You’re out at the mall and your child sees a toy they’ve decided they absolutely cannot live without. They beg you for it. You look at the price tag and say No, you’re not spending money on that. They throw a fit in the middle of the store. You try to leave the mall as gracefully as possible while carrying a screaming child. You make a mental note to find a babysitter the next time you really need to shop.
Most parents or guardians can relate to the experience of having to turn down their child’s desperate pleas for an expensive toy, game, or item of clothing that they don’t need. So how do you let your child down without also inadvertently triggering a temper tantrum?
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As we’re getting closer to the end of the month, we think it’s the perfect time for you to take a step back and look at the progress you’ve made so far. We’ve come up with some questions to help you reflect below:
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One of the most important components of our Frugal February challenge is ‘saving money’ but how can you tell if you’re saving effectively?
Take our quiz to see where you can improve!
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The first couple of months at the start of a new year can be challenging budget-wise; most of us are still recovering from Christmas expenses so we spend most of January playing catch up and falling behind on other bills.
We want to help you break the debt cycle. Welcome to Frugal February.
As the name suggests, we’ve got some suggestions and tips to help you save money this February so you can pay down your debt and hopefully put some money aside too.
The rules are simple and even sticking to just half of them will have a positive impact on your finances:
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The winter months at the beginning of the year can be hard to deal with – particularly if you live in a country like Canada that’s often cold, snowy and grey for days on end. We’ve got a few suggestions to help you deal with the winter blahs without spending any money and by staying under budget.
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