• Simple Living

    How to Eat for $500 a Month: Our Take on a Cash Only Grocery Budget

    Phew. We made it. Today was my last grocery run for February. Five hundred dollars in a Hallmark card envelope to feed us for the past twenty-eight days.* A challenge, yes. Especially considering a month ago, our average grocery costs were hovering around $1000/month. This month, we halved it. And then some. In fact, at this moment, there is $8.45 remaining in that crinkled, well worn envelope. So really, we only spent $491.55 this month. Yay us! Truly, it’s you guys who are deserving of the praise. So many of you have messaged me with different techniques and advice you use to minimize your monthly grocery bill. You guys have…

  • Faith

    Keeping Up with the Jones’….Or Not.

    Money and I have a love/hate relationship. Everything about it stresses me out. I sit in bank meetings and my eyes slowly glaze over. Don’t ask me what a mutual fund is. Or what the current interest rate is. I mean, seriously…I just figured out what a tax-free savings account is. Now I whip out the acronym “TFSA” like a boss. Like I know what I’m talking about. You might be wondering how I’ve gotten this far in life with my head buried in the sand, financially speaking. Truth be told, I do understand more about money than I let on. (I did live on my own for a good…