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Like many, I know summer is here when my calendar starts to fill up with a variety of activities -- barbecues, sporting events, patio time, family road trips, picnics and cottage time. Who doesn't want to take advantage of this time of year before the Canadian winter takes hold again? But, there's a hitch -- cost.
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If you missed International Games Day -- held each November to promote fun, camaraderie and learning through the playing of games of all types -- don't despair. Here's a simple way to combine the fun and learning of International Games Day with the sustainability focus of Earth Day.
Although the holidays are well behind us, the pinch of all that holiday spending is still being felt. On top of that, resolutions made to eat better can seem impossible when budgets are tight. The good news is that there are ways to eat well this winter while trying to cut back on food spending.
I just came back from NYC and I wanted to pass on some of my money saving strategies. I saved money on everything from dining, roaming, hotels, attractions to my cell phone bill. It is easy to spend a ton in NYC with the exchange rate and higher Manhattan prices and after many trips I've been able to put more "sweet" into visiting the big apple!
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We spend money almost every single day, but unfortunately our expenses aren't always productive. Even if you have a seemingly air-tight budget, you may still be wasting your money on trifles. How so? Perhaps you are still paying for something that's on its way to becoming obsolete or simply isn't all that practical.
It's hard enough to make food changes to lifestyles, adding higher costs may make these improvements even harder. But don't despair! There IS hope for budgets and healthy eating. It's hard enough to make food changes to lifestyles, adding higher costs may make these improvements even harder. But don't despair! There IS hope for budgets and healthy eating.
Canada Day is coming up on July 1. Proud Canadians will be gathering with their friends and family to celebrate the birth of our nation all those years ago. And in true Consolidated Credit fashion, utilize these truly Canadian ways to ensure that you and your family have a financially secure future.
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When you use the Internet to rent a room, the amount you pay is split between the hotelier and the online travel site you used. Why not cut out the middle man entirely by calling ahead? Here are some more tips on how to save some serious cash, and still get the best vacation you could hope for!
Once you know the magician's tricks, you will find that you have only the items you want in your cart and a little more money in your pocket. Know that everything that happens from the moment you walk in the door is designed for your comfort (i.e. to make you feel happy so that you slow down and buy more).