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Creative Ways to Save $500 or More a Month

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With the cost of living steadily increasing, it’s time for us to take control of our spending. It’s so easy to go with the flow and not look at the options available if we don’t have to. With high unemployment, single parent households and more, there are people looking for ways to save because its become a necessity. With a little digging into your circumstances, you’ll be surprised to discover ways you can either cut back spending or actively put money towards savings. It’s not easy but it’s worth a sacrifice or two to stay in the black.

Here are creative ways to help you keep more money in your pocket every month. What tricks have worked for you in the past? Please share in the comments.

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10 Family Activites To Enjoy This Winter

Winter is upon us folks!  It took some time for it to get here but it HAS arrived.  Granted, winters in Ontario are milder than they tend to be out West but still…we get our fair share of minus degree weather.  If any of you are like me, you hibernate during the winter months.  I love being outdoors but not so much in the winter months.  For those of you who are outdoors all year round…kudos to you!  There are a lot of activities to enjoy outdoors but I’m going to stick to being warm and toasty for the next few weeks.

Miss O on the other hand, loves being outside.  It doesn’t matter what kind of weather we’re experiencing, she loves being out there.  Depending on how you like to enjoy your winter months, here are a few suggestions of ways to keep your little ones occupied.

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Mommy and Me Pizza Recipe

DinnerI’ve been blessed with a daughter who is definitely not a fussy eater.  Mind you, she does have her favourite meals but she’s willing to try new things.  This is especially true when she’s involved in the preparation of meals.  I enjoy spending time in the kitchen with her, seeing me prepare meals encourages her and she actively asks to help.  To ensure that she can participate in meal prep, we make simple meals together once a week.  One of our favourites is “homemade” pizza (“homemade” because I buy the dough vs. make my own).  I’m going to tell myself that its healthier than ordering out!  The main benefit I find with this activity is it’s a great bonding exercise.  I can explain each step to her along the way and she feels confident knowing that she had a hand in making a meal that day.

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