Category Archives: Stretch and Save

Are You Overspending on Your Kids? Where to Spend and Where to Save

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They brighten days and light up lives. Although the best things in life are said to be free, raising children is a costly endeavor. Here in Canada the national average comes in at over $200 000. This figure includes healthcare, everyday needs and gifts, but it doesn’t factor in expenses like post secondary education, wedding expenses or vehicles. With the cost of just about everything on the rise, it is more important than ever to stretch your dollars where possible. Whether you have deep pockets or a modest budget, saving on everyday expenses leads to more efficient spending, and leaves more room to save. Continue reading Are You Overspending on Your Kids? Where to Spend and Where to Save

Thrills and Treasures, Local Flea Markets Host the Hunt

History Channel, along with others have begun to air shows like American and Canadian Pickers. These shows are gaining momentum and are quite popular. As a bargain hunter and treasure seeker, I can see why people tune in week after week to see what these people turn up in perfect stranger’s barns and homes. Continue reading Thrills and Treasures, Local Flea Markets Host the Hunt