Summer 2012 Garden recap

Garden recap, Vegetable Garden, grow your own, vegetables, gardening, community planting
One of the best ways to cut down on food costs while eating healthy is to grow as much of your own food as possible.  This past summer marked our first attempt at growing a balcony garden AND our first opportunity at a community garden.  There were some ups and downs, but overall, it was a very rewarding experience.  Financially, I think we did okay! Balcony garden costs: $12: 3 bags of...

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Posted in: General

Updates: October 7-13

Ok, I promise this will be the last update for awhile where I mention the garden. I’m sure you’re all sick of hearing about it! This morning, we braved the rain (Vancouver has finally decided to start being Vancouver again) and harvested the remainder of our crop. CF has a full year end garden summary coming this week, but as you can see from the picture, we had a pretty good crop for just...

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Posted in: Weekly Updates

My weekly meals #3

It can be hard to imagine what eating on $100 a month is like.  So, similar to our grocery motivation posts, I’m going to occasionally post a journal of what Brian and I ate that week, along with approximate costs.  The costs are only approximate because I don’t always remember how much I money I paid for meat or bulk vegetables for example.  But I’ll try to use a cost that reflects...

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Posted in: Food and Grocery

Investing in your family’s future with insurance

Family photo, Investing in your family's future, life insurance, securing the future, securing the family
This is a guest post from John Michael, a third party personal financial advisor for consumers interested in investments and securities.   Most people know that it’s important to set aside some money for a rainy day.  Having an emergency fund is a necessary part of a healthy budget because it lets you weather unexpected expenses like repairing an appliance or paying a medical bill.  Most financial...

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Posted in: Family, Money
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