Tips to Save Money Fast

Save Money Fast

When I was looking at keywords for saving money, how to save money fast came up first and I thought to myself, “I would like to know how to do that.” Who doesn’t want to save money fast? How can you save money fast? Don’t spend money you don’t have to or in some cases […]

Changing Bank Accounts

Changing Bank Accounts

Techno Dude and I have been with the same bank for many years. As a matter of fact we haven’t changed bank accounts since we were first married, over 25 years ago. The first joint chequing account we opened was with one of the smaller banks. We liked that account because it didn’t have any service […]

Tech Tuesday: Electronic Money Transfers

Electronic Money Transfer

Last week we needed to move money from our savings account at one bank to our chequing account at another so we could pay some Christmas bills. I initiated the electronic money transfer on Monday evening and saved copies of the confirmations along the way. Upon completing the transaction, the money was immediately removed from […]

Live Simply: Words To Live By

Live Simply

It’s been almost a year and a half since my husband and I embraced Cash Only Living. It has been a very freeing and sometimes very frustrating endeavour. One thing Cash Only Living has taught us is to live simply. To live simply for us means not buying all kinds of stuff we might like at the moment but […]

Tech Tuesday: Tech Roundup


This week I would like to share some interesting developments in the tech world that have come to my attention recently. While each of these is probably significant enough to merit its own article, I didn’t want to leave any of them out, so I will provide a brief introduction to each and let you […]

Insurance of Last Resort? Let It Be Liability

Couple Signing Liability Insurance

It was a Saturday in Spring and the boys were at play. Dad departed the backyard gathering to drop off the eldest of his three sons at a picnic. That left his younger boys, ages 6 and 9, along with a 5-year-old friend rough-housing on the swing set. Mom was inside the house. In less […]

Tips for Teaching Children Good Financial Habits


Having good financial habits is essential to make it in today’s world. It is important to teach your children how to handle money responsibly now so they will have an easier time with their own finances when they are older. Fortunately, following these tips can help you establish effective habits in your little ones: Give […]

Living on a Budget 14: The Unexpected


Summer has come and almost gone. This week the kids head back to school and the older kids have already left for university and college. Our roads will become quiet again as the tourists stay at home, leaving us locals one last chance to enjoy the beach and warm weather. Do I sound a little […]

How To Save Money While Grocery Shopping

Save Money Grocery Shopping

A while back we had a guest post on Top 10 Ways to Save Money on Groceries, and since we’ve instituted our family budget I’ve found the grocery store to be one of the biggest and easiest areas to overspend. Spending money on food can always be justified or so I used to tell myself. […]

Six Ways to Save More Money

Savings in a Jar

The most effective way to increase your savings is to reduce consumption. While some financial expenses are unavoidable, there are plenty of expenses in life that can easily be defined as wasteful. If you are looking for more effective ways to make the most of every dollar that you spend, you must find a way […]