Posts Tagged: frugal

Brown Bag Lunch

Photo: mint.com Every day I pack a bag for work as if I am going away for a week! I carry a big backpack filled with everything I need to keep me going for 8 hours. And it’s a lot! Especially

Brown Bag Lunch

Photo: mint.com Every day I pack a bag for work as if I am going away for a week! I carry a big backpack filled with everything I need to keep me going for 8 hours. And it’s a lot! Especially

Not-So-Sad Savings

Last year I tracked how much I saved using coupons, and how much I earned and spent on my points cards. The less you spend, the less you “save” with points and other schemes. Being frugal, I thought it wouldn’t

Not-So-Sad Savings

Last year I tracked how much I saved using coupons, and how much I earned and spent on my points cards. The less you spend, the less you “save” with points and other schemes. Being frugal, I thought it wouldn’t

Are You in Tune With the Seasons?

I fear that because of my NDD, I am not in touch with the seasons. Seasonal living comes in degrees – six degrees of separation! First Degree: Living off the land Second Degree: Making major changes in your lifestyle depending on

Are You in Tune With the Seasons?

I fear that because of my NDD, I am not in touch with the seasons. Seasonal living comes in degrees – six degrees of separation! First Degree: Living off the land Second Degree: Making major changes in your lifestyle depending on

Goodbye, Store Rewards!

It’s the law of diminishing returns: I no longer shop enough to benefit from store rewards! As posted here, I used to earn rewards from Air Miles, Canadian Tire, Chapters, and Shoppers Drug Mart, to name a few. So far

Goodbye, Store Rewards!

It’s the law of diminishing returns: I no longer shop enough to benefit from store rewards! As posted here, I used to earn rewards from Air Miles, Canadian Tire, Chapters, and Shoppers Drug Mart, to name a few. So far

Are We Alternative?

Have you ever stepped outside the mainstream and found a community of like-minded folks who accepted you completely? Now, more than ever, people are embracing their outsider status and are proud to live apart. Not necessarily frowning on others, but

Are We Alternative?

Have you ever stepped outside the mainstream and found a community of like-minded folks who accepted you completely? Now, more than ever, people are embracing their outsider status and are proud to live apart. Not necessarily frowning on others, but

Everyday Earth Day To-Do List

Everybody I know is quite thrifty and green, and I try to do my part! Here are the big-ticket things I’ve done to amp it up: Moved back to my hometown where people are proud to be frugal (it makes

Everyday Earth Day To-Do List

Everybody I know is quite thrifty and green, and I try to do my part! Here are the big-ticket things I’ve done to amp it up: Moved back to my hometown where people are proud to be frugal (it makes

Splurges and Scrimps

I like to compare notes with people about what they splurge on and what they scrimp on. Mostly people get sheepish about this, and laugh at themselves. We all know those who buy the cheapest, scratchiest toilet paper and the

Splurges and Scrimps

I like to compare notes with people about what they splurge on and what they scrimp on. Mostly people get sheepish about this, and laugh at themselves. We all know those who buy the cheapest, scratchiest toilet paper and the