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AFFORDABLE WINTER TIRES: HOW I SAVED OVER $600

affordable winter tires

Winter is on my brain this week, thanks to a major frugal win! Before I fill you in on all the money saving goodness, let’s address the years coldest season! I know what you’re probably thinking; it’s far too early to be mentioning snow and cold! If you live in Canada or the northern U.S. however, the reality is setting …

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35 KICK-A$$ WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR FINANCES IN 2019

ways to improve your finances

This post may contain affiliate links, see full disclosure below. Updated, December 23, 2019. If you’re looking for ways to improve your finances, you’ve come to the right place!  In this post, I give you 35 ways you can begin to change your financial situation in 2019.  1. Understand your financial values. When it comes to money, many people feel stuck …

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The Hidden Cost Of Small Town Living

small town living

My wife and I are raising our three kids in a small town, about 40 minutes drive from my work in the city. We chose small town life many years ago for several reasons; family supports, proximity to schools & church, general peace and quiet, that kind of thing. The lower cost of living, town vs. city, was also a …

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ARE EXTENDED WARRANTIES WORTH IT?

are extended warranties worth it?

I remember shopping for a digital camera at Best Buy several years ago. This was back in the day when people still bought digital cameras. A salesperson explained to me the features and benefits of two comparable models.  In doing so, he pointed out the superior quality of one of the cameras, mentioning that he owned one very similar, and …

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HOW I OVERCAME A SERIOUS CASE OF FINCON FOMO

FINCON FOMO

I have a confession to make. This past week, I came down with a MAJOR case of FINCON FOMO.  That’s right. This debilitating condition had me in it’s clutches for a few days, until I finally managed to wriggle myself from its grasp. Now, I realize that some of you are unfamiliar with both of these acronyms.  “What the h&%$ …

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THE GREATEST CAR I’VE EVER OWNED

The Toyota Corolla turned 50 this week. On October 20th to be precise, according to the  Automotive News article that appeared on my Twitter feed.  This piece of news likely didn’t register with most people, simply disappearing into the Twitter abyss along with countless other morsels of information tucked neatly inside 140 characters. But I noticed.  In fact, there was …