Why Should I Pay for a Costco Membership?

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If you’re anything like I was a few years ago, you may have considered a membership with a big box store like Costco but then thought, “Why should I pay an annual fee to buy groceries?” Your next thought, like mine, might be, “Besides, most people who have these memberships buy stuff they don’t need and end up spending more than if they shopped at a regular grocery store.” Those...

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Grocery Budget Motivation #3

Ever since the broken fridge incident, Brian and I have been attempting to rebuild our fridge and freezer supplies. But at the same time, we haven’t increased our grocery budget, so it’s been hard stocking up on things.  The freezer is still so sad looking!  But we are making progress slowly and still making sure to eat a well-balanced diet. Photo Credit: psd via Flickr For new readers,...

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July Garden Update

Our June garden results were a bit of a mixed bag.  We had a lot of seedlings that were a bit late getting into the ground and other seedlings that didn’t quite get enough plant food.  It’s been almost nothing but sun in Vancouver lately though – prime growing weather!  So how does July stack up so far?  Well… New community garden The new garden is soooooo beautiful!  I’m...

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Keep track of food expiration dates

According to a paper by Value Chain Management Centers, about $27 billion in food ends up in Canadian landfill and composts.  It’s an important issue because a lot of resources are invested into producing food.  If instead, some money was spent preventing food waste, the entire system could be more efficient and perhaps spend less money and resources. Photo credit via flickr Brian and I try...

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