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Would You Buy a $1,000 Stroller?

POSTED BY Caroline Cakebread

That’s how much they wanted for the bright red, high-tech Bugaboo stroller my husband and I were admiring at the baby store. Back then, I was pregnant with our first child and we were out stroller shopping (back in the days when we took a full night’s sleep for granted). We ended up walking away and going with a cheaper option. But it’s really easy to get lured into buying a designer stroller for your first baby — after all, you want everything to be perfect. MORE

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Affording Your Wedding

POSTED BY Lesley Scorgie

Weddings are expensive, considering they last for only a day. The average Canadian couple spends between $20,000 and $24,000 on their wedding. Many turn to their parents, credit cards, loans or savings accounts to foot the bill. Approaching your wedding with a frugal mindset will ensure you save money, avoid debt and still enjoy your special day. MORE

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Subscribe and Save

POSTED BY Christine Sirois

While most students slave over textbooks all semester, things are a little different in journalism school. Our textbooks are newspapers and magazines. While the rest of the world may snub the ol’ ink on paper, I’m a bit old-fashioned. But buying each issue of a magazine or a daily paper gets pricey, especially if you’re an avid reader. MORE

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New Year, New Budget

POSTED BY Stacey Bowman

Exactly one month ago to the day, all of my scholarship and Ontario Student Loan moneys just became available for me to purchase food with. A bit of a travesty, don’t you think? What if I didn’t have any credit to bridge that unexpected 2-week gap between completely emptying my bank account on January 1 and January 18, two weeks later? MORE

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Coffee Cravings and Savings

POSTED BY Christine Sirois

If you’re anything like me, it’s hard to function without coffee. However, with the temptation of gaining 10 extra minutes of sleep by visiting an awesome coffee shop right next to my bus stop, I’ve fallen into the bad habit of buying it by the cup, instead of brewing my own – something that’s become a costly pattern. MORE

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