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4 Tips For a Cheap & Memorable Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner – so don’t forget! This Sunday, nothing will make your mom more proud than a thoughtful gift or reminder…that doesn’t break the bank. So when this Sunday rolls around, be prepared to bring a smile to Mom’s face without making her worry ‘about all that money you must have spent!’ Four great ways to show Mom that you care: 1. Skype Date Out of town? We all now that domestic Canadian flight costs can really add up – especially if you’re just traveling for

Cooking on a Tight Budget is Easy – Learn from the Best!

When I started to do some research on cash-saving ways to cook I stumbled across an amazing resource that I needed to share with you guys: The 99 Cent Chef [] As his name suggests, every ingredient that goes into his cooking costs less than $1. His blog is loaded with tasty recipes, great cooking tips, and techniques for finding the freshest and best deals around. He lives in LA, but the tips can be taken to any neighbourhood you want. Whether you want to be a

LifeHacker Tells Us The Best Times to Buy

Here is a great article from the good people at LifeHacker about optimizing your calendar of shopping. I’m not saying you should be spending your way through the entire year, but if you’ve got some purchases planned, you should definitely check out this link and the info in it: They profiled a lot of customer data, sales trends and major chain discount cycles to come up with the best times of year for buying… well… pretty much

Save on your Entertainment Budget with Netflix

Like most of you, entertainment is a big part of my budget. Little cuts can make a big difference – especially when it comes to recurring costs and subscriptions. With any high-speed internet connection, you can take a big bite out of your cable TV bill by trying out []. Netflix started out primarily as a mail-based DVD delivery service. You’d ‘rent’ movies online, and they would ship you the actual DVD in the mail. When you were done, you’d send it back and rep

Halloween Ideas That Are Cheap & Fun

October 31st doesn’t have to be the scariest time of year for your wallet. Getting into the Halloween spirit can be as cheap as it is fun. That means more money for tricks, treats and Halloween parties – instead of wasted cash on an outfit you’re going to only wear once. Without being lame, there are some great ways to save around this spooky season and get into the SMART SPENDING mode that we love at the Mogo Blog. We already took a look at what you can do to be cash-savvy with your kids’ cos