Making money in college doesn't mean you have to work at the local pizza place. Here are some easy jobs for college students that won't tie you down.

Non-Traditional and Easy Jobs for College Students

Though I managed to hold a part-time job while in university, it wasn’t easy. I did it totally out of necessity, and if I could have managed without one, I would have. Don’t get me wrong I would have made money during the summers but having the responsibility of a job while studying can be […]

renting a home

5 Reasons Why Renting is Sometimes the Better Choice

Did you know that “houses for rent”, “rental properties,” and “apartments” are some of the most searched keywords? Check the classifieds of any local newspaper, and you’re sure to see vast numbers of listing of rental properties. Millions of people worldwide are choosing to lease a rental property, either temporarily or even for several years. […]

Thinking of buying a house? Here are four home ownership costs you need to consider before signing on the dotted line.

Four Home Ownership Costs to Consider Before Buying

For some, homeownership is a huge goal. At one point, it was one of my goals too. I fantasized about owning a home of my own every day until it happened. Though we did, what we thought was a lot of homework before buying, there was still so much we didn’t know, or think about, […]

It's easy to lose your sanity during back to school time. Here's how you can prepare for easy school lunches that are quick and healthy to put together.

Preparing Easy School Lunches and Keeping Your Sanity

I have a love/hate relationship with lunches. I love making them because I have control over what my family is eating and most importantly it’s much easier on the budget than either buying out every day or, in my daughter’s case, paying an additional $5.00 per day for her daycare. Though we still do have […]

When you're getting ready for dorm living there are a few basics you're going to need. Here's what to expect and where to find the best deals.

Prepping for Dorm Living

My newsfeed on Facebook is full of comments about back to school related stuff. Deals found, questions related with starting school and parents looking for help about what they need for their university aged kids who are moving away for the first time. Moving away for school is a big step in life. A big, […]

Our daughter is quickly outgrowing her room. So, we've decided to do a big girl bedroom on a budget. Here are budget friendly decorating plans.

Planning Out a ‘’Big Girl’’ Bedroom on a Budget

I have finally come to terms with the fact that our three year old has outgrown her bed. We have a crib that converts to a daybed and finally, with the help of a conversion kit, you can turn it into a double bed headboard and footboard. She has been out of her crib for […]

Planning a road trip with a toddler? If so, find out how we beat boredom, take of potty breaks, and plan snacks!

Planning a Road Trip with a Toddler

This week we will be embarking on our first family road trip with our toddler! We travelled a bit when she was a baby but now that she’s an active three ear old I suspect things will be a little different. Things like potty breaks and dealing with the ‘’I’m bored’s’’ and ‘’are we there […]

Camping can be expensive or it can be cheap. Here's how my family enjoys frugal camping on a regular basis.

Frugal Camping: Use What You Have!

Camping wasn’t a part of my childhood. Probably because my mom’s family had access to a cottage, so it wasn’t until I was a young adult that camping was introduced to me. I loved everything about it. The tents, the outdoors, the fires, the food preparations. My husband and I are self-proclaimed camping experts and […]

The summer is such a busy time which makes it so easy to constantly eat junk all the time. Here's how you can eat well in the summer without sacrificing taste.

How to Eat Well in the Summer

I have a love hate relationship with the summer and eating for both me and my family. Though I love the abundance of fresh fruit that is seasonally available, I also know there will be many more temptations. More BBQ’s to attend, more road trips (which for us means more snacks), more late nights and […]

Is your little one wanting to earn some extra cash? Here's a list of jobs your kid can do this summer to earn some money. These aren't all fun but they are worth it!

Cleaning Poop and Other Jobs Your Kid Can Do This Summer to Earn Money

A few weeks ago as I was getting my daughter ready for bed there was a knock at the door. It was two kids, about 14 asking to mow our lawn. My husband was already planning to do it the next day so I thanked them and gave my apologies. They looked totally defeated. They […]