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AN ASS-BACKWARDS APPROACH TO ROAD TRIP PLANNING

road trip planning

This post contains affiliate links, see full disclosure at the bottom of the page. It’s mid-April, and planning for the 3rd Annual ‘Super Frugal Road Trip’ has begun in earnest. In actuality, it’s closer to our family’s 15th road trip of a frugal nature, but they received a fancy title when I started blogging about them two summers ago. ROAD TRIP PLANNING …

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THOUGHTS ON GEOARBITRAGE

Around this time last year, I read this article about a young couple who decided to cash out of the bubble that is the Toronto housing market.  They sold the small house they had purchased for $300,000 seven years earlier, for over $1MM, and moved 250 miles up the highway to Ottawa.  I’m not sure how the story turned out, …

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MY SON IS BYPASSING COLLEGE. WHY I’M PERFECTLY FINE WITH IT

my son is bypassing college

My oldest child won’t be attending college after graduating from high school this June. At least, not this year. My son, (I’ll refer to him as A) who’s 17, has decided to take a gap year, something Mrs. MMM and I are perfectly fine with. A is a very bright kid, and while not at the top of his class …

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BLOG UPDATE & MY FIRST EVER PRODUCT LAUNCH!

blog update

Hey everyone!  I’m bringing you a (quick) blog update today.  I took perhaps my longest break ever between posts these past couple of weeks, but it’s been anything but quiet on the MMM front!  In fact, I’ve been incredibly busy working on a couple of different projects. I wanted to give you a sneak peak into some of the things …

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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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THE ENORMOUS BENEFITS OF COLLABORATION

collaboration

Hey everyone!  I’m sharing a personal story with you today, to illustrate how much you can accomplish when you collaborate with others to reach a shared goal. My hope is that it inspires you in some way.  Enjoy! July 2016.  The sun, almost directly overhead, was beating down hard.  I could feel the sweat on my forehead, and I had yet …

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BLOG ANNOUNCEMENT!

start your own online business

Hey everyone!  As promised, I have an announcement for you today!  But before I get to it, let me say this:  If you belong to one of the following 3 groups, this is for you! 1. You dream of escaping the 9-5. 2. You’re a side hustler or wannabe side hustler looking for ways to increase your income. 3. You’re simply a fan …

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IF FRUGALITY WAS A MUSCLE GROUP, I’D BE AHNOLD

frugality muscle

I’m flexing my frugality muscle this month, and it’s got me feeling pretty pumped!  In fact, I think it’s starting to go to my head. For the uninitiated, I decided to kick off 2018 with a no-spend month.  For the second straight year, I’m not spending a dime on non-essential items during the month of January. I’ve titled it my Month of Zero. …

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YOUR MOST IMPORTANT TASK PROBABLY ISN’T

your most important task

“What are you putting off out of fear?….I’ll repeat something you might consider tattooing on your forehead:  What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.  As I have heard said, a person’s success in life can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations he or she is willing to have.” – Tim Ferris …

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A MONTH OF ZERO – MY 2ND ANNUAL NO-SPEND JANUARY

a month of zero

Sometimes I wonder why I do the things I do. In the fall of 2016, I wrote a post about a budgeting trick I came up with a few years previous, as a means of disciplining myself to break the paycheque-to-paycheque cycle.  I named it the ‘5-day freeze’. 5-DAY FREEZE It involves making a very simple switch in your spending …