The Fine Art of Frugality…Continued

A couple of weeks ago I gave four tips on how to be a little more frugal. Well here’s two more just in time for the holidays…that is, if you have any money left to save after Black Friday, Small-Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday……. 1. Save on the Big Stuff Put focus on saving money on the…


4 Ways to Be Just A Little More Frugal

During my first go-‘round in University as an undergrad, frugal spending habits kept me afloat until I graduated and got a job. But it was only a few years of a steady pay-check before those habits mysteriously vanished. Strange how that happens, right? Well it’s been a great slap in the face having recently returned to…

Finance, Minimalism, Simplicity

Are We All Hyper-Consumers?

While listening to CBC radio today about China’s growing smog problems, the word ‘hyper-consumerism’ was mentioned when referring to consumer trends in North America and China.The lady said it quickly and matter-of-factly as if it was a commonly known term, but to me the word felt like a slap in the face. Hyper-consumerism!? Whoa, I…

Finance, Minimalism

Buy Nothing Challenge

Buying nothing is kind of forced upon you when you’re a student. Having left my steady paycheck 5 months ago and rejoined the bank-draining world of student life, I’ve begun to revisit old money-saving techniques that I conveniently avoided when I was working full-time. All of a sudden, a new $80 sweater seemed absolutely ludicrous!…

Finance, Minimalism

How Much Does It REALLY Cost?

“The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call ‘life’ which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden I’ve discovered a few fool-proof strategies for myself to reduce my ‘stuff’ buying, and Mr. Thoreau’s quote sums the first one s it up…

Finance, Food and Recipes, Independence

Does Money = Wealth?

What does it mean to be wealthy? The word wealth instantly conjures the thought of a big bank account and a ballin’ penthouse with fancy leather furniture. This is the immediate response simply because we’ve grown up thinking money can essentially buy you whatever you could possibly need. But can it actually? My theory is true wealth…

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