Topic: Saving

Save Money on Transportation

Sep 11 2015 - Budgets, Saving

If you’re going back to school or back to your regular routine, your transportation costs are definitely something you need to consider when you’re reviewing your budget. In today’s blog post, I share some of my favourite tips and resources on how to save money on transportation.

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How to Save Money when Buying School Supplies

Aug 19 2015 - Saving, School

If you haven’t noticed (or maybe you’re trying to avoid it), its back to school time! If you are heading back to school in September, costs can add up very quickly. Don’t know where to start? Good Housekeeping has a great list for back to school shopping supplies, from three-ring binders to disinfectant wipes. Keep in mind that you might not need everything, so shop according to what you will ACTUALLY use. Below, I have included some of the most common items I purchased during my university career; I hope this helps you when determining what you need this year.

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How to Update Your Wardrobe on a Budget

Jul 29 2015 - Saving

Ladies and Gentleman, it’s time to update your wardrobe! Wait! Before you pull out your credit cards and go on a much needed shopping trip, for the latest crop top, festival wear, yoga pants, or office outfits – let me share some of my tips for updating your wardrobe on a budget. Keep in mind that these tips can be applied to your entire family!

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5 Travel Apps to Save You Money (With Amanda Stancati)

May 8 2015 - Saving

Spring may have just started, but summer is just around the corner – and that means its vacation time! So we turned to the vacation experts for some tips. Amanda Stancati at tripcentral.ca provided us with 5 travel apps designed to help you save money when travelling. After all, we could all use a little more saving on our getaways!

With these 5 travel apps that can save you some money, there’s no excuse not to download them onto your smart phone and review how they could help you wander the world for less. Budget for your trip beforehand, and while you’re there, hit up Broadway shows and happy hours, all while saving a few bucks.

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Choice and Affordability Coming to a TV near You!

Apr 9 2015 - Saving, Your rights

For most young adults these days – Netflix seems to be the “go-to choice” for television entertainment. It’s affordable and entertaining. In fact, we recently wrote a blog about Netflix’s advantage for alternative TV. However, things have changed somewhat in the last few weeks. According to the Financial Post, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced the next stage in the evolution of Canada’s cable and television industry. The CRTC has required pick-and-pay TV channels and basic packages with a $25 cap from cable providers.

What this means is that TV is about to give the consumer more “choice and affordability” beginning March 2016. In a previous blog, I mentioned that being a first-time home-buyer gives me little discretionary income to spend on luxuries like $80 satellite and cable. Expensive bundles can really add up!

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Save Money and Eat Well Too (With Anna Olson)

Feb 12 2015 - Saving

I think it’s safe to say we all agree it’s important to follow a balanced diet of nutritious foods to stay healthy. However, it can be difficult at times to make smart purchases when grocery shopping. Is it because healthier foods cost more money than unhealthy food? Or is it because we don’t always know what foods are best for us? Well, that’s why we turned to the help of Celebrity Chef Anna Olson. Like myself, she believes that eating well doesn’t have to mean buying expensive foods or shopping at pricey health food stores. To be quite honest, it can actually be quite easy to eat well and save some cash on groceries at the same time. Anna has provided 5 simple tips and cost saving nutritious recipes for you to follow. Listen up students! Are you ready to kick your Kraft dinner diet to the curb?

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