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Frugality

Spending money isn’t the enemy

Someone asked me the other day… You’re advertising yourself as a frugal person on your blog… so does this mean you don’t buy anything at all? Wow that sure is an interesting question with a hint of sarcasm perhaps?…

Being mindful consumers

As you may have heard, fellow Canadian personal finance blogger, Cait Flanders’ first book “The Year of Less” was launched in January. I have followed Cait’s journey on her blog for the last few years and absolutely loved her…

Does Costco cost more? Grocery shopping price comparison

Since our financial epiphany, we have tracked our expenses using a self-made excel sheet. Within this excel sheet, we have established different categories like grocery, household items, eating out, hydro, car fuel, etc to allow for some quick analysis…

Coaching service now available

Several readers have reach out to me via email about coaching on personal finance, investing, and financial independence related topics. While I have tried to answer questions via email, most of these questions really require further & lengthy discussions.…

Weekend Reading – Where’s blue sky edition

The last few days we haven’t seen blue sky in the Lower Mainland/Metro Vancouver. Instead, we get hazy, smoky sky across the Lower Mainland thanks to all the wildfires. The sun is bright orange under the hazy smoky sky,…

How financially sound are you?

Although we own 6 Canadian banking stocks,we use Coast Capital SavingsĀ for our day-to-day banking. We are happy Coast Capital Savings customers. The other day I got a letter from Coast Capital Savings stating that they would give me $40…