Category Archives: Personal Finance

Just Because

New car at our house. Not, strictly speaking, needed. Shall I justify? When Rom arrived in Canada in 2010, he immediately bought a car; I already had one. We both expected to use our own cars for daily commuting in

Just Because

New car at our house. Not, strictly speaking, needed. Shall I justify? When Rom arrived in Canada in 2010, he immediately bought a car; I already had one. We both expected to use our own cars for daily commuting in

Canadian Loyalty

Loyalty cards and points, that is! I have a few store rewards cards. I’m aware I’m exchanging personal information (my buying habits) for a few bucks, and I make reasonable attempts to stay informed. I don’t mind using cards or

Canadian Loyalty

Loyalty cards and points, that is! I have a few store rewards cards. I’m aware I’m exchanging personal information (my buying habits) for a few bucks, and I make reasonable attempts to stay informed. I don’t mind using cards or

Pantry Restock / Grocery Haul

After cleaning and reorganizing the food storage areas yesterday, I went on a big grocery shopping trip. Here is what it took to bring the kitchen up to fully stocked status: Includes: 2 x Weetabix cereal @ 4.00 each –

Pantry Restock / Grocery Haul

After cleaning and reorganizing the food storage areas yesterday, I went on a big grocery shopping trip. Here is what it took to bring the kitchen up to fully stocked status: Includes: 2 x Weetabix cereal @ 4.00 each –

Grocery Revelations from 2016

I have been studying my grocery expenses for 2016 and I’ve decided on a plan of action. You may remember that in 2015, Rom took over the grocery shopping and he did better than me the previous year. But, we

Grocery Revelations from 2016

I have been studying my grocery expenses for 2016 and I’ve decided on a plan of action. You may remember that in 2015, Rom took over the grocery shopping and he did better than me the previous year. But, we

The True Cost of a No Spend Day

I like reading personal finance blogs and I like the concept of No Spend Days, those days when you make an effort to buy nothing. Trying to achieve a run of No Spend Days helps me keep discretionary spending down –

The True Cost of a No Spend Day

I like reading personal finance blogs and I like the concept of No Spend Days, those days when you make an effort to buy nothing. Trying to achieve a run of No Spend Days helps me keep discretionary spending down –

Save Money with a Grocery Price Book

Keeping a grocery price book is one tool to save money on groceries. If you already shop from a grocery list and use menu plans to save money and reduce waste, a grocery price book is the perfect next step.

Save Money with a Grocery Price Book

Keeping a grocery price book is one tool to save money on groceries. If you already shop from a grocery list and use menu plans to save money and reduce waste, a grocery price book is the perfect next step.

Grocery Geekery

More than half of 2016 has passed so it’s time for a half-year grocery tally! I’ve tracked and analyzed my grocery spending every year since I started this blog. At our house we’ve gone through some dramatic changes in food shopping

Grocery Geekery

More than half of 2016 has passed so it’s time for a half-year grocery tally! I’ve tracked and analyzed my grocery spending every year since I started this blog. At our house we’ve gone through some dramatic changes in food shopping