Debt: Read This Mind-Blowing Research

    Here’s the best way to get out of debt according to research. Do you really want to get out of debt? But are you overwhelmed by all the suggestions you hear? I get it. Getting out of debt is a huge goal my husband and I have right now. We’re making big sacrifices in order to have a couple hundred buck to pay back with each month. So I don’t want to be putting all that work in and then not paying off debt in the most effective way.  I’m guessing you’re the same. Who wants to waste time and money doing something that doesn’t work? Luckily, neither of us…

  • 9 Ways to Make More Money From Home

    Earn Extra Cash From Home With 9 Easy Ideas (That Don’t Include Blogging)

    How to earn extra money from home with these 9 easy ideas. Are you always looking for ways to earn extra money at home? Maybe you want to pay off debt. Or maybe you want to stay home with your babies. I’m in the same boat. I’m always looking for ways to boost my family budget. And here are some of the legit make money from home ideas I’ve found. Now, let me be honest here. The ideas below will not make you rich. But I’m at a stage of life where even a hundred dollars a month makes a HUGE difference. And luckily, these ideas below could definitely earn…