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OUR SUPER FRUGAL ROAD TRIP – PART 3

This past week, we returned home from our Super Frugal Road Trip (2017 edition), and I’ve finally found time to total up the expenses from our vacation. If you’ve been following along, you’ll know that we embarked on a lengthy family road trip last month. If you haven’t and would like to get more detail on our frugal vacation, make …

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OUR SUPER FRUGAL ROAD TRIP – PART 2

This post contains affiliate links, see full disclosure below. Hey freedom fighters! We’re officially past the halfway point of the Mystery Money super frugal road trip, which makes for an opportune time to check in with an update. In case you missed my last post, our family left home on July 21st. During our trip, we’re staying in hotels and with family, covering over …

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A HELPFUL GUIDE TO CAMPING ON A BUDGET

Hey everyone!  I’ve got a guest post for you today from my friend, Deann Rebello, who blogs over at BearinForest.com.  Camping is one of our family’s favourite things, but like anything else, it can get pretty expensive.  In this article, Deann provides some great advice on how anyone can go camping on a budget. Enjoy!     I know how camping can get quite expensive, especially …

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OUR SUPER FRUGAL ROAD TRIP – PART 1

This post contains affiliate links, see full disclosure below. Hey all!  I hope you’re having a wonderful summer!  We’re on the road for the next couple of weeks, an epic road trip that will take us over four thousand miles across five states and two, potentially three Canadian provinces. For you, my readers, I’ll be blogging along the way, detailing different aspects of …

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WOULD YOU BUY YOUR CHILD THEIR FIRST CAR?

Hey everyone! In today’s post, I pose the question of whether parents should purchase a first car for their child, versus having them save the money on their own. My son turned 16 about six months ago, and is currently shopping for his first car. Naturally, this has led to many conversations with other parents about their own experiences. What …

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WHATEVER IT TAKES, LIVE DIFFERENTLY

  Hey everyone! This past week, I’ve been thinking about the concept of what it means to ‘live differently’ when it comes to your money. As you’ll find out below, I was inspired by a quote from a fellow personal finance blogger. To illustrate the power of living differently, as opposed to following what most consider to be the ‘normal’ …

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HOW MUCH MONEY ARE YOU WILLING TO SPEND ON YOUR PETS?

Hey freedom fighters!  This past week was a tough one, as we had a close call with our dog Molly.  We were facing a potentially huge vet bill, and some very difficult decisions.  Fortunately things worked out, but the experience got me thinking about the amount of money people spend on their pets.  From doggy daycare to costly medical expenses, we’re spending billions …

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HOW TO CONQUER IMPOSTOR SYNDROME

Hey everyone!  I’ve got a great post for you today from Mrs. Picky Pincher.  In it, she shares some great advice on how to avoid impostor syndrome, or feeling like a fake.  I think it’s something we can all relate to at one point or another.  I hope you enjoy it!  When you’re done reading, please make a point to stop by the Picky Pincher …

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OVERCOMING YOUR FINANCIAL KRYPTONITE

The personal finance blogosphere has it’s share of stars.  These superheroes of personal finance walk, or bike, among us.  They look like you and me…for the most part. 😉  They have interests that are similar to anyone else, join the same clubs, and attend the same churches.  Their kids ride the school bus with your kids. They even shop at the same …

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MONEY

Walking through the office this week I noticed Ron, one of my regular clients, waiting by the front door.  Whenever I see him, I make a point to stop and chat.  We’ve shared many conversations over the years, and I appreciate his thoughtfulness, and his insights on life.  Ron’s an older guy, in his early to mid-seventies, so needless to …