I read an article in a magazine recently about ways to make travelling less stressful. This inspired me to think of fun and frugal ways to travel and I came up with these top ten tips! 1. Bring your phone or camera and download/take pictures of destinations that are on your itinerary – that way, if you’re in a foreign country and there’s a … [Read more...] about Top Ten Fun & Frugal Travel Tips
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I’ve learned a lot from tracking my spending money over these past few months and I thought I would start posting my weekly spending totals on Sundays. This week has been a good and bad week for spending: I have spent under my $100 limit in the entertainment spending money category – including food & dining, entertainment, and cash … [Read more...] about Weekly Spending Money Update: April 8 – 14
When you’re trying to balance socializing with maintaining a budget, you can run into problems pretty quickly. You’re first thought might be that you have to become a hermit and avoid answering the phone for the next two years to pay off your debt, but it doesn't have to be that way. Before you move out to the isolated shack in the mountains, read … [Read more...] about Socializing: Budget-friendly and buddy-approved!
One of the neatest ways I've heard to save money isn't actually about saving money per se, it’s about opening yourself to opportunities from the comfort of your own home- contests! Contests are a unique way to increase your chances to receive any of the weird and wonderful randomness floating around the universe. My best friend introduced me … [Read more...] about Contests: How you can win big and small!
I know this might not be a new idea to everyone but I’ve recently rediscovered mystery shopping for myself and wanted to share the goodness! This is a great opportunity to eat out at restaurants, go shopping at your favourite stores, or try out different things while making money. If you’re reliable, well-written, and have an eye-for-detail, … [Read more...] about Mystery Shopping