Five unconventional ways to get your financial act together


Yes, building a budget, tracking spending, and paying yourself first are the tested pillars of saving money. But adding a few unconventional strategies into the mix can add to your bottom line too.

Impulse buying is the Achilles’ heel of saving money

The photo fails to do this Alexander McQueen blazer justice. Wish I had snapped a shot while wearing it. Sorry.

Watch out for impulse purchases or you may end up with skeletons in your closet.

How to make a sandwich

brie sandwich

When a fancy cooking program showed me how to make a simple sandwich, I got snarky and calculated the cost of lunch.

Are you frugal or cheap?

Are you frugal or cheap?

Take the frugality test by answering these cheapness questions to see for yourself.

Is Dollarama’s $3 HDTV antenna worth it?

tv antenna

I bought a three dollar TV antenna from the dollar store. This is what happened.

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